Press Play: New Music from Mr Eazi, Phyno, Pheelz and More
The best new sounds from around the continent!
Clarence Mac Ebong
●30th January 2023
Mr. Eazi – Werser
Mr. Eazi continues to lurk in and around the music scene, making his presence felt and his voice occasionally heard. He ended 2022 quite strongly. With Joey B, he put out “Patek” and followed up with the Shatta Wale-assisted “See Something”. Eazi begins 2023 with “Werser”, which sees him continue on this new-found Amapiano journey that he’s been on. Just like “Patek”, it borders on addictive and will be sure to live in several DJ rotations for the foreseeable future.
Pheelz – Stand By You
Pheelz has enjoyed a successful transition from producer to artist. His experience in the music scene has definitely had an influence on his songwriting prowess. The “Electricity” crooner continues to dip his foot deeper into the sea of audible artistry with his new record, titled “Stand By You”. The record carries a subtle bounce that’s fit for any love song, and Pheelz executes his vocals to perfection. It is evident that Pheelz has put out another banger.
FTK – Straight Up
It’s been a while since I took notice of twin artists since the time of P-Square. FTK revives this phenomenon in the Nigerian music scene. They open the year with their latest single, “Straight Up”. On the record, they’re a strong tag team as they croon about gaining the attention of a potential love interest. The Fresh DVM-produced song carries upbeat energy that will be fit for a festival lineup.
King Perryy – On God
King Perryy’s artistry has evolved well over the last few years. He continues to make strides at a good pace. Last year he put out “Ten Toes” which was such a good record, but never got the recognition it deserved. He returns in 2023 with “On God”. King Perryy attributes his improvement and good life to the grace of a higher power but makes it look sexy. Vocally he’s at a good level, and this record is one to take note of.
Phyno x Olamide – Ojemba
Phyno and Olamide have had the Nigerian rap scene on lock for so many years. Now, as veterans, they approach the game differently, particularly Olamide who has been spearheading the growth of one of the biggest labels in the Afrobeats space. They come together to run it back one more time on “Ojemba” and it really takes us back to their 2014 era. “Ojemba” has a sweet ethnic bounce to it, a bounce peculiar only to the Nigerian space. They work it well together and you should check it out.