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Best Music of the Week: Mr Eazi x French Montana, Sarkodie, Iyanya & More

These are the songs you need to hear this week.

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 OkayAfrica on Spotify and Apple Music to get immediate updates every week and read about some of our selections ahead.

Mr Eazi & Major Lazer "Leg Over (Remix)" ft. French Montana & Ty Dolla $ign

Mr Eazi rolls through with a huge, all-star remix to his massive Life Is Eazi, Vol. 1 – Accra To Lagos single, "Leg Over." Major Lazer lightly rework the production in this new version of the hit, with French Montana and Ty Dolla $ign dropping new verses.

Read about how Mr Eazi is connecting Ghanaian & Nigerian sounds like no one else.

Sarkodie drops 6 music videos from his new album, Highest

Ghanaian star Sarkodie's new album, Highest, is a tour de force. The MC told us that he'll be releasing music videos for all 16 tracks on the album—6 of which he went live with last week. Check out two highlights—"We No Dey Fear" with Jayso and "Ur Waist" featuring Flavour—and watch the rest here.

Make sure you read our interview with one of Africa's finest rappers about his new album.

 Iyanya "Bow For You"

Iyanya shares the music video for his Signature EP highlight, "Bow For You." The new Mavin Records signee's single is catchy, romantic, and tailor-made for the dance floor—all moods that this bright new clip shares.

Joey le Soldat "Zambfo"

Burkina Faso's Joey Le Soldat has been steadily dropping fire for years now. This new video for "Zambfo," off his upcoming Barka album (due September 22), follows Joey and his friends around secteur 23, the neighborhood of Tanghin in Ouagadougou, where he still lives.

Adonis Bosso "Jungle"

Adonis Bosso is a model-turned-artist out of coming out of Côte D'Ivoire, via Montreal and L.A. "Jungle," his debut single, plays like a promising blend of acoustic guitar riffs, beats, and a soothing falsetto.

Follow our Songs You Need to Hear This Week playlists on Spotify and Apple Music to get immediate updates every week.

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Six Things History Will Remember Kenneth Kaunda For

News of Kenneth David Kaunda's passing, at age 97, has reverberated across the globe. Kaunda, affectionately known as KK, was Zambia's first President from 1964 to 1991.

Following Nelson Mandela's passing in December 2013, Kenneth Kaunda became Africa's last standing hero. Now with his passing on Thursday, June 17 — after being admitted to the Maina Soko Military Hospital in Lusaka earlier in the week — this signals the end of Africa's liberation history chapter.

It is tempting to make saints out of the departed. The former Zambian struggle hero did many great things. He was, after all, one of the giants of the continent's struggle against colonialism. Ultimately however, he was a human being. And as with all humans, he lived a complicated and colourful life.

Here are six facts you might not have known about him.

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