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'OkayAfrica Link Up: Nairobi' With Blinky Bill & Coco Em

We'll be touching down in the Kenyan capital for a night of vibes and music.

OkayAfrica will be hosting an intimate evening of music and drinks at Nairobi creative hub, The Alchemist, on December 13.

The event is FREE WITH RSVP.

OkayAfrica Link Up: Nairobi will feature DJ sets from Blinky Billwho recently dropped his widely-acclaimed new album Everyone's Just Winging It And Other Fly Talesand Coco Em, Nairobi's hardest hustling DJ.

Get ready to hear Blinky Bill's unique and addictive blend of hip-hop, beats and Kenyan influences, as well as Coco Em's East African house set.


OkayAfrica's Music Editor, Kam Tambini, will be hosting the night alongside Kenyan-based music critic, curator and contributor Camille Storm.

Come through Nairobi!

RSVP FOR FREE ENTRANCE

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The 13 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Featuring Simi, Stonebwoy, Riky Rick, Olamide, Wizkid, La Même Gang and more.

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 new playlists on Spotify and Apple Music.

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Cyclone Kenneth Could Be the Second Damaging Storm To Hit Mozambique In Over a Month

Tanzanian authorities have also warned those living along the southern coast to move to safer ground ahead of the storm.

Just shortly after Mozambique was ravaged with the devastating Cyclone Idai in March, the country has been warned of another destructive storm that's heading their way very soon.

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Stonebwoy & Beenie Man's 'Shuga' Is a Full Dose of Energy

Ghana meets Jamaica in this impressive new collaboration.

Stonebwoy, one of Ghana's major dancehall names, links up with Jamaican legend Beenie Man for this new single, "Shuga."

"Shuga" is built on stuttering synth hits and beat work produced by Ghana's StreetBeatz. Stonebwoy and the "King of Dancehall" connect over the energetic rhythm, each delivering their own verses—add one more track to the many stellar cross-Atlantic musical collaborations that have been going on for years, in particular between West Africa and Jamaica.

"This collab is legendary," Stonebwoy wrote on his social media pages.

The single comes paired with a new music video directed by BlingBlang which follows the Ghanaian star and Beenie Man to a railroad station as they turn a train car into a dancehall party. Beenie Man even plays the conductor for a few shots.

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