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The 12 Best South African Songs of the Month (April)

Featuring Lloyiso, TOSS, A-Reece, Kabza De Small, Mellow & Sleazy, and more.

Here are the South African songs and music videos that caught our attention this month.

For more of the best music, check out our Ghanaian, South African and East African music lists here and tap in for our weekly Songs You Need to Hear roundup.

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The 9 Best South African Songs of the Month (March)

Featuring Uncle Waffles, Daliwonga, DBN Gogo, Pabi Cooper, Busiswa, Master KG and more.

Here are the South African songs and music videos that caught our attention this month.

For more of the best African music, check out our Best of the Month music lists and tap in for our weekly Songs You Need to Hear roundup.

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The 8 Best South African Songs of the Month (February)

Featuring Nasty C, Blxckie, Makhadzi, DBN Gogo, and more.

Come Meet DJ Lag, the King of Gqom

After a decade making waves in electronic music, the Gqom pioneer finally released his blockbuster debut album. He speaks to OkayAfrica about his early life, the album's inspirations and creation, and the possibilities for South African music.

The 20 Best South African Songs of 2021

Amapiano continued its domination through 2021, topping local playlists and finding fans beyond the country’s borders too.

Msaki's New Album Is a Bold, Complex Conversation Between Protest & Love

Msaki didn't set out to create a double album for her sophomore release. But in manifesting the ambitious project, the South African singer shares so much more of the courageous way she sees the world.

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Cassper Nyovest On South Africa's Amapiano Revolution

The South African star rapper takes a deep dive into the rise of amapiano and what it means for him, his music, and the entire nation in this new exclusive interview.