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Okayafrica's Top 10 Tracks of 2014

We list our choices for the ten best African tracks to come out in 2014, including Young Fathers, Tony Allen, Ibeyi, Fantasma and more.


The last 12 months saw a lot of incredible music come out of all corners of our OKA-radar — legends returned, some of our favorite producers linked up for collaborative projects, genre-shattering newcomers made their bright debuts, new rap anthems were birthed and longtime site favorites stamped their name into the global scene. In Okayafrica's Top 10 Tracks of 2014, we not only tried to round up some of the most groundbreaking African tracks to come out this past year, but also the songs we couldn't stop blasting year-around at the office, on train rides, while walking around the city, or at home. Browse through our picks, listed in no particular order, featuring Young Fathers, Ibeyi, Fantasma, Wizkid, Tony Allen, Cassper Nyovest, M.anifest and more.

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The 12 Best Ghanaian Songs of the Month

Featuring Stonebwoy, Kuami Eugene, Shatta Wale, Samini, Sarkodie and more.

March has been quite an eventful month around the world. While almost everything has come to a standstill due to the pandemic, the creative world hasn't stopped. In an attempt to keep the content coming during this time of social distancing and self isolation, both the top shots and emerging acts have been showing out. As March comes to a close we give you a list of some of the best songs to come out of Ghana this month. Check them out below.

Follow our GHANA WAVE playlist on Spotify here and Apple Music here.

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The 6 Best East African Songs of the Month

Featuring Harmonize, Rayvanny, Mbosso, Vinka and more.

East African artists have been keeping our spirits up with upbeat and catchy releases this month. Here are our picks for the best East African songs of the month.

Follow our East African Grooves playlist on Spotify and Apple Music.

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Davido, Peruzzi, Dremo and The Flowolf Team Up for New Track 'Mafa Mafa'

Check out a new one from Davido's label DMW.

Now is a better time than ever to take in new music, and thankfully, some of our favorite artists have been delivering.

Nigerian stars Davido, Peruzzi, Dremo and The Flowolf inked up for the new collaborative track "Mafa Mafa," under Davido's record label DMW, which launched back in 2018. The song features mostly rapping as the artists trade verses back and forth in Yoruba. "Mafa" is a Yoruba saying that loosely translates to "don't pull it."

Davido originally teased the song with a short dance video shared last week.

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The 10 Best Nigerian Songs of the Month​

Featuring Niniola x Femi Kuti, Burna Boy, Oxlade, Naira Marley, Davido, Mr Eazi, Joeboy and more.

Here are the best tracks that came out of the buzzing Nigerian scene in March.

Follow our NAIJA HITS playlist on Spotify here and Apple Music here.


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