Ginny Suss founded Okayafrica in 2011, and is Vice President of Okayplayer. She spent significant time in Sierra Leone with Bajah + The Dry Eye Crew, one of Salone's top pop musical acts and politically conscious provocateurs of change, who she managed from 2008-2013. Previously, she tour managed The Roots, Estelle, and other acts, and continues to occasionally tour manage The Roots. With expertise in event production, Ginny has produced annual events such as The Roots Picnic, the Okayplayer Holiday Jams featuring The Roots, and Okayafrica and Okayplayer's SXSW showcases and annual SummerStage shows amongst others.
Tracka De Day: “Oleku” by Ice Prince ft. Brymo
Hear the latest pop hit taking over the clubs from Freetown to Monrovia, right here with “Oleku” (peel the boiled egg… huh?).
Audio: J. Cole x Afropop = “Can’t Get Enough” ft. Trey Songz
J. Cole samples some serious Guinean funk music on his latest track featuring Trey Songz.
Video: Beyonce Influenced By Fela Kuti + Performs W The Roots!
Beyonce stopped by Late Night With Jimmy Fallon yesterday where she shared the stage with The Roots and talked about Africa as a heavy influence on her new sound!
Audio: Red Light Radio’s “Africa Unsigned” Podcast ft. Blitz, Buraka Som Sistema + more.
Listen to Red Light Radio’s “Africa Unsigned” podcast ft. songs from Blitz the Ambassador, Buraka Som Sistema, Camp Mulla and many more.
Photos: South African Prison Tattoos
Stunning photos courtesy of Capetown’s Araminta de Clermont.
Video: Nneka “Do You Love Me Now?” (Acoustic)
Nneka‘s sweet, soulful and sultry vocals on this stripped down acoustic song have us begging for her to drop her new LP, Soul Is Heavy.
WINNERS ANNOUCNED: ROOTS PICNIC Poster Signed By All Of THE ROOTS!
2 Roots Picnic Posters, signed + numbered by the artist, and signed by ALL of the members of THE ROOTS, are being given away – ENTER HERE!
‘Awesome Tapes From Africa’ Starts Label
Awesome Tapes From Africa will become a record label, selling amazing and obscure gems from the continent!
Brooklyn: Keziah Jones and Sophia Urista at Weeksville, July 16
Keziah Jones and Sophia Urista perform at Weeksville this Saturday, FREE!
Bajah + the Dry Eye Crew: Declaration of Boldness (via Revivalist)
Our favorite Sierra Leonean pop stars, Bajah + The Dry Eye Crew, give an in-depth interview + exclusive photos to Revivalist – check it out here.
Audio: The Very Best “Yalira (Douster Remix)” + Interview
The Very Best update – Listen to (+ DL) “Yalira (Douster remix),” cop the new Warm Heart Of Africa remix album + an exclusive interview.
Video: “Bikelordz” Gets Deep Into BMX Bike Culture in Accra, Ghana
BMX bike culture in Ghana is reaching innovative youth, who are using their creativity and bike-loving spirit to get by doing what they love. Watch the trailer to Bikelordz here.