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Weekend Burners: Best Tracks & Music Videos Of The Week

Stream and download the best African music tracks and music videos of the week.


Artwork by Jebila Okongwu (via Studio Africa)

In Weekend Burners we highlight our choices of the best African music tracks, videos, and mixes that came across our desks throughout the week. Get ‘em below straight from the Okayafrica bunker:

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Wizkid x Femi Kuti’s ‘Jaiye Jaiye’ Video

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Little Dragon’s South African Mixtape

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Kwabs ‘Last Stand’

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Sarkodie x Wizkid x E.L. x Ice Prince ‘U Go Kill Me (Remix)’

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Karol Conka’s Brazilian Rap Anthem ‘Boa Noite’

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Muthoni The Drummer Queen 'Nai Ni Ya Who'

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Emmy Gee ‘Rands And Nairas’

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Ill Skillz '7's Clash' feat. Sandra Amarie & Melo B Jones

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Olugbenga ‘Silver Pixie’ EP + MNRS Remix

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DJ Juls ‘Jungle Book Beat Tape III’

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Spek Won ‘Pa$$ports & Cameras’

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Emefe 'Summer'

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Interview

Adekunle Gold Is Living His Best Life

We speak to the Nigerian star about how marriage and fatherhood have led him to find both newfound happiness and newfound freedom as an artist.

''I'm having the time of my life,'' says Adekunle Gold over a Zoom call while seated in his office in Lagos. ''I'm making songs that are so true to my current energy, my current vibe.'' When I got on the call with the 34-year-old artist on a Wednesday afternoon, the first thing I noticed was his hair tied up in little braids, the second was his wide smile. As we speak, the crooner laughs multiple times but it's his aura that shines through the computer screen, it lets you know better than his words that he's truly having the time of life.

Born Adekunle Kosoko, the popular Nigerian singer got married barely two years ago to fellow artist Simi. Last year, the power couple welcomed their first child. As we talk, Gold points to his journey as a father and a husband as some of the biggest inspirations at the moment not just as far as music goes but as his perspective in life and how he now approaches things.

''My [artistry] has changed a lot because being a father and being a husband has made me grow a lot and more.'' Adekunle Gold tells OkayAfrica. ''It has made me understand life a lot more too. I'm feeling more responsible for people. You know, now I have a kid to raise and I have a wife to support, to be a real man and husband and father for.'' He credits this journey with both his newfound happiness and a newfound freedom as an artist.

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