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The 5 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Featuring Ayra Starr x Ckay, Kes, Davido x Skiibii, Pierre Kwenders and Rema.

Every week, we highlight the cream of the crop in music through our best music of the week column.

Here's our round up of the best tracks and music videos that came across our desks, which you can also check out in our Songs You Need to Hear This Week playlists on Spotify and Apple Music.

Follow our SONGS YOU NEED TO HEAR THIS WEEK playlist on Spotify here and Apple Music here.

Check out all of OkayAfrica's playlists on Spotify and Apple Music.

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Burna Boy & Wizkid Gift Fans Early With New Single 'B. D'Or'

It turns out the Nigerian duo had us all for Secret Santa, and they truly are the gifts that keep on giving.

Just in time for the holidays, Africa's Giant Burna Boy has teamed up with his Nigerian counterpart Wizkidto bring fans an upbeat, feel-good track to send 2021 off back to whatever hole it crawled out of. The duo joined forces to take over your holiday party playlist with single, "B. D'Or."

The newly released track comes from Nigerian-British producer P2j and grabs its inspiration from one of the most prestigious trophies given to professional soccer players, the Ballon d'Or. The Grammy award-winning pair have created a masterpiece yet again, and their great chemistry, talents and commitment to uplifting each other make them worthy recipients of the high soccer honor.

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