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150 Records by Amazing African Women You Should Listen To

We had to get in on this too. Check out our list of 150 records made by African women you need to listen to.


Just like NPR and The Fader, the OkayAfrica team took a stab at listing 150 records made by amazing African women for you to discover and rediscover.

We hope you enjoy listening through as much as we enjoyed putting together this list of African women who've shaped African music from the continent and around the world.

1. Alsarah & The Nubatones (Sudan) - Manara

2. Angelique Kidjo (Benin) - Logozo

3. Asa (Nigeria) - Beautiful Imperfection

4. Brenda Fassie (South Africa) - Greatest Hits: The Queen of African Pop 1964-2004

5. Barbara Kanam (Democratic Republic of the Congo) - Teti

6. Cesaria Evoria (Cape Verde) - Miss Perfumado

7. Charlotte Dada (Ghana) - Don't let me Down Ghana Beatles Cover

8. Cold Specks - Neuroplasticity Somalia/Canada

9. Efya (Ghana) - Janesis

10. Faarrow (Somalia) - Lost EP

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The 8 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Featuring Tekno x Mafikizolo, Yaw Tog, Muzi, Seyi Shay x Yemi Alade, M.anifest x Juls and more.

Every week, we highlight the top releases 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 our SONGS YOU NEED TO HEAR THIS WEEK playlist on Spotify here and Apple Music here.

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