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Best Music of the Week: Mr Eazi x French Montana, Sarkodie, Iyanya & More

These are the songs you need to hear this week.

Every week, we highlight the cream of the crop in music through our Best Music of the Week column.

Here's our round up of the best tracks and music videos that came across our desks, which you can also check out in our Songs You Need to Hear This Week playlists on Spotify and Apple Music.

Follow OkayAfrica on Spotify and Apple Music to get immediate updates every week and read about some of our selections ahead.

Mr Eazi & Major Lazer "Leg Over (Remix)" ft. French Montana & Ty Dolla $ign

Mr Eazi rolls through with a huge, all-star remix to his massive Life Is Eazi, Vol. 1 – Accra To Lagos single, "Leg Over." Major Lazer lightly rework the production in this new version of the hit, with French Montana and Ty Dolla $ign dropping new verses.

Read about how Mr Eazi is connecting Ghanaian & Nigerian sounds like no one else.

Sarkodie drops 6 music videos from his new album, Highest

Ghanaian star Sarkodie's new album, Highest, is a tour de force. The MC told us that he'll be releasing music videos for all 16 tracks on the album—6 of which he went live with last week. Check out two highlights—"We No Dey Fear" with Jayso and "Ur Waist" featuring Flavour—and watch the rest here.

Make sure you read our interview with one of Africa's finest rappers about his new album.

 Iyanya "Bow For You"

Iyanya shares the music video for his Signature EP highlight, "Bow For You." The new Mavin Records signee's single is catchy, romantic, and tailor-made for the dance floor—all moods that this bright new clip shares.

Joey le Soldat "Zambfo"

Burkina Faso's Joey Le Soldat has been steadily dropping fire for years now. This new video for "Zambfo," off his upcoming Barka album (due September 22), follows Joey and his friends around secteur 23, the neighborhood of Tanghin in Ouagadougou, where he still lives.

Adonis Bosso "Jungle"

Adonis Bosso is a model-turned-artist out of coming out of Côte D'Ivoire, via Montreal and L.A. "Jungle," his debut single, plays like a promising blend of acoustic guitar riffs, beats, and a soothing falsetto.

Follow our Songs You Need to Hear This Week playlists on Spotify and Apple Music to get immediate updates every week.

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#BuyBlack: 25 Black-Owned Businesses to Check Out on Black Friday

Our 2017 guide for you to #BuyBlack this Friday.

This is our first gift guide in the run-up to the holidays. Keep checking for more lists of great African products here. And for more ideas check out the Okayafrica Shop.

It's yet another year when America officially begins the holiday season on Thanksgiving tomorrow—a "celebration" that, for most folks, is a great day to spend time with family and to eat your fill.

For those that venture into the mission that is Black Friday shopping (kudos to you), it may be worth taking that moment to put your money where your mouth is and spend your coins on black-owned businesses.

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Kommanda Obbs Favors ‘the African Dream’ Over Western Standards On His New Single ‘Mabelebele’

Listen to Lesotho rapper Kommanda Obbs' latest single.

The music on renowned Lesotho rapper Kommanda Obbs' latest single "Mabelebele" is largely inspired kwaito. For his vocals, the rapper opts for a more melodic style on the track.

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The Black Indie Artist You Need to Listen to This Month: Vagabon

Vagabon is special.

This new series will feature the most exciting independent and alternative artists from Africa and its diaspora. Black artists are complex and multidisciplinary. Twice a month, we'll introduce the hottest, boldest musicians out there that you need to listen to.

Special people have the hardest time. They see so much, are aware of so much. And indeed, Vagabon is special.

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