Brand New Singles That Could Be ROTW This Week

Every week, we give one jam the honor of enjoying a week’s long heavy airplay on HBR.

Last week the honor was Rich The Kid’s ‘Plug Walk’ but as we are yet to have a ROTW for this week, we thought it best to list a couple of new singles that may just be next in line.

Konshens – ‘Big Belly’ ft Rick Ross & Rvssian)

Though not quite your usual Caribbean flavoured jam, it has been quite some time since we featured a Jamaican artist on ROTW and this single which features Maybach Music mogul Rick Ross, definitely plays into our strengths being that it is a Hip Hop single. 

‘Me So Bad’ by Tinashe ft Ty Dolla $ign and French Montana

Following her ‘No Drama’ single featuring Migos super star Offset, Tinashe might be on ROTW with this playful jam ‘Me So Bad’. It’s uptempo which makes for an almost definite banger with the added advantage of featuring HBR staple artists Ty Dolla and F Montana. 


‘Love Struck’ by WSTRN, Tiwa Savage and Mr. Eazy.

Wouldn’t be the first time that this UK based RnB crew made it onto ROTW having had their single ‘Textin’ become ROTW. The crew seem to be targeting that spot with their latest release which is a collaboration with West African stars Tiwa Savage and Mr. Eazy.

‘Suicidal’ by Diplo ft Desiigner.

This Major Lazer producer and deejay never disappoints when it comes to producing hit singles and this new one he’s come out with features Trap star Desiigner.

Seems likely to get onto ROTW. 


Sauti Sol Become First Kenyan ROTW This Year

It was a long awaited collabo that Kenyan music group Sauti Sol teased via a series of tantalizing pics on social media.

Alluding to a time when singer Bien Aime boldly professed his love for Naija songstress Tiwa Savage, this BET nominated crew only just released this Pan-African collaboration, which they chose to title ‘Girl Next Door’.

The video which is incredibly shot, features authentic African city/town-scapes and showcases Tiwa in a both a blonde hairdo and a revealing tank top.

Like most of their music videos, ‘Girl Next Door’ is fast going viral and if you love it as much as we do, then you’ll definitely love hearing it over and over again as this week’s Record of the Week.

Are We Ready For A Sauti Sol Tiwa Savage Collabo? (Teaser)

They closed off 2018 with their sensual Patoranking collabo ‘Melanin’ and it looks like they intend on opening the year with yet another collabo, this time with African femcee Tiwa Savage.

Teasing the upcoming Maleek Berry produced single ‘Girl Next Door’ via instagram, the singers poked fun at Bien Aime’s long standing infatuation with the ‘Eminado’ singer, posting;

On the down low i’ve been loving Eminado tangu enzi za maziwa ya Nyayo #GirlNextDoor #AfrikanSauce …Out next week, Wednesday at 10am (EAT)/ 8am (WAT). Set your reminders fam! Prod by @maleekberry

(Bien Aime and Tiwa Savage)

You can tell from the short teaser that this is a sweet love song and Tiwa Savage even flexes her Swahili singing the line…

‘Sina noma hii wikendi niko easy’

Check it out;

Watch Roc Nation Signee Tiwa Savage’s Epic New Album Teaser

This past year, Tiwa Savage released a barrage of hits and we got to know her a lot better . 

Within the year, news of her tremulous marriage hit the scene but she managed to quickly douse those talks by coming out with even more hits and then getting signed by Jay Z’s massive record label Roc Nation.

Tiwa Savage has pretty much collaborated with every massive star from Africa (and beyond it) including Wizkid and Busy Signal, which of course leaves us wondering just how much more massive her next music collection will be like.

Turns out, we won’t be waiting much longer as Tiwa Savage herself teased her upcoming release posting; 

In case you didn’t know, we KILLED it this year
Can’t stop, Won’t stop
#SugarCaneEP No1 available on all digital streaming platforms
Get yours NOW and experience the magic ❤

Dubbed ‘Sugar Cane’, the epic video trailer which showcases a bit of Tiwa Savage’s musical journey (from her recent past) has been described by her Naija based production house, Mavin Records, as ‘her sweetest work yet’.

Check it out;

15 African Jams That Should Be On Your Playlist Right Now


Written By Khanyilanga Ndlovu


We’re all looking forward to a lit 🔥 time this 2017 and this playlist is just what you need to start turning up!

1. Mr Eazi- Short Skirt  ft. Tekno, BkChatLDN, Odunsi, Temi, Eddie Kadie, Oyemykke

2. Shourtie- Nakutaka tu Wewe


3. Amanda Black – Kahle


4. Navy Kenzo- Bajaj ft Patoranking

5. Kagwe Mungai – Nyumbani ft Alicios

6. Nandy – Wasikudanganye

7. Efya – Until The Dawn

8. Tiwa Savage – All Over

9. A-Reece – Feelings ft Flame

10. Ezi Emela – No Lele

11. Petra – Bandit ft Empress

12. Vivian – Attention ft Redsan

13.  Ngiyaz’fela ngawe – Kwesta ft Thabsie

14. Charlotte – Prince Kaybee ft Lady Zamar

15. Davido – IF 


For more, listen to Nana Fofie’s mashup of 2016’s & 2017’s African Hits

Don Jazzy is Now One Of 100 Nigerians To Own THIS

Don Jazzy is one Nigeria’s most iconic producers and is widely celebrated  as Mavin Records’ head honcho.

The Music Mogul recently celebrated his 34th birthday in style with a party that attracted most of Niageria’s stars like Reekado Banks and Iyanya.

While that was in itself something to write about it was more his birthday present that topped off the night.

As most African super stars are known to lead very lavish lifestyles, it’s a big wonder what one would gift the producer behind many of West Africa’s big artists including Tiwa Savage (who was in the country by the way), but it appears one person had just the idea.

(Click here for more of Tiwa Savage in Nairobi)

Don Jazzy was gifted with a bottle of the John Walker & Sons Private Collection 2015 Edition which reportedly costs a whooping N500,000 and is owned by only 100 people in all of Nigeria, including the birthday man himself.


Tiwa Savage Graces The VIBE Magazine Cover (Pics)

Nigerian music star Tiwa Savage has graced the VIBE Magazine cover for the “Vibe Next” feature where they talk about artists that are blowing up.

The star opened up about loads of stuff including her love for music, how it all started and why her Roc Nation deal is a huge blessing.

Here are a few excerpts from the magazine:

On how she got into music: I played trombone. Don’t ask me if I still play [laughs], but I literally picked it up because I had a crush on a boy in high school. He used to hang around with the cool kids, the musicians and dancers. Here I was: this kid fresh from Nigeria, strong accent, my mom shaved my hair off. I tried to get his attention. I went to this music teacher and said that I really wanted to do music. He looked to the corner of the room and said the trombone was the only instrument left. I picked it up, but eventually got bullied for it because it was always getting in the way on the bus. That was having the opposite effect of what I wanted because this guy’s now laughing at me instead of falling in love with me. So, I gave up and joined the choir.

On telling her parents about her music dreams: When I did tell my parents that I wanted to do music, my dad thought that I just wanted to sing in the choir. I told him I wanted to be a musician and initially he wasn’t really for it, so he told me to go to school and study in either business, engineering or be a doctor or a lawyer. I wanted to do music and he said that I have to go and study music. I’m glad he did because I ended up going to the Berklee College Of Music and I studied jazz and music business. It really comes in handy when I have to look at music contracts.”


How she ended up being a songwriter: “I was in the studio trying to create a demo for myself. I finished the song and went back home. The next day, I was supposed to come and do some ad-libs on it and learned that when I left, Fantasia Barrino heard the song and liked it.

“Long story short, she took the record and I got a publishing deal. I had to start writing songs for other people, which is a learning process for me because usually, I write songs just for myself. When you are submitting [music] for other artists, they make like the song, but they might say tweak a certain part. I had to learn how to tailor a lot of songs to different artists, but the beauty about being an artist now is that I can say what I want to say and how I want to say it.”



Obviously, Tiwa Savage is doing really great and has made significant growth in the past few months, despite being in a distressed relationship, which speculations say is most likely to be mended.

Most Followed African Artists On Instagram

They make great hits and live lavish lifestyles. It’s for these two reasons that the following celebrities have garnered the amount of following they have on instagram.

Well that and the fact that they’ve in some way made the scene thanks to some degree of scandal.

Leading the pack is Nigerian Sony signed emcee Davido with 2.9 million followers, taking over from Diamond who had topped that list for a very long time with 2.7 million.

Davido and Diamond are followed closely by Wizkid who’s got 2.5 million followers and just who follows next? Here’s the brief list.

2.2 million followers – Don Jazzy (who ties with Tiwa Savage).

1.8 million followers – Vanessa Mdee.

1.4 million followers – Ali Kiba.

1.2 million followers – Yemi Alade .


(Source credit: Bongo5) 


Tiwa Savage’s New Video is ‘Bad’!…Literally

They are two powerhouses blowing up on the African music scene and with Wizkid’s global recognition thanks to ‘One Dance’ and Tiwa Savage’s ‘Roc Nation’ deal still pending, this is one collabo I couldn’t wait to listen to and see if it would really live up to all the hype.

This Mavin record produced single now has a video and it wonderfully features both of these stars.

Does it live up to the hype? Let us know.