- Words Notion Staff
Nigerian artist Mayorkun picks 10Trax that he's loving right now, following the release of his heartwarming single "Let Me Know".
With back-to-back number one singles in Nigeria last year, the fast-rising star first drew attention with his debut single “Eleko” in 2016, and has since made a name for himself as one of the most exciting artists to emerge from Lagos.
Keeping up the momentum, Mayorkun has blessed our ears with tracks such as “mama”, “Che Che”, “bobo’” featuring DaVido, “Up To Something”, “Geng” and “of Lagos”. As well as riding the airwaves, Mayorkun has graced stages at some of the world’s biggest music events, like AfroNation, Wireless, and Macufe, in addition to selling out London’s Indig02 in 2019.
His latest single “Let Me Know” is a silky smooth, heartfelt dose of Afrobeats that’s all about romance. It’s the first taste of Mayorkun’s upcoming second album, out later this year, a follow-up to acclaimed 2018 debut record, ‘The Mayor Of Lagos’.
Now, Mayorkun has shared 10Trax that he’s got on repeat right now. Dive in!
"See Level (feat. Olamide)" by BackRoad Gee
"The moment I saw the headline... I couldn’t wait to listen to what a fusion of Olamide and BackRoad Gee would sound like and yes it bangs. Love it!"
"Verdansk" by Dave
"I feel like this song speaks to me. In fact, The whole album! Shout out to Dave. I’m such a fan."
"Peru" by Fireboy DML
"This is arguably the hottest Afro-pop song right now. Once you hear it, you can’t resist the urge to dance."
"Let Me Know" by Mayorkun
"Solace" by Ajebo Hustlers
"This song lives rent free in my head. They are from a city in Nigeria called Port Harcourt; their unique slang is so beautiful to listen to. Their new project ‘Kpos Lifestyle’ is worth everyone’s listen as well."
"Clash (feat. Stormzy)" by Dave
"I really love Dave’s album. It’s only fair that this is the second song I’m adding to this list lol."
"Understand" by Omah Lay
"Omah Lay has an infectious vibe I totally love.. He doesn’t miss. I would love to work with him soon."
"High" by Adekunle Gold & DaVido
"Two of my favs on one song. I didn’t expect anything less than a banger. Been listening to this a lot lately."
"Jiggy (Whiz)" by Arrdee
"Discovered ArrDee recently. I’ll describe him in one word ‘FIREEEE’."
"Jail" by Kanye West
"My favorite song from Kanye’s new project - 'Donda'."