Teintée Africaine

Teintée Africaine

The idea behind ‘Teintée Africaine’ came about when I noticed a growing trend: European acts of African descent were increasingly tapping into the current popular African sounds and genres to innovate. The idea, then, was to pair those works with those made at the source. While the latter enjoyed less plaudits outside its locale, I felt that it deserved just as much of the spotlight.

Things are much different today. African pop music has gained more acceptance and recognition outside of the continent’s shores. Reasons for such a shift are numerous (and a much needed deep dive is in the works). Nowadays, African pop bonafides are no longer questioned.

Accordingly, the playlist had underwent some slight changes in subsequent iterations: more songs, more homegrown and home-based artists… The current playlist shape and format evolves from the last time we visited this concept (two years ago!)

First, pick your preferred platform to enjoy the playlist

What should I be expecting?

Last time there was a ‘Teintée Africaine’ playlist, it was broken into three smaller chunks, each of which indicating best time/setting to consume it: late afternoons, at night shindings, and while winding down into dawn. While, the playlist was put together with the same situations in mind, it felt more appropriate to do away with a group of playlists.

No matter how good the playlist, there’s no telling how it will be taken in. For instance, a lot of people like to shuffle the song order. Also, African Pop songs can fit into almost any situation so the order here is merely suggestive. Lastly, this playlist will be updated on a monthly basis; focusing on one playlist instead of three is much (much!) easier.

By the way, there’s an add-on! Each playlist update will come with a list of recommended projects (albums, compilations, EPs, etc.) that are worth more ear time. Granted, you would find several songs from those projects featured on the playlist. Still, we also believe you’d find as much delight in the whole projects as we have. 

So, what do you recommend?

Tiwa Savage

Celia

Otile Brown

Just in Love

Wizkid

Made in Lagos

Burna Boy

Twice as Tall

Nasty C

Zulu Man with Some Power

What about the tracklist?

001. DJ Tunez ::: PAMI (feat. Wizkid, Adekunle Gold & Omah Lay)
002. Wizkid ::: Ginger (feat. Burna Boy)
003. Omah Lay ::: Lo Lo
004. Rema ::: Ginger Me
005. Tiwa Savage ::: Dangerous Love
006. Diamond Platnumz ::: Jeje
007. Manu WorldStar ::: Choko
008. Wizkid ::: Blessed (feat. Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley)
009. Aya Nakamura ::: Doudou
010. Zuchu ::: Nobody (feat. Joeboy)
011. Wizkid ::: No Stress
012. Omah Lay ::: Damn
013. Adekunle Gold & Patoranking ::: Pretty Girl
014. Simi ::: Duduke
015. Chike ::: If You No Love

016. Cheque ::: Loco
017. Joeboy ::: Call
018. 2Baba ::: Opo (feat. Wizkid)
019. Patoranking ::: Abule
020. Sauti Sol ::: Suzanna
021. Diamond Platnumz ::: Haunisumbui
022. Benzema & Noti Flow ::: Foto Moto
023. Nandy ::: Acha Lizame (feat. Harmonize)
024. Kiff No Beat ::: La go
025. Elow’n ::: Doucement oh !!
026. S.Pri Noir & Dadju ::: 911
027. Mink’s ::: Sissiah (feat. Kameni)
028. Bebe Cool ::: Wakayima
029. Vinka ::: Love Panic
030. Cindy Sanyu ::: Boom Party

031. Sheebah ::: Nakyuka
032. Spice Diana ::: Kokonya (feat. Harmonize)
033. Azawi ::: Repeat It
034. Benzema & D.More ::: Ochungulo (Remix feat. Wyre)
035. Zuchu ::: Cheche (feat. Diamond Platnumz)
036. Wizkid ::: Roma (feat. Terri)
037. Tiwa Savage ::: Koroba
038. Tems ::: Damages
039. Burna Boy ::: Bebo
040. Olakira ::: In My Maserati
041. Oxlade ::: AWAY
042. Cheque ::: Satisfied
043. Tiwa Savage ::: Ole (feat. Naira Marley)
044. J.Derobie ::: Journey
045. Kwesi Arthur ::: Turn On The Lights

046. Fameye ::: 247 (feat. KiDi)
047. KiDi ::: Say Cheese
048. Zinoleesky ::: Ma Pariwo
049. Ajebo Hustlers ::: Barawo
050. Burna Boy ::: Way Too Big
051. Navy Kenzo & Tiggs Da Author ::: Pon Mi
052. Tiwa Savage & Sam Smith ::: Temptation
053. Beyoncé, Shatta Wale & Major Lazer ::: ALREADY
054. DJ Neptune, Joeboy & Mr Eazi ::: Nobody
055. Davido ::: FEM
056. Burna Boy ::: Wettin Dey Sup
057. Sauti Sol ::: Midnight Train
058. Nasty C ::: How Many Times
059. Kwesta ::: Njandini
060. Wizkid ::: Essence (feat. Tems)

061. Mr Eazi & Major Lazer ::: Oh My Gawd (feat. Nicki Minaj & K4mo)
062. Deejay Pius ::: Ubushyuhe (feat. Marina, Rosa Ree & A Pass)
063. Nasty C & Ari Lennox ::: Black and White
064. LADIPOE & Teni ::: Lemme Know (Remix)
065. Cassper Nyovest ::: Amademoni (feat. Tweezy)
066. Nasty C, Lil Gotit & Lil Keed ::: Bookoo Bucks
067. Miss Pru ::: Price to Pay (feat. Blaq Diamond & Malone Vector)
068. Miss Pru ::: uHulumeni (feat. Fakaloice, Blaq Diamond, Malone Vector & Manny Yack)
069. Victony ::: Space & Time
070. Cheque ::: Zoom
071. Damso ::: FAIS ÇA BIEN (feat. Fally Ipupa)
072. Innoss’B ::: Best (feat. Damso)
073. Ténor ::: Vitres teintées
074. Bramsito ::: Criminel (feat. Niska)
075. Dadju ::: Dieu merci (feat. Tiakola)

076. Suspect 95 ::: Mercon
077. SAM SAMOURAI ::: Sapo Gang, Pt. 1
078. SAM SAMOURAI ::: Sapo Gang, Pt. 2
079. Obam’s ::: C’est doux
080. Samarino ::: La katangaise (Bibi Remix feat. Toofan)
081. Adiouza ::: Fans Yi
082. 100 Façon ::: Mon zouglou ize ize
083. Meiway ::: Tu dis que quoi
084. Yodé & Siro ::: Mon gbonhi
085. Extra Musica Nouvel Horizon ::: Il faut danser comme ça
086. Ferre Gola ::: Par hasard
087. Fabregas Le Métis noir ::: Mumpe
088. Fally Ipupa ::: Allô téléphone
089. Innoss’B ::: Olandi
090. Toofan ::: Ye Mama (feat. Fally Ipupa)

091. Elow’n ::: C’est l’enfant de qui ?
092. Rayvanny ::: Amaboko (feat. Diamond Platnumz)
093. Rexxie, Zlatan & LADIPOE ::: Opor Remix
094. Bella Shmurda, Zlatan & Lincoln ::: Cash App
095. Naira Marley ::: Idi Oremi (Opotoyi, Pt. 2)
096. DJ Kaywise ::: What Type of Dance (feat. Mayorkun, Naira Marley & Zlatan)
097. R2Bees ::: Yawa (feat. Sarkodie)
098. Stonebwoy ::: Putuu Freestyle (Pray)
099. Didi B & Afro B ::: Puissant
100. Master KG ::: Jerusalema (Remix feat. Burna Boy & Nomcebo Zikode)
101. Maleek Berry ::: Konnect
102. Yemi Alade ::: True Love
103. Kuami Eugene ::: Open Gate
104. Rema ::: Woman
105. Nomcebo Zikode ::: Xola Moya Wam’ (feat. Master KG)

106. Kabza De Small ::: Sponono (feat. Wizkid, Burna Boy, Cassper Nyovest & Madumane)
107. Mas Musiq ::: Mthande (feat. Riky Rick, Sha Sha, DJ Maphorisa & Kabza De Small)
108. MFR Souls ::: Amanikiniki (feat. Major League DJz, Kamo Mphela & Bontle Smith)
109. Focalistic ::: Ke Star (feat. Vigro Deep)
110. Mapara A Jazz ::: John Vuli Gate (feat. Ntosh Gazi & Colano)
111. Reece Madlisa & Zuma ::: Jazzidisciples (Zlele) (feat. Mr JazziQ & Busta 929)
112. Kabza De Small & DJ Maphorisa ::: Lorch (feat. Semi Tee, Miano & Kammu Dee)
113. Major League DJz & Abidoza ::: Le Plane E’Landile (feat. Cassper Nyovest, Kammu Dee & Ma Lemon)
114. Kabza De Small & DJ Maphorisa ::: Phoyisa (feat. Cassper Nyovest & QwestaKufet)
115. Mas Musiq ::: Zaka (feat. Aymos, DJ Maphorisa & Kabza De Small)
116. Khalid & Disclosure ::: Know Your Worth (feat. Davido & Tems)
117. Bramsito ::: Mañana
118. Aya Nakamura ::: Jolie nana
119. Vegedream & Tayc ::: Pour nous
120. Hiro ::: Jolie Nana (Remix feat. Davido)

121. Landrick ::: Contigo É Para Sempre
122. Soraia Ramos & Calema ::: O Nosso Amor
123. Calema ::: Te Amo
124. Djodje ::: Bela
125. Aubrey Qwana ::: Molo
126. Cassper Nyovest ::: Bonginkosi (feat. Zola 7)
127. Naza ::: Joli bébé (feat. Niska)
128. Ya Levis ::: Lokesha
129. Tayc ::: N’y pense plus
130. Joé Dwèt Filé ::: Égoïste (feat. Singuila)
131. Adekunle Gold & Nailah Blackman ::: AG Baby
132. Twitch 4EVA ::: Baby
133. Burna Boy ::: 23
134. Simi ::: NO LONGER BENEFICIAL
135. Amaarae ::: LEAVE ME ALONE

136. Wizkid ::: Grace
137. Azana ::: Your Love
138. Dice Ailes ::: Pim Pim (feat. Olamide)
139. Burna Boy ::: Real Life (feat. Stormzy)
140. Davido ::: D & G (feat. Summer Walker)
141. Omah Lay ::: Bad Influence
142. Victony ::: Maria (feat. Falz)
143. Wizkid ::: Smile (feat. H.E.R.)
144. Fireboy DML ::: Tattoo
145. LADIPOE ::: Yoruba Samurai (feat. Joeboy)
146. Oxlade ::: DKT
147. Patoranking ::: Matter (feat. Tiwa Savage)
148. Joeboy ::: Lonely
149. Mr Eazi, emPawa Africa & King Promise ::: Baby I’m Jealous
150. Blaqbonez ::: BBC

151. Navy Kenzo & King Promise ::: Only One
152. Otile Brown ::: Leila (feat. Kidum)
153. Zuchu ::: Litawachoma (feat. Diamond Platnumz)
154. Mbosso ::: Sina Nyota
155. Benzema & Adasa ::: Najikakamua
156. Khaligraph Jones ::: Hao (feat. Masauti)
157. Daddy Andre ::: Tugende Mu Church
158. Spice Diana ::: Kwata Wano
159. B2C ::: Munda Awo
160. Winnie Nwagi ::: Jangu
161. Fireboy DML ::: ELI
162. Admow ::: Boula Dara Meti
163. Otile Brown ::: Dusuma (feat. Meddy)
164. LADIPOE & Simi ::: Know You
165. Vhudie ::: My Yoki Yoki

166. VDA ::: Tu chantes pas fort
167. Mico The Best ::: Igare
168. Bruce Melodie ::: Saa Moya 7:00
169. Yemi Alade ::: Poverty (feat. Funke Adeleke)
170. DJ Sly ::: My Life (feat. Eddy Kenzo & Wendy Shay)
171. Eddy Kenzo ::: Tweyagale
172. Jah Prayzah ::: Mukwasha
173. Sauti Sol ::: Rhumba Japani (feat. Kaskazini, Bensoul, Xenia Manasseh, Nviiri The Storyteller, Okello Max & Nairobi Horns Project)
174. Boondocks Gang & Kansoul ::: Hainishtui
175. Simmy ::: Emakhaya (feat. Da Capo & Sun-El Musician)
176. Sun-El Musician ::: Uhuru (feat. Azana)
177. Prince Kaybee ::: Hosh (feat. Sir Trill)
178. Black Motion ::: Marry Me (feat. Msaki)
179. Heavy-K ::: Uyeke (feat. Natalia Mabaso)
180. Mthandazo Gatya ::: Senzeni (feat. DJ Manzo SA & Comado)

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I wrote as kid. (I'd die if you'd ever get your hands on those poems.) And I wrote as a teen. (We thought our raps would spearhead revolution.) I write these days to share my joys and perspectives. I am as subjective as they come. I found a bunch of blessed souls that are just as expressive. And Africa is all the better for it. (I think I never really changed.)
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