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Listen to OkayAfrica's New Playlists On Spotify & Apple Music

Giving you all the best tracks from the scenes in Ghana, Nigeria, East Africa, and South Africa.

Have you listened to our playlists on Spotify and Apple Music? You really should.

To give you more reason to check them out, we've now updated our official OkayAfrica curator channels on both streaming platforms with a handful of new dynamic playlists to keep you up on all the best new music.

These new and updated playlists are NAIJA HITS, GHANA WAVE, MZANSI HEAT and EAST AFRICAN GROOVES, each aiming to cover the latest hits coming out of these buzzing scenes across the African continent.

Each playlist will be updated monthly and published alongside our editorial lists of the best Nigerian, Ghanaian, East African, and South African songs of the month.

These are additions to the our already published playlists like the weekly-updated Songs You Need to Hear This Week and Afrobeats Party, among many others.

Check out the new playlists below.


Follow OkayAfrica on Spotify here and Apple Music here.

NAIJA HITS


GHANA WAVE


MZANSI HEAT



EAST AFRICAN GROOVES


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The multidisciplinary Nigerian-American artist on tapping into all her creative outlets, creating interesting things, releasing a new single and life during quarantine.

A trip canceled, plans interrupted, projects stalled. It is six months now since Wavy the Creator has had to make a stop at an undisclosed location to go into quarantine and get away from the eye of the pandemic.

The professional recording artist, photographer, writer, fashion artist, designer, and evolving creative has been spending all of this time in a house occupied by other creatives. This situation is ideal. At least for an artist like Wavy who is always in a rapid motion of creating and bringing interesting things to life. The energy around the house is robust enough to tap from and infuse into any of her numerous creative outlets. Sometimes, they also inspire trips into new creative territories. Most recently, for Wavy, are self-taught lessons on a bass guitar.

Wavy's days in this house are not without a pattern, of course. But some of the rituals and personal rules she drew up for herself, like many of us did for internal direction, at the beginning of the pandemic have been rewritten, adjusted, and sometimes ditched altogether. Some days start early and end late. Some find her at her sewing machine fixing up thrift clothes to fit her taste, a skill she picked up to earn extra cash while in college, others find her hard at work in the studio, writing or recording music.

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