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

Download the best African music tracks and music videos to come out this week in Weekend Burners.


Photo Credit: Ofoe Amegavie [via Yagazie]

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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Blitz The Ambassador x Seun Kuti ‘Make You No Forget’

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Stromae's Belgian World Cup Anthem ‘Ta Fête’

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Baaba Maal x The Very Best x Seye ‘Suma Rokia’

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Spoek Mathambo x Seinabo Sey 'Younger (Remix)'

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Siji 'Lagos Lullabye'

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Kwabs ‘Pray For Love’ Produced By Plan B

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Gabriel Teodros x AirMe ’24 Hour Layover’

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Preview Jumping Back Slash’s ‘Namhlanje’ EP Featuring Spoek & Okmalumkoolkat

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Ary x Titica x DJ Dias Rodrigues 'Pelo Menos 50'

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Blackmale Beats 'Africa Fashion Guide'

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