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Listen to OkayAfrica's 'African Heat' Spotify Playlist

It's straight fire.

We have some new heat that will help you start off the weekend the right way.

OkayAfrica has teamed up with Spotify to curate the latest offering of their popular 'African Heat' Playlist.

Our list includes hits from the likes of Tiwa Svage, Nasty C, Olamide, Kwesta, Burna Boy, Wande Coal, MHD, and a bevy of other African heavy hitters. The playlist is an infectious mix of the latest in afrobeats, South African hip hop, afro trap and more.


We hope you enjoy this playlist just as much as we enjoyed curating it for you.

Listen to our African Heat playlist now on Spotify, or stream it directly below.

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Dying Lagoons Reveal Mexico’s Environmental Racism

In the heart of a traditionally Black and Indigenous use area in Southwest Mexico, decades of environmental destruction now threatens the existence of these communities.

On an early morning in September 2017, in a little fishing village in the Pacific coast of Oaxaca, called Zapotalito, thousands of dead fish floated on the surface of the Chacahua-Pastoría lagoons. A 7.1-magnitude earthquake, which rattled Mexico City on September 19, was felt as far down as Zapotalito, and the very next morning, its Black, Indigenous and poor Mestizo residents, who depend on the area's handful of lagoons for food and commerce, woke up to an awful smell and that terrible scene of floating fish.

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