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Best Music of the Week: Yemi Alade, Emtee, Phyno x Olamide & More

Here 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.


Phyno "Augment" feat. Olamide

Fino Phyno comes through with the heat in "Augment," his super-catchy collaboration with Olamide. The single now gets an equally-impressive music video with plenty of group dancing. You'll be hitting replay on this one.

Emtee "Manando"

On his sophomore album, Manando, South African rapper Emtee found his voice and became SA's number one trapper. He now shares the raw visual to the album's title track.

Yemi Alade "Nakupenda" (Swahili Version)

Yemi Alade connects with Kenyan star Nyashinski for the Swahili version of her Mama Africa romantic single "Nakupenda." Look out for Yemi's upcoming record, Black Magic, which is due soon.

DJ ECool "Kilode" feat. Dremo

DJ ECool has a new single that's bound to light up dance floors across NYC, London and Lagos. In "Kilode," Ecool—who DJ's for Davido—connects with Nigeria's Dremo for an addictive tune.

Mel,b Akwen "Blessings" feat. Longue Longue

Cameroonian afropop star Mel,b Akwen's "Blessings" will have you on your feet in no time. The diva connects with Makossa legend Longue Longue for this incredible track, which is now available on iTunes here.

Wani "Instaman"

Nigerian-American afropop artist Wani has been making noise with his remix of Drake's "Blem." He recently dropped the dancehall-influenced, Instagram-inspired tune "Instaman," which should have you grooving through the week.

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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