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African AF: Our Favorite Artists and Visionaries Wearing OkayAfrica Merch

A gallery of some of our favorite people, wearing OkayAfrica merchandise with style.

DIASPORA—OkayAfrica released its first homegrown line AFRICAN AF last month, and the response has been major.


The line was created out of one inherent desire: to proudly show where we’re from and what we love. Many of you have taken to social media to show your #AfricanAF style in some of our new merchandise, and we love it.

Below, we highlight some of the movers and shakers in our space who have rocked merchandise from both our past and most current lines, with style.

Revisit our lookbook and stay connected via the OkayAfrica shop Instagram page.

Ladipoe in our classic, black and white OkayAfrica tee.

Imany, performing in the bold "Immigrant Tee."

Pops Mensah-bonsu in our "Leaders Tee," and Stanley Lumax in our "GHANA Me Tee."

Tech maven, Jessica O. Matthews in our "Naija No Day Carry Last."  

Luvvie Ajayi in the "I Don't Speak African Tee." 

Googling. Shirt from @okayafrica's new collection.

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DJ Lag in our "Okayafrica x Daniel Ting Chong Chest Print T-Shirt."

One of our favorite fitness coaches Scott Bernard, rocking out "Naija No Dey Carry Last Tee."

Afrobeats artists Ycee rocking the "OkayAfrica x Daniel Ting Chong Chest Print T-Shirt."

DJ Spinall also sporting the "OkayAfrica x Daniel Ting Chong Chest T-Shirt" during his visit to NYC.

Ugo Mozie in the "Okayafrica x Daniel Ting Chong Crewneck Sweatshirt."

🌍 @okayafrica

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Interview

This Compilation Shines a Light On East African Underground Music

We talk to a few of the artists featured on the Music For the Eagles compilation from Uganda's Nyege Nyege.

Nyege Nyege, a label in Kampala, Uganda is channelling the confidence brimming over a whole continent. Africa is no longer the future. For dance music, its time is right now.

Music For the Eagles is a compilation released in conjunction with Soundcloud to showcase the best new acts that East Africa has to offer outside the mainstream. A new wave of artists firmly blasting non-conformist energy for you to spasm to. Music that takes you places. Otim Alpha's high BPM wedding frenzy of incessant rasping vocals accompanied by feverous violin will have you clawing the walls to oblivion. Anti Vairas' dancehall from a battleship with super galactic intentions doesn't even break a sweat as it ruins you. FLO's beautiful sirens call, is a skittish and detuned nursery rhyme that hints at a yearning for love but reveals something far more unnerving. Ecko Bazz's tough spiralling vocal over sub-bass and devil trap energy is an anthem that can only be bewailed. And Kidane Fighter's tune is more trance-like prayer. These are only some of the highlights for you to shake it out to.

We got to chat with a few of the artists featured on the Music For the Eagles compilation as they took a break from the studio below.

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