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Hair By Susy and OkayAfrica Present 'Lady,' a Celebration of Women, Hair and Individuality

We speak with hair artist Susy Oludele about her coffee table book "Lady," ahead of its upcoming exhibit at Okay Space.

Lady is the upcoming coffee book by Brooklyn-based celebrity hairstylist and owner of Hair by Susy, Susy Oludele—also known as African Creature—that will celebrate black hair in all of its beautiful complexity.

The Nigerian-American hair artist was inspired by the Fela Kuti classic by the same name when she envisioned the project—reclaiming the title as a symbol for unbridled artistic expression and bold, feminine energy. Within its pages, you'll find stunning curated images and storytelling that offer a medley of visual inspiration.

Digital copies of the book are available now for pre-order and physical copies of Lady will be available on November 8th (Susy's Birthday!), followed by an interactive exhibit at Okay Space on November 10. The event will explore African hair in the workplace with the critical goal of "empowering, inspiring, and engaging a diverse audience in the importance of representation, identity, and individuality." You can RSVP for the event here.

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Sauti Sol. Image courtesy of the band.

Sauti Sol Is Coming to New York Very Soon

Catch East Africa's biggest band live in concert in NYC.

Sauti Sol, the celebrated Kenyan afro-pop group, is coming back to NYC for a newly-announced concert at Highline Ballroom as part of their Melanin World Tour.

The 4-piece group, who won Best Group at the MTV Africa Music Awards and were nominated for Best International Act at the BET Awards, will be bringing their pop blend of soulful vocal harmonies and Kenyan rhythms to NYC on October 25.

Okayafrica and Highline Ballroom are presenting Sauti Sol live for the second time in New York, after an electric sold out show with the band in 2016.

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Vince Staples Is Headlining South Africa’s Capsule Fest Next Month

Vince Staples is headed to South Africa.

North Long Beach lyricist Vince Staples will perform in South Africa next month. The MC will headline the second annual Capsule Fest which will take place at Zone 6 Venue in Soweto, Joburg.

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