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Weekend Burners: The Best Tracks & Music Videos Of The Week

Download the best tracks and African music videos to comes across our desks this week.


'African Mix' poster by Elise Hannebicque [via ADA]

In Weekend Burners we highlight our choices of the best African music tracks, videos, and mixes that came across our desks throughout the week. Stream & download them below, straight from the Okayafrica bunker, and click on the track titles for more info:

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Alsarah & The Nubatones’ East African Retro Pop

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Afrikan Boy x Seye x The Very Best ‘Dear Mama (Going For Gold)’

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Cotonou Recreates Pharrell’s ‘Happy’ Video

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Joey Le Soldat’s Sophomore LP ‘Burkin Bâ’

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DJ UmbFox ‘The Forbidden Tarraxo: Fodencia’ Mixtape

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Wizkid’s Joburg Love Video For ‘On Top Your Matter’

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Kae Sun X 1444 (Nights On The Coast)

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Tunde Olaniran ‘The Highway’

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Laura Mvula 'Yellow (Coldplay Cover) in the Live Lounge'

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Just A Band 'Nairobidhobi's Nervous DJ Set'

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Jeremih 'F— You All The Time' (Banginclude Kizomba Remix)

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Download P-Square’s ‘Taste The Money (Testimony)’

[audio: http://www.okayafrica.com/wp-content/uploads/P-Square-Taste-The-Money-Testimony.mp3|titles=P-Square 'Taste The Money (Testimony)']

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BOJ '#BOTM (BOJ On The Microphone)'

Interview
Image courtesy of Killbeatz.

Interview: Killbeatz' Short & Sweet Debut EP, 'Love and Happiness'

We speak to the renowned afrobeats producer about his joint Love and Happiness EP with King Promise & Ofori Amponsah, and his daughter's inspiration behind the project.

Killbeatz needs no introduction. The producer born Joseph Addison is one of the biggest hitmakers as far as afrobeats is concerned. From R2Bees to Sarkodie to FuseODG to M.anifest, Killbeatz has blessed your favorite singers and rappers alike with the soundtracks to their biggest hits. From the azonto era to the global spread of afrobeats, his contribution to African music as a whole cannot be overstated.

However, Killbeatz' influence doesn't stop at just music production. Behind the scenes, he's a complete industry player. The CEO of Ghanaian record label Legacy Life Entertainment, he's responsible for bringing star singer King Promise to the limelight.

Despite producing for the crème de la crème of the Ghanaian music industry as well as several international artists over the length of a decade, the highly-influential producer and instrumentalist never had a project of his own. Now he has set out to change that. In October 2020 Killbeatz dropped his debut EP, titled Love and Happiness.

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