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BODY OF WORK: URBAN CENTRAL’s Top 24 MUSIC PROJECTS IN AFRICA (June 2018 - June 2020)

It’s official, just facts.

Heat and pressure are key requirements for producing diamonds regardless size, that’s why in music for a tape be deemed right, it must go through scrutiny of pressure and innovative heat.

We rated all projects listed over 5 graded from 2.5 to 4.7 by listening to each and every song individually over a period of time and rated them to create an average.

We also considered the commercial value from promotions, anticipations, PR, marketing and content of each project to rate.

Music enthusiasts know it requires a certain amount of energy, time, dedication and focus to create a fitting body of work (mixtape, album, EP, LP, playlist). Through the period of 24 months, here are the top 24 listed projects released in Africa between the 1st of June 2018 and 30th of June 2020.

This list is curated to recognize past and present projects released through proper planning, dedicated time, effort, arrangement, marketing, A&R and most importantly, effective content.

Honorable Mentions:

  1. ME EP: MOELOGO
  2. AJE: JAYWON
  3. TO THE MOON: PRAIZ
  4. RARE: ODUNSI the ENGINE
  5. ABOUT 30: ADEKUNLE GOLD
  6. NO BAD SONGZ: KISS DANIEL
  7. CROWN: LOOSE KAYNON AND AQ
  8. THE LIVE REPORT: M.I., AQ

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24. D-TRUCE: 2 BIRDS/1 STONE

APRIL MAEY: TICKET TO ANYWHERE

23. SAUTI SOL: AFRIKAN SAUCE

MR EAZI: LAGOS TO LONDON

22. JIDENNA: 85 TO AFRICA

LADY DONLI: ENJOY YOUR LIFE

21. OLAMIDE: 999

SANTI: MANDY AND THE JUNGLE

M.I: JUDAH

20. VECTOR: VIBES BEFORE TESLIM

DREMO: CODENAME Vol 2.

19. FALZ - MORAL INSTRUCTION

PERUZZI : HUNCHO VIBES

18. ODUNSI: EVERYTHING YOU HEARD IS TRUE

PRETTY BOY DO: WILDFIRE

17. YCEE: YCEE V ZAHEER

ILLBLISS - ILLY CHAPO X

17. KING PROMISE: AS PROMISED

16. YEMI ALADE: WOMAN OF STEEL

PHYNO: DEAL WITH IT

DRB LASGIDI: PIONEERS

15. WURLD: LOVE IS CONTAGIOUS

14. KISS DANIELS: KOL

PATORANKING: WILMER

SARKODIE: BLACK LOVE

TIMAYA: CHULO VIBES

13. SAUTI SOL: MIDNIGHT TRAIN

SDC: PALM WINE MUSIC Vol 2.

12. REMA: FREESTYLE EP

WURLD: AFROSOUL

NAIRA MARLEY: LOL

STONEBOWY: ANLOGA JUNCTION

11. SIMI: OMO CHARLIE CHAMPAGNE

MAYORKUN: MAYOR OF LAGOS

2FACE: WARRIORS

ASA: LUCID

10. VECTOR: CROSSROADS

M.I: A STUDY ON SELFWORTH

10. JOEY B: LAVA FEELS

10. SARZ: I LOVE GIRLS WITH TROBUL

9. BRYMO: YELLOW

8. SDC: PALMWINE EXPRESS

7. OXLADE: OXYGENE

MR EAZI: ONE DAY YOU WILL UNDERSTAND

6. VECTOR: THE AFRICAN MIND

CHIKE: BOO OF THE BOOLESS

5. OMAH LAY: GET LAYD

4. FIREBOY: LTG

3. RUNTOWN: TRADITION EP.

JOEBOY: LAL

2. STARBOY: SOUNDMAN Vol 1.

DAVIDO: A GOOD TIME

  1. BURNABOY: AFRICAN GIANT

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