Curated weekly, the playlist highlights ten new songs by artists from Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, Kenya and other countries to help music consumers and industry stakeholders discover new artists.
Here are the top ten artists discovered this year, thanks to Pulse Future Sounds Playlist 2022:
Princea Nigerian born singer-songwriter Prince Adieze, was featured on the cover of our playlist in November. He is a multi-talented artist known for mixing sound elements with Afrobeats to create something unique.
In an interview with Pulse Nigeria, he states that music is more. She described it as a freedom lock, a means of communication with oneself and with the rest of the world.
‘funke‘, a genius song by The Prince about a stripper in Lagos, is one of those songs that, if given proper attention, could have nine lives.
jimohsoundz is a talented music producer, sound engineer, and A/R executive, having collaborated with loyz Y suss on ‘Body‘ Y ‘Your love,’ respectively.
In addition to releasing big singles this year, he also produced Bella Shmurda’s ‘Hypertension‘album and by Odumodublvck hit solo’spicy.’
an endless ocean is this year’s golden discovery. Just when you thought you’d seen everything gospel music had to offer, he comes along and changes everything.
Your song ‘Nazarene‘ was on our playlist and it’s still one of the best songs we discovered this year. It’s a wonderful afro-fusion song with elements of pop, amapiano and afrobeats. A fantastic talent!
Kemuelreal name Kemuel Emmanuel, is a Nigerian singer-songwriter born in Rivers State. Born and raised in Port Harcourt, he began his musical journey at the age of 17 when he joined the church choir and began playing piano, bass and drums.
We discovered his new project ‘Escape’ in 2022 and we couldn’t get enough of ‘Away’, the first song on the project. The intro is ‘beach’, with great moody chords and lovely vocals that scream ‘Outside.’
T-dollar is a Nigerian Afrobeat singer whose sound caught our attention in 2022. His single ‘Increase‘ was one of our anthems this year. The music table at Pulse Nigeria was literally praying for the jam.
Winifred Ohili Adanualso know as Winnieis a rising Nigerian singer who recently released her debut single, ‘Pretty‘, a magnificent R&B jam.
‘Pretty‘ is music inspired by the thoughts of a young woman in her prime. In the song, Winny says self-validating words in both pidgin and English.
In the accompanying music video, shot against a minimalist backdrop, the singer plunges into solitude.
We discovered Ghanaian star arathejay earlier this year in ‘Missing‘, a song in which he collaborated with his compatriot Chu handsome.
The pop single, a mix of Afrobeats and hip-hop over a progressive trap beat, is easily one of the best songs of the year.
As if that wasn’t enough, AratheJay recently collaborated with king’s promise on a 5 Star Remix of their single ‘sankofa‘, another standout track.
charleslyn Rosebeth Charles, known professionally as Majesty Lyn, was born in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria. She is the epitome of an artist, who pushes all limits.
‘Things about things’ his new project has layers of Reggae, R&B, Alté (Alternative) and Afrobeats sounds. ‘Tenderly’, from the project, is a force to be reckoned with.
Onose Emmanuella Bagudubetter known as layzee she, is the next Nigerian superstar. She’s an exciting rapper, singer and songwriter hoping to seize Afrobeat’s promise of prosperity with both hands.
Layzee She dropped’hypnotized‘, a wonderful tune with exceptional melodies, from his ‘feel everything’ PS.
we discovered alpha child and his hit single ‘Colors‘ this year. The 22-year-old UK-based rising Afrobeat artist, born in Lagos, Nigeria, and raised in London since the age of eleven, has had a meteoric rise in his musical career.
His status and output have grown dramatically in the UK and internationally since the release of his debut single ‘Price Tag’ in June 2020. He is now regarded as one of the fastest and best Afrobeat artists in the world.