Tony Allen, the Legendary Afrobeat Drummer, Explores Traditional Jazz In His New Album ‘The Source’
Legendary drummer Tony Allen’s latest musical excursion, ‘The Source,’ is a nod to his early jazz influences.
Hear An ‘Acid Kuduro’ Mixtape From LCD Soundsystem’s Tyler Pope
Hear a high-energy blend of Angolan kuduro and acid house in Tyler Pope’s new mix for OkayAfrica.
Artist Playlist: Adekunle Gold’s Eclectic Mix
Hitmaking Nigerian singer Adekunle Gold selects his favorite current songs and inspirations.
Weekend Playlist: The Best New Music From Wizkid, Mr Eazi, Ibeyi, Maleek Berry & More
These are all the songs you need to hear this week.
No Borders: Cuppy’s Neo-Afrobeats Playlist
Nigeria’s buzzing DJ Cuppy selects a cross-continental ‘neo-afrobeats’ playlist for our June theme of NO BORDERS.
Watch Ayo’s Beautiful Love Letter to “African Paris” in ‘Paname’
Ayo shares the music video for “Paname,” a beautiful and striking dedication to the “African and Jamaican” Paris she lived in for 10 years.
The 10 Best Fela Kuti Songs
Veteran DJ Rich Medina, who introduced an American generation to afrobeat, ranks the 10 best Fela Kuti songs.
Nasty C’s South African Hip-Hop Playlist
SA’s youngest rap star, Nasty C, selects his favorite South African hip-hop songs for this new playlist.
The Artist Is Present: DJ Spinall Wants to Push Afrobeats to the World, Without Forgetting the Culture
We talk to Nigeria’s multiple award-winning DJ Spinall about his standout album, Ten, and pushing afrobeats forward.
Listen to Oddisee’s Hypnotizing Remix of Alsarah & The Nubatones
First Listen: Stream our premiere of Sudanese MC/producer Oddisee’s funky and hypnotizing remix of “3yan T3ban.”…
The Incredible Stories Behind Lemi Ghariokwu’s Iconic Fela Kuti Album Covers
Nigerian artist Lemi Ghariokwu reveals the incredible stories behind his highly-political Fela Kuti album.
The 20 Essential Wizkid Songs
Check out Wizkid’s 20 biggest hits to date, including the Nigerian Starboy’s massive singles and notable features.
Ziggy Marley On the 40th Anniversary Reissue of ‘Exodus’
Exclusive: Ziggy Marley speaks about his “restatement” reissue his father, Bob Marley’s, iconic album Exodus.