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The 8 Songs You Need To Hear This Week

The best music of the week featuring L.A.X, Ebo Taylor, Sudan Archives, Mr Eazi 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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Africa In Your Earbuds

AFRICA IN YOUR EARBUDS #78: Los Rakas

Los Rakas are the selectors behind our latest Africa In Your Earbuds mixtape full of reggaeton, afrobeats, dancehall and more.

“Rakataka" is a Panamanian derogatory term for someone from the ghetto.

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AFRICA IN YOUR EARBUDS #77: Olugbenga

Olugbenga, the UK-based producer, DJ and Metronomy bassist, delivers a new Africa In Your Earbuds mixtape ahead of his South Africa tour.

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For our latest AIYE, Nigerian-American author Teju Cole and DJ Chief Boima showcase the West African & Caribbean sounds heard out in NYC.

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Minna Salami, founder of MsAfropolitan, selects an all-female mixtape for a 'feminist' episode of Africa In Your Earbuds, mixed by DJ Cortega.

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Teenage producer Dotorado Pro showcases his deep Angolan afro-house style in a new Africa In Your Earbuds mixtape.