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Weekend Burners: Best Tracks & Music Videos Of The Week

Download and stream the best African music released this week.


Photograph by Francesco Catalano [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 and click on the track titles for more info:

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Burna Boy ‘Yawa Dey’

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Spoek, Petite Noir, Zaki Ibrahim & More Cover Fela Kuti’s ‘Zombie’

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Songhoy Blues x Nick Zinner x Remi Kabaka ‘Soubour’

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Dre Green x The GTW 'Neymar Night'

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JOVI 'Bush Faller'

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William Onyeabor "Good Name" (Joakim Remix)

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Zara McFarlane 'Angie La La' ft. Leron Thomas (Yoruba Soul Mix)

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Reniss 'C'est La Vie'

Interview
Image courtesy of Killbeatz.

Interview: Killbeatz' Short & Sweet Debut EP, 'Love and Happiness'

We speak to the renowned afrobeats producer about his joint Love and Happiness EP with King Promise & Ofori Amponsah, and his daughter's inspiration behind the project.

Killbeatz needs no introduction. The producer born Joseph Addison is one of the biggest hitmakers as far as afrobeats is concerned. From R2Bees to Sarkodie to FuseODG to M.anifest, Killbeatz has blessed your favorite singers and rappers alike with the soundtracks to their biggest hits. From the azonto era to the global spread of afrobeats, his contribution to African music as a whole cannot be overstated.

However, Killbeatz' influence doesn't stop at just music production. Behind the scenes, he's a complete industry player. The CEO of Ghanaian record label Legacy Life Entertainment, he's responsible for bringing star singer King Promise to the limelight.

Despite producing for the crème de la crème of the Ghanaian music industry as well as several international artists over the length of a decade, the highly-influential producer and instrumentalist never had a project of his own. Now he has set out to change that. In October 2020 Killbeatz dropped his debut EP, titled Love and Happiness.

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