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Black Coffee, Sampa the Great, and More African Acts To Perform at Coachella 2022

The music festival's impressive lineup may just be the cure we need.

The internationally beloved Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is back this year after a forced two-year hiatus — and their lineup is fire. In the music industry's latest attempt at edging closer to large outdoor festivals being a (safe) thing again, Coachella's two-weekend blowout promises a musical event concert goers will not want to miss out on. International musical heavyweights Billie Eilish, Harry Styles, and Kanye 'Ye' West will headline the festivals being held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, on April 15-17 and April 22-24.

Other big-name performers include Doja Cat, Megan Thee Stallion, and Fatboy Slim, but lucky for us, this year's lineup includes some of our favorites from the continent. South Africa's Black Coffee, Zambian-Australian rap star Sampa The Great, Belgium-Rwandan hitmaker Stromae, and AMEME from Benin are set to make the continent proud. As African music continues to reign over international music charts, trends, and speakers, the inclusion in international festivals only further proves the dominating potential homegrown beats have.

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The 8 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Featuring Simi, Stromae, Sarkodie, Diamond Platnumz, Rema, Tiwa Savage, Mayorkun and more.

Every week, we highlight the top releases through our best music of the week column.

Here's our round up of the best tracks and music videos that came across our desks, which you can also check out in our Songs You Need to Hear This Week playlists on Spotify and Apple Music.

Follow our SONGS YOU NEED TO HEAR THIS WEEK playlist on Spotify here and Apple Music here.

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