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Weekend Burners: The Best Tracks & Music Videos Of The Week

Stream and download the best African music tracks and videos released that came across our desks this week.


Pixel art design by Egypt's Ahmed Mounir [via ADA]

In Weekend Burners we highlight our choices of the best African music tracks, videos, and mixes that came across our desks throughout the week. Get ‘em below straight from the Okayafrica bunker:

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Ghana Meets UK Grime: Mickey Lightfoot x Darq E Freaker ‘L.O.S.T’

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1973 Nigerian Psych-Rock Blo ‘Chapter One’

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Castro 'Toot Toot'

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kechPhrase 'The Kechstrumentals: Live From Nigeria, Tape 2'

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LargeUp Audio: Busy Signal’s Azonto Banger ‘Same Way’

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Ill Skillz 'Welcome To The Future'

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Noura Mint Seymali 'El Mougelmen'

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Sarkodie 'Bounce'

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Olugbenga x Studio Africa Mix for Dummy Mag

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Drake ft. The Weeknd 'Crew Love (Babel-Ish & W. Correia's 3AM Mix)'

Interview
Image courtesy of Killbeatz.

Interview: Killbeatz' Short & Sweet Debut EP, 'Love and Happiness'

We speak to the renowned afrobeats producer about his joint Love and Happiness EP with King Promise & Ofori Amponsah, and his daughter's inspiration behind the project.

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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