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

Download and stream the best tracks and African music videos of the week in our column "Weekend Burners."

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Artwork by Neals Niat [via African Digital Art]


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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Spoek Mathambo’s ‘Future Sound Of Mzansi 2 Mix’

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Tshepang Ramoba [BLK JKS] x Notorious B.I.G. ‘Brooklyn vs. Soweto (Kwaito Mashup)’

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1980s Niger Space Synthesizers From Mamman Sani

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Mirel Wagner’s Dark ‘Oak Tree’ Video

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Cote d’Ivoire Trap Rappers Kiff No Beat’s ‘Tu Es Dans Pain’

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E.L. Crowns Himself The ‘Best African Rapper’ On His New Mixtape

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JR x Okmalumkoolkat x Spoek Mathambo ‘Bob Mabena’

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Just A Band’s Blinky Bill & Russian Producer Mitya Burmistrov’s ‘Raindrop’

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Mo Kolours 'Mike Black (John Wizards Remix)'

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Buraka Som Sistema's Branko x DJ Bamanan 'Goni Bala (Branko Desert Rave Edit)'

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It has been a fantastic year for Tems. The Nigerian singer, producer, and songwriter achieved a platinum record for eternal banger Essence, her collaboration with fellow Nigerian superstar Wizkid, an MTV EMA nomination for Best African Artist, a billion worldwide video views, and over 350 million audio streams. Not to mention featuring on Canadian rapper Drake's blowout album Certified Lover Boy, the singer has also sold out every show she's booked.

The release of Tems's sophomore EP If Orange Was a Place solidified her place amongst the greats and it was received with gusto by fans and international audiences. A month after the release the Afrobeats singer has graced fans with a sultry music video to go along with equally as tantalizing lead single Crazy Tings. Conceptualized by the multitalented Tems, and directed by UAX, the music video follows a sensual Tems as she sings about needing space from a lying partner.

International audiences continue to rave over the songstress, with Tems delivering an impressive US TV debut on late-night talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live! this month. Essence continues to top international charts. While becoming the official song of the summer, the track peaked on the Billboard 100 Top 10, becoming the most Shazamed song in the United States and was remixed by Canadian musical heavyweight Justin Bieber, becoming the first song written by Nigerian artists to hit No.1 on Urban Radio.

Tems has been producing consistent hits since her debut in September 2020, and a year later, the singer's immense talent is securing her reputation as a world-class superstar.

Check out Tem's music video for single 'Crazy Tings' below

Tems - Crazy Tings (Official Video) www.youtube.com

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