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Radr Essentials vol. 18; Morse, ChuxChu, Zilla Oaks And More

Fresh off of last week’s shelves the Radr bringing you a lineup of our hot picks this week as well as a few books for your nightstand. The new week is bursting with new energies and a general air of refreshment and we hope these songs help you maintain this energy for the whole week.


Ether- Moss The Fireman & Morse

Retour entertainment artiste, Moss the Fireman has released a new, hard-hitting single titled, “Ether”. In the song, he enlists the help of prolific rapper, Morse, to deliver a carefully crafted song with several incredible bars, pleasing visuals and star presence. Both Ibadan-based rappers trade bars and perspective on the song, unpacking a slew of lyrical skill and sonic versatility overlaid on a catchy beat.

Numbers Don’t Lie- ChuxChu ft Ayo Jay

The song catches the listener’s eye with its wonderful album cover but once the track opens with its catchy beat and enamoring lyrics listeners will fall completely in love with the tune. A fitting reaction seeing as this is a love song where the artiste speaks of his destined love with his love interest. A warm, beautiful track listeners are bound to enjoy.

Beautifully- Fave

Fave immediately holds down listeners with her full, round vocals. The song moves at a steady, sedate pace, allowing listeners to marinate fully in the lyrics and tune of the track. Fave is evolving her sound and it looks like she has even more in store for her fans


A fast-paced indie song with the most pleasing vibes. The song is over so quickly, listeners will be scrambling for more of the ambient indie vibes. The sonic combination of the guitar and the soft vocals are the ultimate pleasing combination that gives the song its beauty.

Bussdown- Zilla Oaks ft Ayüü

One phrase to describe this drill track; Straight Bars. Zilla oaks and Ayüü are an energetic dynamic duo that seamlessly drives circles around the beat of the song. The flow switches as well as the catchy hook makes this song an addictive listen for every one who clicks.


Love is Power, Or Something Like That: Stories- A. Igoni Barrett

Barrett tells his stories and with humor and tenderness, introduces us to an utterly modern Nigeria, where desire is a means to an end, and love is a power as real as money. We follow his tales across the boisterous streets packed with people trying to make it to the next day and Barrett makes every reading worth it

Dog Meat Samosa, by Stanley Gazemba

The book delves into the bowels of Nairobi’s crowded urban backstreets to paint a gritty picture of its underworld, to describe the human experience within this once glorious “City in the Sun” that has since metamorphosed into a cutthroat hustlers’ paradise. Gazemba paints a stunning picture of a rapidly changing Nairobi which hides underneath its beautiful skin a growing mole of criminal activities.

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Betty Godson
Betty Godson