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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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