Nigerian singer Timi Dakolo and British songstress Emeli Sandé's smiles are bigger than the lumps of coal we expect to find in our stockings this year, and we didn't think that was possible. The two recorded "Merry Christmas Darling" for the former's forthcoming holiday album. That's due out on 11/22 via Virgin EMI in the U.K.

Speaking of stockings, global music ambassador—and our correspondent on all things Africa—Efe Ogbeni's are far more stylish than yours.