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Okayafrica's Top 11 Music Videos of 2011


It's been a great freshman year for us at Okayafrica. To culminate it, we're highlighting our choice content from the past 12 months. Browse our top 11 music videos of 2011 below and stay tuned for top 11 LPs, songs, and side-eyes lists!

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Art Melody "L'ébène Est Dans Le Noir"

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Montage by Guib.

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Nneka "My Home"

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Just A Band "Kichwateli"

Directed by Bobb Muchiri for BLNRB.

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Tinariwen & TV On The Radio "Tenere Taqqim Tossam”

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Spoek Mathambo "Control"

Directed by Pieter Hugo & Michael Cleary.

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Blitz The Ambassador "Native Sun"

Directed by Blitz the Ambassador & Terence Nance.

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Lexxus Legal ft. Leslyman “Fauchés”

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Directed by Ronnie Kabuika

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Buraka Som Sistema "Hangover (BaBaBa)"

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Directed by João Pedro Moreira & Carlos Afonso.

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Mo Kolours "Biddies"

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Directed by Stefan Asanovic.

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Die Antwoord "Fok Julle Naaiers"

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Ruffest "Siyabenzela"

Directed by Jasyn Howes.

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Interview

Interview: Wavy The Creator Is Ready to See You Now

The multidisciplinary Nigerian-American artist on tapping into all her creative outlets, creating interesting things, releasing a new single and life during quarantine.

A trip canceled, plans interrupted, projects stalled. It is six months now since Wavy the Creator has had to make a stop at an undisclosed location to go into quarantine and get away from the eye of the pandemic.

The professional recording artist, photographer, writer, fashion artist, designer, and evolving creative has been spending all of this time in a house occupied by other creatives. This situation is ideal. At least for an artist like Wavy who is always in a rapid motion of creating and bringing interesting things to life. The energy around the house is robust enough to tap from and infuse into any of her numerous creative outlets. Sometimes, they also inspire trips into new creative territories. Most recently, for Wavy, are self-taught lessons on a bass guitar.

Wavy's days in this house are not without a pattern, of course. But some of the rituals and personal rules she drew up for herself, like many of us did for internal direction, at the beginning of the pandemic have been rewritten, adjusted, and sometimes ditched altogether. Some days start early and end late. Some find her at her sewing machine fixing up thrift clothes to fit her taste, a skill she picked up to earn extra cash while in college, others find her hard at work in the studio, writing or recording music.

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