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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

[audio:http://www.okayafrica.com/wp-content/uploads/Make-Us-Proud-Olamide-Wale-Pheelz.mp3|titles=Olamide x Wale 'Make Us Proud']

>>>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

Photo by Meztli Yoalli Rodríguez

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