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Weekend Burners: The Best Tracks & Music Videos Of The Week — World Cup Edition

Download and stream a World Cup edition of our weekly 'best of' African music column "Weekend Burners."


Cameroon's Eto'o, design by Jon Rodgers.

In Weekend Burners we highlight our choices of the best African music tracks, videos, and mixes that came across our desks throughout the week. Seeing as everyone's experiencing World Cup fever, we decided to throw in some current #WC2014 songs alongside our weekly picks. Stream & download them below, straight from the Okayafrica bunker, and click on the track titles for more info:

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Cameroon’s ‘Indomitable Lions’ World Cup Songs From Askia & J Milly + The 4

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Ghana’s Black Stars World Cup Theme By Wiyaala

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Nigeria’s ‘Super Eagles’ World Cup Anthems By Waje, Bez, Flavour & IllBliss + Olamide & Wale + Ice Prince, Seyi Shay, Dammy Krane & Sasha P

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>>>Download Olamide & Wale's 'Make Us Proud"

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Stromae’s Blockbuster Video For Belgium’s Official World Cup Anthem ‘Ta Fête’

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Favela Rap Crew Pearls Negras' NOWNESS Mini-Doc

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Fore ft. Gazelle & Sky Royal 'What I Need'

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YOUTH 'Low (Fever Trails Remix)'

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Tasti Dosh 'Dynamite'

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Dub Legend Scientist Remixes Afrolicious' Caribbean Disco

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Image courtesy of Killbeatz.

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Killbeatz needs no introduction. The producer born Joseph Addison is one of the biggest hitmakers as far as afrobeats is concerned. From R2Bees to Sarkodie to FuseODG to M.anifest, Killbeatz has blessed your favorite singers and rappers alike with the soundtracks to their biggest hits. From the azonto era to the global spread of afrobeats, his contribution to African music as a whole cannot be overstated.

However, Killbeatz' influence doesn't stop at just music production. Behind the scenes, he's a complete industry player. The CEO of Ghanaian record label Legacy Life Entertainment, he's responsible for bringing star singer King Promise to the limelight.

Despite producing for the crème de la crème of the Ghanaian music industry as well as several international artists over the length of a decade, the highly-influential producer and instrumentalist never had a project of his own. Now he has set out to change that. In October 2020 Killbeatz dropped his debut EP, titled Love and Happiness.

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