The Creative Challenge: Just A Band
New Merchandise In The Okayafrica Store!
We’ve added new items to the store! Accessories to brighten your summer wardrobe straight from the continent!
Photos: East Africa’s Controversial ‘Drug’
Check out the Horn of Africa’s controversial ‘drug’ khat on the streets of Nairobi.
50 Cent In Somalia
50 Cent flew to Somalia and Kenya as part of a new partnership the World Food Program and his semi-charitable Street King initiative.
WUA In Kenya: African Rugby Rocks + Poolside With Just A Band
In the first two episodes of What’s Up Africa in Kenya, Ikenna gets tossed into a pool by Just A Band and pummeled by professional rugby players.
Premiere: Stream KG Omulo’s ‘Ayah Ye! Moving Train’ LP
KG Omulo plays hard-hitting Afrofunk tunes influenced by a rural Kenyan childhood spent listening to Motown grooves and East & Western African classics, stream his debut LP.
Video Premiere: Just A Band ‘Huff + Puff’
Okayafrica Premiere: watch the minstrel-like, ’20s feel clip for Just A Band’s “Huff + Puff”!
Reclaimed AK-47 Gunmetal Jewelry To Help Disarm DRC
Fonderie 47 helps to disarm the DRC by selling high-end jewelry crafted from reclaimed AK-47 gunmetal.
Tracka De Day: Ally B ft. Size 8 ‘Silali’
“Mombasa’s finest” Ally B is smitten by Nairobi-based crooner Size 8 in this clip for their collaborative single “Silali.”…
AFRICA IN YOUR EARBUDS #5: JUST A BAND
DJ Nairobi Dhobi and DJ Bonyeza Kidude of Kenyan afro-futurist group Just A Band hit us up with a 41-minute mix for the fifth installment of Africa In Your Earbuds.
Okayafrica TV: Just A Band – From Nairobi To New York
Okayafrica TV joins Kenya’s Just A Band on their first visit to New York, following them to the opening of their video-art exhibit Kudishnyao! and catching them spin at our very own OKAYSUMMER Pop-Up Party.
Video: Just A Band, Modeselektor & Maasai Mbili ‘Kichwateli’
Just A Band is joined by Kenyan art group Maasai Mbili and German producer Modeselektor for an “Afro-Scifi music-mentary” as part of Nairobi-meets-Berlin collaborative project BLNRB.