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Okayafrica's Top 12 Songs of 2012

We select the Top African songs, singles and tracks to come out this year, featuring work from Spoek Mathambo, Young Fathers and more!


This calendar year was accented by a crop of noteworthy African songs from all corners — heavyweight names, underground acts, dark electronic producers and folk crooners all, at one point, held our undivided ears. With our Top 12 Songs of 2012 list we highlight our top African songs from the past 12 months, featuring selections from Janka Nabay, Spoek Mathambo, Michael Kiwanuka, LV, Young Fathers,  and more. Click through to see all our top African songs, listed in no particular order.

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Focalistic Shares Visuals For ‘Ke Star (Remix)’ Featuring Vigro Deep and Davido

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