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Okayafrica's Top 10 Music Videos of 2013

See our choices for the most inventive, creative, and boundary-pushing African music videos released in 2013.


Burna Boy "Yawa Dey." Directed by Clarence Peters.

Nigeria's Burna Boy had an incredibly strong 2013 with the release of his widely acclaimed debut album L.I.F.E.. The music video for "Yawa Dey," a single off said LP, cycles through a hyperrealist color scheme and some stunning outfit choices amidst shots of highway dancing, beach soccer and overall chilling. "Yawa Dey" was directed by top Nigerian music video director Clarence Peters, who's previously worked with the likes of P-Square, M.I., 2face, Naeto C, May D and several more.

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Elaine is the Most Streamed South African Woman Artist

Elaine secures the number-one position on all three of Apple Music's 'Top Mzansi Females' charts.

Elaine continues to go from strength to strength and with good reason. The artist recently secured the top streaming positions on Apple Music's "Top Mzansi Female Artists of 2020", "Top Mzansi Female Albums of 2020" and "Top Mzansi Female Singles of 2020" charts. Moreover, several tracks featured on her debut EP Elements snatched seven spots on the "Top Mzansi Female Singles of 2020" chart. The stellar achievement comes shortly after having been announced as one of Apple Music's "Visionary Women" Campaign at just 21-years-old.
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