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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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