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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)’

[audio:http://www.okayafrica.com/wp-content/uploads/01-You-Go-Kill-Me-Remix-Feat.-E.L-Ice-Prince-Navio-Wizkid-1.mp3|titles=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’

[audio:http://www.okayafrica.com/wp-content/uploads/Rands-And-Nairas-ft.-Ab-Crazy-and-DJ-Dimplez.mp3|titles=Emmy Gee Ft. Ab Crazy & DJ Dimplez '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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Photo by Meztli Yoalli Rodríguez

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