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

Stream the best African music tracks and videos that came across our desks this week.


Photograph by Shawn Theodore [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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AFRICA IN YOUR EARBUDS #52: CARLOS MENA

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Dex Kwasi & Wanlov’s ‘Africa (Trappin)’

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Gilles Peterson Collective Sonzeira ‘Bam Bam Bam ft. Seu Jorge & Giovanca’

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Muyei Power: Sierra Leone In 1970s USA

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Gazelle & Invizable ‘Visions’

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El Mahdy Jr’s Algerian Beats ‘Gasba Grime’ EP

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Joburg Rap Collective Revivolution 'Rock And Roll In My City'

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Mojek & ThisisDA 'Voodoo'

News Brief
Photo: Single cover art courtesy of Emerald East

Rema Welcomes 2021 With New Single 'Bounce'

The Don Jazzy produced track reminds us of why the Nigerian singer-songwriter is topping charts.

Nigerian golden boy Rema took his time on deciding how to start of 2021—and we're glad he did.

The afropop hitmaker is out with his first project of the year, "Bounce", after stunning fans with word of an upcoming album, and the cooks in this kitchen have not disappointed.

Keeping it in the Mavin Records family, legendary producer Don Jazzy sprinkles his magic on the track, while undoubtedly motivating the young singer-songwriter to be his best self. And with this track being like nothing we've heard from Rema before, one could say Jazzy succeeded. "Bounce", fast-paced and fierce, is a love song dedicated to bewitchingly beautiful and blessed bottoms. The candid declaration and hip shaking beat are a force duo and we can't help but love it.

Of the single and collaboration with head honcho Don Jazzy, Rema says, "This record was inspired by the luscious and magnificent body of the African woman. Furthermore, I'm really excited about this tune because it's my first single with the legendary Don Jazzy."

Honestly, when you start the year off with a banger, you get to make songs about butts.

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