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AFRICA IN YOUR EARBUDS #35: DJ NEPTUNE

Stream a mixtape of African club bangers from Nigeria's DJ Neptune.


DJ Neptune is one of Nigeria's most popular and well-renowned spinners. He's released bangers with the likes of M.I., Ice Prince, Jesse Jagz, and Lynxx; and previously put in work as Naeto C's official DJ. For Africa In You Earbuds #35 Neptune teleports us to the Naija club scene for an 77-minute mixtape of dance floor scorchers from a West, East, and South Africa

Stream and download AIYE #35: DJ Neptune "The Africa Unite Mix" below — featuring a continent-wide roster of tracks from Burna Boy, Sarkodie, Brymo, Ajebutter22, R2Bees, J Martins, AKA, D'banj and more. For more tunes follow DJ Neptune on his Twitter/Facebook. Big up to Underdog for the cover artwork. Get past the (un)intentional Uranus-joke in the intro and you'll get a solid mix of bangers.

TRACKLIST

1. BURNA BOY - LIKE TO PARTY (NIGERIA)

2. WYRE - DANCEHALL PARTY (KENYA)

3. KAAKIE - TOFFEE PON TONGUE (GHANA)

4. FLAVOR FEAT. ASEM - ASHEWO REMIX (NIGERIA & GHANA)

5.MAD TRAXX - SKAMARESS (KENYA)

6. EME ALL STARS - ROLL IT (NIGERIA)

7. RAQUEL FEAT. SARKODIE - SWEETIO (GHANA)

8. BRYMO - GOOD MORNING (NIGERIA)

9. L.O.S - BAD GUY P (NIGERIA)

10. KEKO FEAT. SELOBOBO - NO LETTING GO (UGANDA)

11. DANDY CRAZY - DONCHI KUBEBA (ZAMBIA)

12. TIFFANY - FAKE LONDON BOY (GHANA)

13. VECTOR FEAT MOVADO - BORN CHAMPION (NIGERIA & JAMAICA)

14.DJ NEPTUNE FEAT. PYPE, JESSE JAGZ, LYNXXX - SKOOBI DOO (NIGERIA)

15. AJEBUTTA22 FEAT B.O.J - OMO PASTOR (NIGERIA)

16. BURNA BOY - TONIGHT (NIGERIA)

17. R2BEES FEAT SARKODIE - AGYEEII (NIGERIA)

18. D BANJ - OYATO (NIGERIA)

19. J MARTINS FEAT. FALLY IPUPA (NIGERIA & DRC)

20. OMAWUNMI FEAT. FLAVOR - BOTTOM BELLE (NIGERIA)

21. SARKODIE FEAT. E.L - YOU GO KILL ME (GHANA)

22. J.R - SHOW DEM (SOUTH AFRICA)

23. CHYDIMA - KEDIKE (NIGERIA)

24. KEKO FEAT. MAD TRAXX (UGANDA & KENYA)

25. GENERAL PYPE - GIVE IT TO ME (NIGERIA)

26.BRACKET FEAT WIZ KID - GIRL (NIGERIA)

27. SARKODIE FEAT. KESSE - AZONTO FIESTA (GHANA)

28. AKA - JEALOUSY (SOUTH AFRICA)

29. AJEBUTTA22 - SENRENRE (NIGERIA)

30. NAVIO - ONE AND ONLY (UGANDA)

31.ICE PRINCE - ABOKI (NIGERIA)

32. E.L - ONE GHANA (GHANA)

33. K9 - KOKOMA (NIGERIA)

34. OLAMIDE - FIRST OF ALL (NIGERIA)

35. 2FACE - IHE NE ME (NIGERIA)

36. DJ FRESCA & BLACK MOTION - NANKA AMAPHOYISA (SOUTH AFRICA)

37. DJ SBU FEAT. ZAHARA - LENGOMA (SOUTH AFRICA)

38. FUSE FEAT. TIFFANY - AZONTO (GHANA)

39. CHUDDY K - GAGA CRAZY (NIGERIA)

40. D BANJ - OLIVER TWIST (NIGERIA)

41. DAVIDO FEAT AKON - DAMI DURO REMIX (NIGERIA & SENEGAL)

42. NAETO C FEAT. D BANJ - TONY MONTANA REMIX (NIGERIA)

43. MAD TRAXX - ITA WAITER (UGANDA)

44. FUSE - ANTENA (GHANA)

45. P SQUARE - ALINGO (NIGERIA)

46. DJ ZINHLE FEAT. BUSISWA - MY NAME IS (SOUTH AFRICA)

47. PROFESSOR - LENTO (SOUTH AFRICA)

48. TERRY G - SEE GROOVE (NIGERIA)

49. P SQUARE FEAT. MAY D, AKON - CHOP MY MONEY REMIX (NIGERIA & SENEGAL)

50. TIMAYA - SHAKE YOUR BUM BUM (NIGERIA)

51. BUK BAK - KOLOM (GHANA)

52. GURU - LAPAZ TOYOTA (GHANA)

53. IYANYA - YOUR WAIST (NIGERIA)

54. SASHA P - ANTHENTIC (NIGERIA)

55. D PRINCE - BANANA (NIGERIA)

56. DJ GUKWA - TERMINATOR (SOUTH AFRICA)

57. PROFESSOR - JEZEBEL (SOUTH AFRICA)

58. KECHE - SORKODIE (GHANA)

59. IYANYA FEAT D BANJ - KUKERE (NIGERIA)

60. IYANA FEAT D BANJ - KUKERE DJ NEPTUNE REFIX (NIGERIA)

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Check out Reekado Bank's lyric video for his single 'Ozumba Mbadiwe'

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