Producer Morgan Greenstreet is currently in Lagos, Nigeria, interviewing key artists and industry pioneers in preparation for our Lagos Hip Deep radio documentary series. There are thousands of hot artists right now, releasing new music on an almost daily basis. The beats range from chill grooves like “Mad Over You,” the new hit by Runtown, and Tekno’s huge single “Pana,” to uptempo 6/8 tunes like “Fada Fada” by the wildly popular rapper Phyno, and “Awon Da” from the up-and-coming artist L.A.X. Listeners in Lagos are passionate about their favorite artists, but also have a short attention span for specific tunes, so there is a constant search for the next hit, the next artist who will “blow.” Here’s Morgan’s picks of some of the hot tunes that caught his ear, playing everywhere in Lagos in January 2017, from the beach to the club to radio. Some the newest, some of the truest! Enjoy. You can also listen to this playlist on Spotify.