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Win A Digital Copy Of The 'African All Stars' Compilation And Babatunde Gear

Enter to win a digital download of the 30-track 'African All Stars' compilation, plus Babatunde caps and headbands!


Okayafrica has partnered up with Believe Digital and French clothing label Babatunde to release African All Stars: The Best Indie & Alternative African Recordings Form 1970 To 2015. The expansive, 30-track compilation features a striking roster of legends alongside contemporary acts, including afrobeat torchbeares Tony Allen and Femi Kuti, Ghanaian highlife legend Ebo Taylor, Ethio-jazz pioneer Mulatu Astatke, 70s Nigerian funk guitarist Harry Mosco, Northern Mali desert blues band Tinariwen, SA ‘guzu’ group Fantasma, London-Nairobi outfit Owiny Sigoma Band, Burkinabé rapper Art Melody, Rocky Marsiano, and Ibibio Sound Machine, and many others.

To mark the occasion we'll be giving away digital downloads of African All Stars for the next two weeks. In addition, our European readers will also be able to win a Babatunde 5-panel cap or headband (limited to European-based entries only). To enter, simply head over to our Facebook and comment with your favorite artist from the compilation. We'll contact the winners the week of March 23. Grab your copy of African All Stars here and check out some of the Babatunde goodies below!

>>>Enter To Win A Digital Copy Of African All Stars + Babatunde Gear

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