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2manysiblings' Nairobi Thrift Social Returns With Sneaker Edition

The final Nairobi Thrift Social of 2016 is a sneaker edition with special guest, South African producer Muzi.

By now you should be at least a little familiar with just how stylish the city of Nairobi is. The epicenter of that style is Thrift Social, an art, music and fashion event series from the minds of Velma Rossa and Oliver Asike. The Kenyan sister and brother duo, who together make up 2manysiblings, started the event last year as a platform for creativity and the exploration of art, music and fashion while providing inspiration for innovators in the Nairobi creative industry.


Thrift Social returns this month for the final time in 2016 with a sneaker edition featuring special guest, South African producer Muzi, along with sounds from Cosmic Homies rapper / singer / DJ / producer TAIO, Butchnorman and Mix Master Lenny. Okayafrica is excited to be on board as the official media partner of the event.

Thrift Social 9 goes down the 11th of December, 12pm to 7pm, at Privèe Westlands (1st Floor, Fortis Tower) in Nairobi. Tickets can be purchased in advance here at KES 800 or KES 1000 at the gate. Keep up with @2manysiblings and @thriftsocialnairobi on Instagram.

Sneaker donations are encouraged!

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"SA Rappers Out Here Killing Y'all," M.I Abaga On Nigerian Rappers

M.I has fueled a debate about the state Nigerian hip-hop with his latest song, "You Rappers Should Fix Up Your Life."

Nigerian star M.I Abaga is back with a punch and taking aim at all of his fellow Nigerian rappers.

The track—which sees M.I. drop lines like "none of you rappers is real enough... that's why these fans are not feeling ya'll," "SA rappers out here killing ya,ll," and "rappers are singing now just to get popular, yuck"—has sparked a debate across social media on the current state of Nigerian hip-hop.

There's been some calling out M.I for not supporting young Nigerian rappers like big rappers do in South Africa. These years have seen the likes of Cassper Nyovest and other big SA stars supporting younger talent.

Others, however, have taken up the challenge and started responding to M.I's track over the "Fix Up Your Life" instrumental. M.I's been retweeting the responses and, in a way, the track's been getting a lot of the young rappers M.I calls out some more attention.

M.I and his label Chocolate City have also been in the news lately over suing Nas for not delivering a good verse.

What do you think? Is Nigerian hip-hop in decline?

See some choice tweets below.

Video: Looking at the Roots of IsiPantsula Culture Through Some of Its Leading Voices

This new video shows us why South African Pantsula is much more than just a dance move.

Pantsula is more than just a dance, it's a cultural movement and it's being revived through enthusiastic South African youth.

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In Photos: Migos' Culture Tour in Johannesburg

ATL trio Migos' Culture Tour had two South African stops–in Durban on Friday and Johannesburg on Saturday.

We attended the Joburg leg of the tour, and the group didn't disappoint, although the event itself was unacceptably disorganized. South African rappers Riky Rick and Nasty C gave great performances, especially the latter.

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