Okayafrica’s Top 15 Albums of 2015

From Malian desert rock to Afro-Cuban chants to ‘Noirwave’ and beyond, we list the 15 best albums of the year.


Riky Rick ‘Family Values’

South African rapper & producer Riky Rick (aka Rikhado Makhado)—one of the shining lights of Johannesburg creative collective Boyzn Bucks—has bagged an impressive number of hits over the past 24 months.

From massive, club-ready street tracks like “Amantombazane,” “Nafukwa,” and umswenko anthem “Boss Zonke” to heartfelt tributes to his son (“Sondela”), Family Values hits all of the angles through a potent South African fusion of kwaito and hip-hop.

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