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Kojey Radical - Bambu

In mid-March, British-Ghanaian artist Kojey Radical dropped “Bambu,” the darkly enthralling single from an EP due later this year. The spoken-word artist, poet, and creative director recently shared the song’s music video, a starkly beautiful piece of work that shows Radical searching for truth in a gray, money-raining town. Read more on Okayafrica.

Iyanya & Don Jazzy - Gift

Iyanya Onoyom Mbuk, known by his mononym Iyanya, is a Nigerian recording artist, singer, songwriter and performer. He is best known for winning the 2008 “MTN Project Fame West Africa” as well as for his song “Kukere”. He is the co-owner of Made Men Music Group, a record label home to artists such as Emma Nyra, Tekno, Selebobo and Baci. Iyanya sings in English and Efik.

Sarah Musayimuto - Jaribu

Ugandan singer Sarah Musayimuto plays "the beautiful girl who has made men fight over her on the streets of Kampala".

Carlou D & Eagle-Eye Cherry - Soldier

Once a member of the Senegalese hip-hop group Positive Black Soul, Carlou D has recently released his second international solo album, "A New Day", recorded in Stockholm and Dakar. On the song "Soldier" he is joined by Eagle Eye Cherry, the brother of Neneh Cherry.

Efya - Best in Me

The song "Best in Me" won the Ghana Music Award for the Record of the Year in 2013, and remains one of Efya's biggest hits to date. Earlier this tear, the Ghanaian singer bravely spoke in support of the gay community in her native country.

Sibot x Okmalumkoolkat - Nice Shandees

A slick, heavy piece by director Lebogang Rasethaba featuring the South African rapper Okmalumkoolkat and the black cap and bandana uniform of the infamous DJ/producer Sibot.

Olamide - Eleda Mi

Music video by Olamide performing "Eleda Mi", directed by Unlimited L.A. The song was released on his album "Baddest Guy Ever Liveth". Born Olamide Adedeji in 1989, he embarked on a musical career in 2011, and has since become a notable hip hop artist. He has won 3 Nigeria Entertainment Awards and 3 Headies.

Ouzin Keita - Beureung Barigo

A music video by Senegalese singer Ouzin Keita caused some online stir in Senegal when it debuted on YouTube just over a year ago. "Beureung Barigo", which means "rolling the barrel" in Wolof, is a mbalax style song with simple lyrics calling on listeners to 'clap' for the singer. As of now, February 2015, the clip had been viewed more than 700,000 times on YouTube, discussed on local websites, Twitter and TV. But the attention to the video has more to do with denigrating Ouzin than with the popularity of the song.

Sarah Musayimuto - Obulamu Tebulida

Sarah Musayimuto, a Ugandan singer based in Denmark, has been recording music since 2012. "Obulamu Tebulida (We Only Live Once)" is one of her most recent videos, released in September 2014.

Bebe Cool - Ntuyo Zange

In the 2012 "Ntuyo Zange" Bebe tells "a real story that is gonna leave a mark on people's brains".

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