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Michael Soi's 'China Loves Africa' Paintings

Kenyan artist Michael Soi's 'China Loves Africa' series offers a satirical take on the Chinese presence in Africa.

A member of Kenya's "Second Generation" of artists, Michael Soi has been known to speak his mind on canvas, particularly on issues relevant to Nairobi. Soi's latest magnifying glass points to Sino-African relations in his China Loves Africa collection. In this series of paintings created throughout 2012-13, Soi responds to what he perceives as a "type of economic re-colonisation." Speaking to Africa News, Soi shed on the irony behind his warm-hearted title in that "China wants to be seen as a great friend to Africa," though the series is intended more as "an interrogation into the intentions of China in Africa.” Soi plans to take on Nairobi's sex industry next in an upcoming series. Until then, browse Soi's satirical take on what he refers to as "Africa's sugar daddy." For more art from Michael Soi head over here.

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Relive OkayAfrica & Nike's Epic Naija Worldwide Bash in This New Video

Get a glimpse of the fun and good vibes featuring Burna Boy, Laolu Senbanjo, DJ Tunez and more.

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Naija Worldwide, presented by OkayAfrica and Nike, was the epitome of summertime vibes in Brooklyn this summer.

Partygoers came through to The Well to celebrate Nike's triumphant Nigeria kits as Team Nigeria headed to Russia with style. In this recap video, you'll get a glimpse of the fun along with some familiar faces like Laolu Senbanjo, DJ Moniki, DJ Moma and DJ Tunez, along with our surprise performance guest, Burna Boy.

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The Super Eagles Stylishly Beat Iceland in the World Cup & Nigerians Are Going Crazy

All of the best social media reactions from Nigeria's 2-0 win over Iceland.

Nigeria just beat Iceland 2-0 in of the World Cup, leaving them second in Group D.

The Super Eagles started the game in shy form, putting together a first half performance that was at times cold and even dicey.

However, the second half saw the team wake up and fully charge forward. A change of formation had them attacking a lot more, which opened up a counter attack that led to Leicester City winger Ahmed Musa's incredible control touch and strike for the Super Eagles' first goal.

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This New EP Traces Africa's Musical Influences Across Cuba, Brazil & the U.S.

Listen to our premiere of the DJ Jigüe's Afrosekuela EP.

DJ Jigüe is a selector who blends experimental electronic music with traditional Afro-Cuban rhythms.

In his new 3-song EP, Afrosekuela, the DJ and producer explores three different regions that have been strongly influenced and shaped by the African diaspora: Brazil, Cuba and the United States.

"Ponte de Pie" was inspired by hip-hop and the underground electronic music of Detroit. It samples the Sugar Hill Gang's iconic chorus from "Rapper's Delight."

The second track "Afrosekuela" is a sonic meeting of Angolan kuduro rhythms with Afro-Cuban drums. While "Bateria Perfecta" highlights the Africa's influence on Brazilian rhythms and percussion.

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