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JUSI I LOVE – Top 15 Music Videos 2013

15 MUSIC VIDEOSIn recent years the different music industries in Africa have produced more and more high quality music videos, which helped immensely in spreading African music on a global scale. The times when high quality videos were only produced in countries like Nigeria, South Africa or Kenya are over. New genius video makers have come up in many countries who create amazing creative music videos. Consequently, the art form of creating music videos is growing strongly and the bar is being put higher each year.

Here is JUSI I LOVE’s list of the best 15 Music Videos from Africa produced in 2013:

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1. Alec Lomami *-*  ‘CLV‘ (Dem. Rep. of Congo/ South Africa) 

Directed by Tlhonepho Thobejane

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2. Yegna  *-*  ‘Abet‘ (Ethiopia) 

Directed by Shahan Jafri & Alexander Germanotta

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3. Khuli Chana  *-*  ‘Mnatebawen‘ (Feat. KayGizm & Fifi Cooper) (South Africa) 

Directed by Teboho Mahlatsi (Bomb Productions)

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4. P-Square  *-*  ‘Personally‘ (Nigeria) 

Directed by Jude Engees Okoye and Clarence Peters

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5. Freshlyground  *-*  ‘Take Me To The Dance‘ (South Africa) 

Directed by Samuel Coleman

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6. Emmanuel Jal  *-*  ‘Cush‘ (South Sudan) 

Directed by Grandson and Son

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7. Just A Band  *-*  ‘Dunia Ina Mambo‘ (Kenya)

Directed by Just A Band

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8. MC Galaxy  *-*  ‘Nek-Unek‘ (Feat. Davido) (Nigeria) 

Directed by Patrick Elis

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9. Petite Noir  *-*  ‘Noirse’ (Dem. Rep. Congo) 

Directed by Tim Main

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10. Gaël Faye  *-*  ‘Bouge A Buja‘ (Burundi)

Directed by Nico Bozino

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11. Oskido  *-*  ‘Tsa Mandebele‘ (Feat. Candy) (Kids Remix) (South Africa) 

Directed by Gorilla Films

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12. Flavour  *-*  ‘Ada Ada‘ (Nigeria) 

Directed by Clarence Peters

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13. Bryte  *-*  ‘Nadia Number‘ (Ghana)

Directed by unknown

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14. Olugbenga  *-*  ‘Silver Pixie, Iyawo Mi‘ (Nigeria) 

Directed by Andy Amadi Okoroafor

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15. Sarkodie  *-*  ‘Illuminati‘ (Ghana) 

Directed by Gyogyimah

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‘Bouge A Buja’ – Gaël Faye

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Gael8Burundian-French Hip Hop artist Gaël Faye welcomes everybody to Bujumbura! The video for his eclectic homage to the Burundian capital, called ‘Bouge A Buja‘, will definitely leave you excited about this small but intersting capital. Faye gives us a fast-paced guide through culture, cuisine and important sites in Bujumbura, which is known as Buja among Burundians. The track is part of his LP ‘Pili Pili Sur un Croissant au Beurre‘ and shows us, just like his track ‘Petit Pays‘, how much he loves his mother country.

Gael Faye  *-*  ‘Bouge A Buja (Purchase via itunes)

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‘Petit Pays’ – Gaël Faye

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gael faye5Born in Burundi by a Rwandese mother and a French father Gaël Faye grew up in Burundi before his family left the country in 1995 because of the civil war which raged in Burundi from 1993 to 2005. When they moved to France Gael was just 13 years old and the painful feelings of leaving his home persist until now. In his song ‘Petit Pays‘ he pays a beautifil homage to Burundi, its people, natural beauty and history.

In February the young musician dropped his album ‘Pili Pili Sur un Croissant au Beurre‘ and he captured the journey of recording his LP with a nice series of videos. Below you can see the beautifully produced video for ‘Petit Pays‘ and a video in which you can see him going back to his roots.

“Gahugu gatoyi  (Small country)
Gahugu kaniniya (Great country)
Warapfunywe ntiwapfuye (You have been crumbled but you didn’t die)
Waragowe ntiwagoka (You have suffered, but the suffering did not aggrieve you)
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Gaël Faye  *-*  ‘Petit Pays

  Gaël Faye  *-*  ‘Sur la route du Pili Pili – EP#01 – Naissance du ‘Pili Pili”

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