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9 Videos/Tracks You Might've Missed

Watch and hear 9 standout tracks/video from D'banj, Alekesam, Wizkid, Boddhi Satva, Sarkodie and more!


The holidays are that rare (and blissful) time of the year when we get to put down our phones, ignore twitter feeds, and let our google reader pile up for days without checking it. We assume some of you might've done the same. To round up what we might've missed here's some highlight tracks, mixes and videos that dropped over the holiday from Alekesam, D'banj, Xtatic, Papa Ghana, Sarkodie, Wizkid, DJ Satelite and others.

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1. Sal Masekela, Bra Hugh's son (and previous X-Games host), drops a video for his reverb drenched R'n'B project Alekesam's latest single "Summer Jams."

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2. The Koko Master D'banj plays a high-stakes game of poker in "Cashflow."

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3. Kenya's hardest spitter (male or female) Xtatic is joined by SA rapper AKA and Priddy Ugly in this black-and-white banger.

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4. Naija boy Wizkid releases a video for the ultra-catchy fan-dedicated track "Thank You."

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5. Sarkodie flexes his flow in the uplifter jam "Hallelujah" featuring Viviane Chidid.

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6. Central African Republic producer Boddhi Satva drops visuals for "Nankoumandjan." feautring vocals from Mangala Camara.

7. Angola's DJ Satelite releases the third installment in the always-incredible Luanda No Horizonte mixes.

8. Cumbia producers Copia Doble Systema remix The Very Best.

9. Papa Ghana drops the dark-electronic dub "DVMSKO" off his upcoming debut Mandingo EP.

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A trip canceled, plans interrupted, projects stalled. It is six months now since Wavy the Creator has had to make a stop at an undisclosed location to go into quarantine and get away from the eye of the pandemic.

The professional recording artist, photographer, writer, fashion artist, designer, and evolving creative has been spending all of this time in a house occupied by other creatives. This situation is ideal. At least for an artist like Wavy who is always in a rapid motion of creating and bringing interesting things to life. The energy around the house is robust enough to tap from and infuse into any of her numerous creative outlets. Sometimes, they also inspire trips into new creative territories. Most recently, for Wavy, are self-taught lessons on a bass guitar.

Wavy's days in this house are not without a pattern, of course. But some of the rituals and personal rules she drew up for herself, like many of us did for internal direction, at the beginning of the pandemic have been rewritten, adjusted, and sometimes ditched altogether. Some days start early and end late. Some find her at her sewing machine fixing up thrift clothes to fit her taste, a skill she picked up to earn extra cash while in college, others find her hard at work in the studio, writing or recording music.

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