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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)'

Photo by Meztli Yoalli Rodríguez

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