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Weekend Playlist: The Best New Music From Olamide, Skepta, Wande Coal & More

These are the songs you need to hear this week.

At the end of every week, we highlight the cream of the crop in music and round up the best tracks and music videos that came across our desks in a Weekend Playlist for you.


Follow our Songs You Need to Hear This Week playlists on Spotify and Apple Music to get immediate updates every Friday and read about some of our weekend selections ahead.

Olamide "Wo!!" + "Love No Go Die"

Olamide comes through with two strong tracks this week. His #WoChallenge looks to be Nigeria’s latest dance craze and "Love No Go Die" is a must-watch animated video.

Skepta "Hypocrisy"

Skepta raps about being a "Nigerian eagle in London" in his single "Hypocrisy." Check out the new throwback visual for the chuner.

Fuse ODG "No Daylight"

British-Ghanaian act Fuse ODG shares the feel-good video for his new #AfroJam "No Daylight."

Wande Coal connects with Phyno and L.A.X

Wande Coal jumps on two new tracks. The first is his feature on Phyno's dance floor tune "Zamo Zamo." The second is a remix of L.A.X's hot track"Run Away."

Buffalo Souljah Born Again

South African dancehall and reggae artist Buffalo Souljah's excellent 11-track project, Born Again, is out now on iTunes. It features tracks with the likes of Gemimi Major and Frank Casino. Check out the addictive single "Rugare," alongside Winky D above.

Sally Boss Madam "What You Say"

Namibian singer Sally Boss Madam's "What You Say" is a dreamy, electro-pop production that'll sink deep into your eardrums. Grab the single which is newly available here.

K.O “No Feelings”

Just a few weeks after releasing “No Feelings,” South African rapper K.O shares the visual for the single. He’s living his best life on the video, and you're guaranteed to love it.

LuRah Auto Truth EP

Up-and-coming Cape Town rapper Lurah just released his second EP, Auto Truth, and it’s all fire flame emojis. The young rapper has a way with words, and he knows how to construct memorable songs. If you're into trap with strong lyrical content, don’t ask just download.

Yaa Yaa "Dumb Drum"

Ghanaian singer Yaa Yaa provides a high-energy blend of horns and guitars in her single “Dumb Drum,” which is available here. Check out the alluring new video for the track above.

Last Days Fam Dissent

South African conscious rap trio Last Days Fam just released their sophomore album Dissent. The new project is equally as solid as their previous one—featuring bars with words to the fullest over East Coast hip-hop style of production.

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

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Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela.

B3nchMarQ and the Art of Making Something From Nothing

B3nchMarQ's EP consists of great songs that don't require much from the listener—but it bangs.

There's nothing groundbreaking about South African rap duo B3nchMarQ's debut release ASPEN EP. But one indisputable fact is that it bangs.

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Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela.

Nasty C and French Montana Hit the Club In the Video for ‘Allow’

Watch the video to Nasty C and French Montana's new collaboration.

South African rapper Nasty C just released the visuals to "Allow," his collaboration with French Montana. The song is featured on Bad Hair Extensions, the re-release of Bad Hair, the Durban-born rapper's debut album.

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Courtesy of Jojo Abot.

Let Jojo Abot's New Afrofuturistic Video Hypnotize You

The Ghanaian artist releases the new video for "Nye VeVe SeSe," an entirely iPhone-recorded track.

Jojo Abot is rounding out a strong year which has seen her tour South Africa, release the NGIWUNKULUNKULU EP and work with institutions like the New Museum, Red Bull Sound Select and MoMA on her art and performances.

Jojo is now sharing her latest music video for "Nye VeVe SeSe," a song featured on her iPhone-only production project, Diary Of A Traveler.

"Nye Veve Sese is an invitation to let go of the burden of pain and suffering that keeps us from becoming our best and greatest selves," a statement from Jojo's team reads. "Asking the question of why pain is pleasurable to both the one in pain and the source of the pain. Often time the two being one and the same."

Watch her new "meditative piece," which was shot in Bedstuy, Brooklyn, below.

Jojo Abot will be playing her final US show of the year in New York City alongside Oshun on October 26 at Nublu 151. Grab your tickets here.

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