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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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Music

Listen to Femi Kuti's New Song 'As We Struggle Everyday'

Femi explains: "'As We Struggle Everyday' is about how hard people work everyday to make ends meet and still go to vote corrupt politicians into power who are meant to be in jail."

Femi Kuti shares his new single, "As We Struggle Everyday," the latest drop from the upcoming double album Legacy +, a joint endeavor with his son Made Kuti.

"As We Struggle Everyday" is a politically-charged afrobeat tune about people having the voting power to hold their 'leaders' accountable, but often failing to do so. Throughout the song, Femi sings "As we struggle everyday We try to find a better way See these leaders wey suppose jail Na him my people dem dey hail."

Femi explains: "'As We Struggle Everyday' is about how hard people work everyday to make ends meet and still go to vote corrupt politicians into power who are meant to be in jail."

Legacy +, which is due out February 5 from Partisan Records, includes a full album by Femi titled Stop The Hate and an album by his son, Made, titled For(e)ward. The pair have previously shared the singles "Pà Pá Pà" and "Your Enemy" off the upcoming release.

Listen to Femi Kuti's "As We Struggle Everyday" below.

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