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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."


Artwork by Kura Shomali. [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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Fela Kuti x James Brown ‘Funky Black President’

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Spoek Mathambo’s Future Sound of Mzansi Mix: 60 Minutes Of DJ Spoko + 60 Minutes of Okmalumkoolkat

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Download DJ Nore’s ‘Afrobeats Summer Workout Mix’

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M.anifest & Hip Hop Pantsula Hit The Campaign Trail in ‘Jigah’

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Mzansi Rap Cousins The TeMple ‘STATES’

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Blitz the Ambassador Shows Two Sides of São Paulo In ‘All Around The World / Respect Mine’

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Kae Sun ‘Lead Loaded Letters’

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Card On Spokes' 'Lead Me To The Water' (Remixes) f/ Maramza, Fever Trails, Jumping Back Slash & Dank

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Teenage French/Cuban Twin Sisters Ibeyi's 'Oya'

Interview

Interview: TOBi Is Making Unapologetic Soul Music

We talk to the Nigerian-Canadian artist about his latest project ELEMENTS, his creative process, mental health and more.

It's a big year for music, and in the midst of many good drops from the motherland and beyond, we caught up with Nigerian-Canadian singer/songwriter TOBi to discuss his recently released 10-track project ELEMENTS.

ELEMENTS is a fusion of old-school soul, contemporary rap sequences, clever lyrical symbols & metaphors. and melancholic vibes which reference TOBi's Nigerian heritage through afrobeats, the reality of his life and the state of the world today. The compilation features production from Nigerian producer Juls on "Dollas and Cents" and "Made Me Everything and Shine."

Below, we also discuss his creative process and passion for mental health with the announcement of an exciting collaboration. "I'm attracted and curious about so many things in life that I can't help but bring [them] into my world and craft," the multi-genre artist says.

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