Okayafrica Is Teaming Up With 2manysiblings To Present 'Thrift Social,' A Unique Style Event In Nairobi

We’re teaming up with 2manysiblings to present the all-day 'Thrift Social' style event on Sunday, 22 November, at the Elephant in Nairobi.

We’re teaming up with 2manysiblings to present an all-day Thrift Social in Nairobi. Next Sunday, musicians, photographers, thrifters and all-around cool kids will converge at The Elephant for a unique style event with Nairobi’s most cutting edge fashion vendors on site.

Brother-and-sister style entrepreneurs Papa Petit and Velma Rossa launched the event series in May 2015 as a way of using their creative talents to give back to the community. In addition to shopping with the vendors on site, attendees are encouraged to bring clothes and shoes that they no longer wear to be donated to the Jacaranda School for the mentally handicapped.

For the event’s third edition, DJs TAIO, Savara Mudigi, Jack Rooster and Nairobi Dhobi–who will be taking questions for a live DJ Q&A–will be in the house alongside the Mama Rocks Gourmet Burger food truck, lifestyle urban accessories brand Suäve Ke, stylist Isma Akuku and more.

Attendees are encouraged to bring donations in the form of food and clothes. Tickets will be sold on site at KSH 500. Suggested donations are also encouraged.

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2manysiblings + Okayafrica Present Thrift Social 3

Sunday, 22 November, 12pm - 8pm

The Elephant (off James Gichuru on Kanjata Road Gate Number 3)

Nairobi, Kenya

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Reekado Banks Recalls The Carnage of The #EndSARS Protests In Single 'Ozumba Mbadiwe'

The Nigerian singer pays his respects to those lost during last year's #EndSARS protests.

Nigerian singer and songwriter Reekado Banks is back with a track that is as socially important as it is a banger. It seems fitting for the singer's first solo release of the year to be a tribute to his fellow countrypeople fighting for a country that they all wish to live in. The 27-year-old Afrobeats crooner has returned with endearing track 'Ozumba Mbadiwe', honoring the one-year anniversary of the #EndSARS protests that saw the Nigerian government authorize an onslaught of attacks on Nigerian citizens for their anti-government demonstrations.

The protests took the world by storm, additionally because the Nigerian government insists that none of the police brutality happened. In an attempt to gaslight the globe, Nigerian officials have come out to hoards to deny any and all accusations of unlawfully killing peaceful protesters. Banks mentions the absurd denials in the track, singing "October 20, 2020 something happened with the government, they think say we forget," in the second verse. Reekado's reflective lyrics blend smoothly and are supported by the upbeat, effortless Afrobeat rhythm.

In another reflective shoutout to his home, 'Ozumba Mbadiwe' is named after a popular expressway on Lagos Island that leads to the infamous Lekki Toll Gate where protesters were shot at, traumatized, and murdered. Although packed with conscious references, the P.Priime produced track is a perfect amalgamation of the talents that Reekado Banks has to offer; a wispy opening verse, a hook to kill, and an ethereal aura to mark this as a song as a hit. On "Ozumba Mbadiwe," all the elements align for Reekado's signature unsinkable sound to take flight.

Check out Reekado Bank's lyric video for his single 'Ozumba Mbadiwe'

Reekado Banks - Ozumba Mbadiwe (Lyric Video)

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