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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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