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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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Listen to Tems' New EP 'If Orange Was A Place'

The buzzing Nigerian is also announcing her signing to Since '93/RCA Records and her placement as Apple Music's Up Next artist.

Tems is striking while the iron's hot and sharing her new 5-song EP, If Orange Was A Place.

The new release comes a few days after she dropped its lead single, "Crazy Tings," an addictive and bounce-heavy track produced by Ghanaian beatmaker GuiltyBeatz.

If Orange Was A Place also features a single guest appearance from American singer Brent Faiyaz — who lends his vocals to "Found" — and production from Jonah Christian. It was mixed and mastered by Spax.

The new EP comes alongside the news that Tems has signed to Since '93/RCA Records and been announced as Apple Music's latest Up Next artist.

Tems has been a highly-buzzing name in the last month with her feature on Drake's Certified Lover Boy, in which she appears on the song "Fountains," and for the massive popularity of her single alongside Wizkid, "Essence," which recently got a Justin Bieber remix.

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