Music

In Conversation with Ray BLK on Self-Acceptance, the Come Up and Touring Across the Pond

OkayAfrica catches up with British-Nigerian R&B artist, Ray BLK, and recaps her successful North American tour and more.

Speaking with Ray BLK right after her first North American tour is like catching up with a best friend—similar to how she relates to an audience on stage. During her tour, the South London R&B artist performed four intimate (and sold out) shows in Toronto, LA, DC and New York City bringing a new level of honesty to her clear, emotional voice and lyrics.

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10 UK Artists to Watch This Year

Here's 10 Black British artists to keep an eye out for this year.

Last year saw us lose game-changing artists like Prince and Sharon Jones amongst a slew of other tragedies, including the election of a racist, misogynist and unqualified US President. Nonetheless, in such a testing climate music has the ability to question, re-focus and bring up for debate issues affecting us all.

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The Hustle: A Playlist of Anthems for Africa's Dreamers & Doers

This month at OkayAfrica we're celebrating Africa's dreamers and go-getters with the theme THE HUSTLE.

This month at OkayAfrica we're celebrating Africa's dreamers and doers with the theme THE HUSTLE. As DJ Khaled likes to say “they don’t want you to win.” But win we do. And this month's playlist is dedicated to all of you on your grind, making things happen.

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