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Weekend Burners: Best Tracks of the Week

Download the best African music tracks released this week.


Artwork by Ikiré Jones.

We realize our site cycles through an, at times, overwhelming number of videos, tracks, remixes and mixtapes from a deluge of African/diaspora artists that not everyone is familiar with — in fact, we've gotten a large amount of reader feedback stating so. With Weekend Burners we aim to address that by highlighting our choices of the best music content that made it on the blog throughout the week. Get 'em below straight from the Okayafrica bunker:

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AFRICA IN YOUR EARBUDS #43: THE GTW

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Alec Lomami ‘Mélancolie Joyeuse’ EP [Download]

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Wizkid x Femi Kuti ‘Jaiye Jaiye’ [Download]

[audio:http://www.okayafrica.com/wp-content/uploads/Jaiye_Jaiye_Ft__Femi_Kuti.mp3|titles=Wizkid x Femi Kuti "Jaiye Jaiye"]

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Cassper Nyovest ‘Gusheshe’ ft. Okmalumkoolkat [Download]

[audio:http://www.okayafrica.com/wp-content/uploads/Cassper-Nyovest-feat.-Okmalumkoolkat-Gusheshe.mp3|titles=Cassper Nyovest 'Gusheshe' ft. Okmalumkoolkat]

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E.L. ‘Hallelujah’ ft. M.anifest

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Justin Timberlake ‘Suit & Tie’ (JBS Khawulezayo Rework)

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