Download DJ Nore's 'Afrobeats Summer Workout Mix'

London's DJ Nore 'Afrobeats Summer Workout Mix'

Photo by Hycinth Iyereosa

London's DJ Nore has been quietly churning out a steady supply of "afrobeats" mixes over the years. Three months back he dropped a solid Best Of Wizkid tape. For his latest, Nore compiled 58 minutes worth of our favorite Naija pop gym music into his very own Afrobeats Summer Workout Mix. The 38-track exercise tape features the likes of Nigerian (and then some) heavyweights Timaya, Flavour, Davido, and Star Boys Wizkid and L.A.X. Stream the tape below and grab a free download here.

DJ Nore's 'Afrobeats Summer Workout Mix' Tracklist

1. Johnny - Yemi Alade

2. Dance - Tekno

3. On Top Matter - WizKid

4. Sexy Ladies - Timaya

5. Khona (Yemi Sax Remix) - Mafikizolo

6. Dancehall King - Shatta Wale

7. Nek Unek - Mc Galaxy Ft Davido

8. Azonto Ghost Fiesta - Bisa Kdei

9. Ayi - Chris Waddle

10. Alkayida - Kwamz

11. Body Lotion - Keche

12. Ginger - L.A.X

13. Innit - Gasmilla

14. Lapaz Toyota - Guru

15. PullOver - Kcee

16. Everybody Like My Thing - Shatta Wale

17. Azonto Fiesta - Sarkodie

18. Caro - WizKid

19. Matimba - Afro Digital

20. Sisi Nghamba Nawe - DJ Cleo

21. Y-Tjukutja - Uhuru

22. Boomboomtah (Hagan Remix) - Mista Silva

23. Tchelete - Davido Ft Mafikizolo

24. Via Orlando Remix - Dr Malinga

25. Skelewu - Davido

26. Eledumare - WizKid

27. Wafa Wafa - Oskido

28. Terminator - DJ Cndo

29. Sex Machine - Ruff N Smooth

30. Facebook - DJ Cleo

31. Dance Low - Mista Silva

32. Pumpum - Tic Tac

33. Jackie Appiah - PhootPrintz

34. Shake - Flavour

35. Down On One - Sarkodie

36. Sexy Dance - Fally Ipupa

37. Decale - Afro B Ft Team Salute

38. Dorobucci - Mavin


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