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2manysiblings' Thrift Social Returns to Nairobi This Sunday (26 June)

Join us at 2manysiblings' Thrift Social style, art and music event this Sunday in Nairobi.

2manysiblings brought their Thrift Social to the UK for the first time last week in conjunction with the Fashion Cities Africa exhibition at the Brighton Museum. As we mentioned, this month’s Thrift Social is a special two-part, two-city edition. The style, music and art event returns to Nairobi this Sunday, 26 June. Okayafrica is excited to be on board as a media partner.


Kenyan brother and sister Papa Petit and Velma Rossa launched the Thrift Social event series last year as a platform to promote young creative entrepreneurs while encouraging their peers to give back to the local community. In addition to shopping with some of the flyest vendors in Nairobi, attendees are encouraged to bring clothes and shoes to be donated to the Jacaranda School for the mentally handicapped.

Thrift Social 6 goes down this Sunday (12pm-7pm) at Nairobi’s Privée Westlands (first floor) in Woodvale Grove, Westlands. Kung’ara, Stadz Outfitz and My Couture Kenya will all be in the house. More to be announced soon. Tickets to the event can be purchased here.

Read: 24 Hours in New York City with Nairobi’s Style & Art Stars, 2manysiblings

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New Fela Kuti Reissues & Box Set Are Coming This Year

Partisan Records has shared initial news of upcoming Fela 50th anniversary reissues and a new box set on the way.

Fela Kuti fans have a lot to look forward to this year as Partisan Records (home to Fela's catalog) has announced plans to release special reissues of two 1971 albums: London Scene and Live! With Ginger Baker, the classic album in which Fela and his band Africa '70 where joined by the Cream drummer.

The label has also said they plan to release the fifth installment in their ongoing Fela vinyl reissue box set series, which are handpicked by notable names in the music world. Previous volumes have been curated by Erykah Badu, Questlove, and Brian Eno.

Partisan has also shared that they will also be launching a scholarship program at Fela's alma mater, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, in London this year. The label will be sharing more information on all of that exciting Fela Kuti 2021 news soon, so keep and eye out.

In the meantime, Fela Kuti is currently leading the fan vote for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. You can head here to cast a daily ballot for the afrobeat legend. Voting is capped at one ballot per day.

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