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

Download the best tracks & African music videos dropped this week


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

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Olugbenga ‘Silver Pixie, Iyawo Mi’

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5 Reasons We Love Afrikan Boy’s ‘Hit Em Up’ Video

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Blitz the Ambassador x Nneka x Ty ‘Bisa’

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Sarkodie Heads To Dubai In ‘Illuminati’

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King Britt's Fhloston Paradigm: "Chasing Rainbows"

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Faarrow "Say My Name"

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>>>Stream: Mr.BEEF "Brief"

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Kobi Onyame "The Real (Remix) ft. Mickey Factz & Isaac Danquah

Interview

Interview: Wavy The Creator Is Ready to See You Now

The multidisciplinary Nigerian-American artist on tapping into all her creative outlets, creating interesting things, releasing a new single and life during quarantine.

A trip canceled, plans interrupted, projects stalled. It is six months now since Wavy the Creator has had to make a stop at an undisclosed location to go into quarantine and get away from the eye of the pandemic.

The professional recording artist, photographer, writer, fashion artist, designer, and evolving creative has been spending all of this time in a house occupied by other creatives. This situation is ideal. At least for an artist like Wavy who is always in a rapid motion of creating and bringing interesting things to life. The energy around the house is robust enough to tap from and infuse into any of her numerous creative outlets. Sometimes, they also inspire trips into new creative territories. Most recently, for Wavy, are self-taught lessons on a bass guitar.

Wavy's days in this house are not without a pattern, of course. But some of the rituals and personal rules she drew up for herself, like many of us did for internal direction, at the beginning of the pandemic have been rewritten, adjusted, and sometimes ditched altogether. Some days start early and end late. Some find her at her sewing machine fixing up thrift clothes to fit her taste, a skill she picked up to earn extra cash while in college, others find her hard at work in the studio, writing or recording music.

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