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Okayafrica's Top 10 Music Videos of 2014

We list our Top 10 African Music Videos of the year, including strking clips from Nozinja, Sinkane, Fantasma, Ibeyi, Songhoy Blues and more.


It seems like videos are increasingly the preferred medium for artists, underground or commercial, to release their singles. It makes sense; music videos are immediate, eye-grabbing and tend to be better attention-holders in this frantic internet era. The acts we support are no different and, as such, 2014 hit us with a barrage of impressive visuals from songstresses, groups, rappers and producers across Africa and its diaspora. From psychedelic South African clips to anthemic Burkina Faso hip-hop videos and NYC-shot dance visuals, click through our picks for the Top 10 African Music Videos of the Year (listed in no particular order), featuring Sinkane, Blitz The Ambassador, Seun Kuti, Tinariwen, Joey Le SoldatNozinja, Songhoy Blues, and more.

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The Fugees Will Be Playing Live Concerts In Ghana & Nigeria

Ready or not.

The legendary Fugees have announced that they will be reuniting for their first shows in 15 years for a string of concerts across North America, Europe and West Africa.

The reunion tour will be celebrating the anniversary of their classic 1996 album, The Score.

Ms. Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean and Pras Michel will be embarking on a 12-city global tour, which will have them landing in Nigeria and Ghana for a pair of December show dates — we'll have more details on those to come.

The tour starts this week with a 'secret' pop-up show at an undisclosed location in New York City on Wednesday (9/22) in support of Global Citizen Live. The rest of the dates will kick-off in November and see The Fugees playing concerts across Chicago Los Angeles, Atlanta, Oakland, Miami, Newark, Paris, London, and Washington DC, before finishing off in Nigeria and Ghana.

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