3 Hot Albums to Listen to This Week: Fireboy DML, Cuppy, & Adekunle Gold

Nigerian singer-songwriter Fireboy DML has dropped his new 17-song sophomore album, Apollo. The album which boasts collaborations with D Smoke, Wande Coal, and Olamide follows his last year’s debut album, Laughter, Tears and Goosebumps.

“This album is about evolution, growth, love and pain,” Fireboy DML wrote in an Instagram post, “gratitude to God for blessings, gratitude to everyone who worked with me on this album, gratitude to my team (YBNL/Empire), my family and the kings who blessed this project with their presence.”

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Popular Nigerian disc jockey, musician, and producer, Florence Ifeoluwa Otedola, professionally known as Cuppy has finally released her highly anticipated debut album Original Copy. Many years in the making, the album includes hit singles “Jollof On The Jet,” featuring Rema and Rayvanny and “Karma” featuring Ghanaian dancehall artist Stonebwoy.

Other star-studded songs include Grammy-winning Wyclef Jean, Sir Shina Peters, and Bob Marley’s son Julian. The project also features popular Nigerian artists like Fireboy, Teni, Seyi Shay, Ycee and Nonso Amadi.

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Adekunle Gold has released his third studio album Afro Pop Vol. 1, the first of a 2-part series, which follows Gold and About 30. The talented Nigerian singer-songwriter embraces a wider array of influences while still maintaining the authenticity of his traditional West African sound with which he first made his name.

Speaking about the track “Pretty Girl,” Adekunle said, “‘Pretty Girl’ is a fun dancehall song that talks about the multifaceted-ness of a woman. How she can go from demure to breaking her back on the dance floor. Love to see a woman be all she wants to be without reservation.”