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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.


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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)'

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Interview: Lady Du, Amapiano’s Sultry-Voiced Superstar, Is Smashing The Glass Ceiling

In conversation with amapiano star Lady Du about her rise, spirituality and considering herself a kwaito queen.

Lady Du is currently one of the hottest voices in amapiano. Born into a family of musicians, her father DJ Choc and uncle DJ Zan D are reputable deejays and producers. Lady Du, real name Dudu Ngwenya, first learned how to play at the tender age of nine. Since then and during her early adult life, she had been trying to get a successful break into the music industry. Though she made songs with renowned producers such as DJ Clock, DJ Mshega and DJ Maphorisa (back when he still did gqom) in 2013, 2014 and 2018 respectively, her breakthrough only came under a year ago through the track "Superstar", alongside revered amapiano deejay and producer Mr JazziQ.

Lady Du's musical journey speaks to her resilience, and her success can rightfully be attributed to her perseverance. On "Superstar", Lady Du sings about aspiring to superstardom, even going as far as mentioning some South African celebrities that she looks up to! Today, her name is listed among the very stars she once mentioned on the track. Since 2020, she has collaborated with heavyweights like Oskido, Cassper Nyovest, Khuli Chana, Focalistic, De Mthuda, Josiah De Disciple, Busta 929, DBN Gogo and many others. Her signature sultry voice, which sometimes resembles that of a baby, can also be heard on some of amapiano's biggest smash hits like "Umsebenzi Wethu", "Dakiwe", "Catalia", "Woza", "GUPTA" and more.

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