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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."


Photo by Lakin Ogunbanwo.

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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Young Fathers Shake The Walls Live At KEXP

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Chief Boima’s ‘Six Over Eight’ Mix

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DJ Speedsta ‘Hangout’ Ft. Kid X, Riky Rick & Psyfo

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Dex Kwasi Gets Introspective In ‘WTFDex’

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Zongo Junction’s Brooklyn Afrobeat Shines On ‘No Discount’ LP

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El Mahdy Jr.’s ‘Lost Bridge’ Off Algerian Beats EP ‘Gasba Grime’

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Fouma System 'Xamal Sa Bopp'

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South African House Meets D.C. Rap In Asheru’s ‘So Amazing’ Video With HHP

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Asuoden Warns of ‘Ghana Politricks’ In Wanlov-Directed Video

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Driemanskap Return With Snare-Blazing New Single ‘We Are Not The Same’ Ft. iFani

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Olamide & Wale’s Nigerian Soccer Anthem ‘Make Us Proud’

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Interview

Malian Rapper Ami Yerewolo Rises Against All Odds

Ami Yerewolo reflects on her hard-won rap career, new album AY and why she insists on creating support spaces for young female rappers in Mali and beyond.

"No one is a prophet in his or her own land!" This is an accurate way to describe Ami Yerewolo's career to a tee. The Malian rapper's music has not always been popular in her home country, where female rappers are generally frowned upon. Instead, it has taken off abroad. Yerewolo's upbeat sound mixes traditional Malian elements with fast drums, contemporary beats and significant lyrics that compel listeners to reflect on life — all of which makes her songs carry a universal appeal. Her new album, AY (titled after the rapper's initials) has just been released by the label Othentiq.

Yerewolo shares her frank thoughts below...

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