Best of 2016

The 25 Best South African Hip-Hop Songs

Sabelo Mkhabela breaks down his annual list of the best new South African hip-hop songs of the year.

Okayafrica resident SA hip-hop wizard, Sabelo Mkhabela, breaks down his list of the top 25 best South African hip-hop songs of last year. 

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The Okayafrica 2016 Year-End Book List

We look back at the biggest, baddest books of 2016 by African and Diasporan writers.

We’ve been wanting to wish 2016 good riddance almost immediately upon its arrival and now it’s nearly time. But before we bring out the von Trapp children to bid it adieu, let us acknowledge something that didn’t disappoint us in 2016: books.

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The Best African Memes of 2016

Laugh with us into 2017 with our best African memes of 2016.

The Best Songs of 2016

The songs we had on repeat this year, from Cameroonian bangers to hits from Solange, Wizkid, and Drake.

The 16 Best Viral Dance Videos of 2016

Okayafrica gives you the best viral African dance videos of 2016 that you'll be sure to dance along with.

Here Are 5 Incredible Cover Songs That You Need to Hear

We round up 2016's standout covers, featuring remakes of songs by Drake, Rihanna, Wizkid, Frank Ocean and more.

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The 16 Best Music Videos of 2016

Our favorite music videos of the year celebrate black excellence, bring social injustices to light, and showcase female power.