The year 2020 is finally over, but we’re still living in a very uncertain world. What we know for sure is that we will not stop listening to great music and celebrating the creativity and diversity of the African diaspora. Artists are still blessings us with new tunes and we couldn’t be more grateful. On this selection, discover some of our favorite new releases including song from Jazmine Sullivan’s fourth album. Nao and Adekunle Gold teams up on Antitode, Nubyan Twist invites K.O.G on If I know and Ciscero and Oddisee offer us a dope hip hop song with Beautiful Mind. You know what you have to do, listen and enjoy. Happy New Year despite all!

Jazmine Sullivan is on Best Songs of the Month January 2021


1. Antitode  Nao, Adekunle Gold

2. Animal – Mmzy, Seun Kuti

3. Turn to You – Main Mix Boddhi Satva, Pegguy Tabu

4.  Beautiful Mind – Ciscero, Oddisee

5. Poetic Justice Joel Culpepper

6. Put I Down – Jazmine Sullivan

7. If I Know Nubiyan Twist, K.O.G

8. Fighting Slowly  Voilaaa, Ayuune Sule


Our selection of best songs released in January 2021 is also available here on Spotify. Of course it’s a non-exhaustive selection, so don’t hesitate to share your favorite tracks of the moment on our Instagram and Facebook page or at dapina.kola[at] And if you still want to say goodbye to 2020, enjoy our 2020? Girl, bye! playlist!