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Photo by Staysuckafree

Photos: Here's What Went Down at OkayAfrica's #OkayWakanda 'Black Panther' Celebration

Brooklyn's black and beautiful came out in numbers to celebrate the biggest film of the year.

Ahead of the release of the most anticipated film since, what feels like, forever, OkayAfrica and Okayplayer teamed up with the Brooklyn Academy of Music to put together a night of celebration with an advanced screening of the film, followed by an intimate Q&A; with director Ryan Coogler and our CEO Abiola Oke.

As if all of that weren't already enough, we capped off the night with an #OkayWakanda afterparty. Folks were dressed in their best "royal attire" as the dress code required—and folks didn't disappoint in custom fits and colorful pieces from online boutique, Zuvaa.com.

It was an incredibly vibrant affair, and a fitting way to mark the release of the culture-shifting movie. Check out some of the action below, featuring photos by Travis Matthews and Staysuckafree.

Image by staysuckafree

Photo by Travis Matthews.

Photo by Travis Matthews.

Photo by Travis Matthews

Photo by Travis Matthews

Photo by Travis Matthews

Dress (right) courtesy of Zuvaa.com

Photo by Travis Matthews

Photo by Staysuckafree.

Jumpsuit courtesy of Zuvaa.com

Photo by Staysuckafree

Photo by Staysuckafree

Image by Staysuckafree

Image by Staysuckafree

Image by Travis Matthews

Photo by Staysuckafree

Image by Staysuckafree

Photo by Staysuckafree

Photo by Staysuckafree

Photo by Staysuckafree

Photo by Travis Matthews

Photo by Staysuckafree

Dress (left) courtesy of Zuvaa.com

Photo by Staysuckafree

Photo by Staysuckafree

Photo by Staysuckafree

Photo by Staysuckafree

Photo by Staysuckafree

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Shot by Prince Aday, catch a glimpse of your favorite culture shifters kicking it in Lagos.

December reigns supreme in Lagos, Nigeria.

Arguably the best time to visit, within Lagos exists a party that never ends. In a day, you'll find many creatives, musical and visual artists visiting numerous events. And with something happening every night, you never know what to expect.

Here are 20 candid polaroid portraits I shot featuring leading lights from the world of music, fashion, and millennial creatives. From Wizkid, Tekno, Skepta, Ugo Mozie, DJ Cuppy, Stephanie Coker and more, there thrives a new generation—with a whole new set of values.

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These Photos Are A Window Into South African Hip-Hop’s Mid-2000s Era

Photographer Tsakane Maubane talks about his stint with Hype magazine.

In the mid-2000s, South African hip-hop wasn't as popular as it is today, but it was at its most promising business-wise, and at its most potent lyrically (let's not argue).

The greatest wordsmiths SA hip-hop has ever seen—think Optical Illusion, Konfab, Godessa, ProVerb, Zubz, Tumi, Nthabi, Isaac Mutant, Qba, Maliq among countless others—were active in full force during that era. Of course, a few of them are still active today.

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