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The 12 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

The best music of the week featuring Wizkid, Zakwe, Tiwa Savage, Olamide, Juls, Wande Coal, Muthoni Drummer Queen and more

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.

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Olamide and Wizkid Bring Summer Vibes on Their New Single 'Kana'

Listen to the afrobeats stars' latest collaboration.

Start your weekend off the right way with this new jam from Naija afrobeats heavyweights Olamide and Wizkid.

The two link up once again on the breezy new single "Kana" produced by Mutay of Legendury Beatz. We get to hear Olamide flex his singing chops on the 3 and a half minute track as he and Wiz go back and forth about pampering the women they love in Yoruba.

It's a light, mid-tempo cut that sets the perfect vibe for the oncoming warm weather.

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The 15 Best Nigerian Songs of the Month

The best Nigerian music of the month featuring Olamide, Brymo, Tiwa Savage, Simi and many more.

Beyoncé's towering set at Coachella could well be up there with Michael Jackson's "Thriller" (a point she already made with Lemonade). Wizkid's own history-making sets were cancelled due to visa failures, a development which Nigerian music writer, Joey Akan, in his first story for OkayAfrica, concluded is a missed opportunity for Afropop. Maybe true, but then Beyoncé cancelled her set last year for private reasons only to make up for it with more goodness than anyone expects, or deserves.

Two more reasons to relish the genius of "Bey-chella" are the sampling of Nigerian novelist and thinker, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, from her essay "We Should All Be Feminists" on "Bow Down" and her riveting excursions into Fela Kuti's unmatched body of work by melding the bass guitar on her song "Deja Vu" with the horn and guitar arrangements on Fela's "Zombie"—as best a genetic reconstitution of Black and African music and cultural icons, as you'd find anywhere.

Read on for our selection of best Nigerian songs of the month.

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