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Radr Essentials: Runtown, WANI, Timbo and More

The past week has been yet another great week for music with exciting new sounds dropped left and right. Here is a curation of some of the hottest tracks that dropped last week so you don’t miss a single one.

1 4 3- Timbo

This track follows the artiste begging his love interest not to leave him after he hurts her. Timbo uses his electro-sound to capture the soul of the message he passes with this song. The track has a generally chill lo-fi sound that will please listeners. 

Kini issue- Runtown 

Runtown merges dancehall and afrobeats on this track about the triviality of money to him. The dancehall drums are accentuated by saxophone notes and a catchy chorus.

All My Ladies- WANI

WANI calls on all his ladies to pop their favorite colors on this afrobeats track. This self hype song combines a fast paced tune with a sick beat to create a dance floor jam sure to excite listeners.

Don’t Be Shy- Kida Kudz

Kida kudz hops on this drill beat and delivers hot rhymes with the softest vocals at the start of the  track. While soft paced, the beat is catchy and simple. The artiste also added some street music influences in the hook of the song which gives it another layer of complexity.

Little Nokia- Bree Runway

This fire track starts with a rock-like guitar opening and continues with these rock influences. The artistes influences on this songare heavily inclined towards early 2000s rock and rnb. This record is about the artiste trying to avoid a toxic connection with her love interest and the rock influenced sound makes for an interesting, alternative listen.

Anesthetic- Toyin Ores

Toyin Ores’ new project anesthetic is a collextion of songs with a melting pot of influences and a variety of music styles. From Quick Splash to Toxic, listeners are going to be hooked by his versatility and the interesting ways he combines street music, dancehall and afrobeat influences.

Follow Me Reason- Zilla Oaks ft ESSKAY & PsychoYP

Zilla oaks delivers the chillest rhymes on this laid back beat. Backed up by ESSKAY and Psycho YP who bring equally chill, yet intense rhythm to this track. The song is a melting pot of rap and fast paced vocals that create an exciting track listeners are sure to enjoy

New Visuals

Gboju- Remy Baggins ft PsychoYP & Mojo

This music video is a dark, aesthetic accompaniment to Baggins’ track Gboju off his latest project, Amaterasu. The visuals to this song includes car roof top hopping and dark alleyway shots. The video screams “hard guy” but then again, the track Gboju goes hard as well with PsychoYP and Mojo spitting their accompanying bars on this beat.

Smile- Wizkid ft H.E.R.

The afrobeats giant dropped this video as a visual for this song with H. E. R. off this highly anticipated upcoming project, Made in Lagos. The video was a wholesome instant hit featuring his sons, delightful scenes of black joy and general happiness. Beautifully shot, the video spreads good vibes and smiles anyway a viewer can see it.

Magic- WhoisAkin fr olayinka ehi

This animated video perfectly captures the aesthetic of the song made my WhoisAkin. The video features a Wolf who saves a gurl, Olayinka Ehi, from some alien creatures and they begin a magical love story. The video is fun and Olayinka Ehi’s vicals add a special pizzazz to the ‘magic’ of the video.

Damages- Tems

Tems’ video to her hit song Damages, directed by Adedamola Falomo features the artiste singing about moving on from a toxic relationship surrounded by supportive female friends. The video starts off with a muted yellow tinge and moved to a bright pink with flashing neon lights possibly signaling an emotional shift from being bummed about an ended relationship to being excited about taking on the future.

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Betty Godson
Betty Godson