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OKAYAFRICA DC x International Soul Society Festival!

Don't miss our African dane party Okayafrica DC to kick off the International Soul Society Festival!


This month's OKAYAFRICA DC celebrates the connection between our dance communities and Africa with DJ Underdog and Urban Artistry — this special edition of the party will kick-off DC's International Soul Society Festival. Already five years deep, the International Soul Society has been paving the way for dance expression in DC and abroad. Since then, they've become a benchmark for emerging dance styles and talent across the country.

Joining force on the 1's and 2's from Nairobi, Kenya is all star mixologist DJ Cortega, who's on tour in the mid-Atlantic region. Also accompanying the sonic soundscape are DJ Baronhawk and DJ Mate Masie who have a slew of surprise mixes to bless the crowd with. Anything is fair game, but you will probably hear some afrobeat, tribal house, kwaito, kuduro, South African house, zouk, soukous, coupe decale and hiplife. OKAYAFRICA DC always delivers and keeps it true to form. No pretensions, no commercial radio nonsense, and no wall flowers allowed. Sweat, release and let go! Learn more by following our Facebook and Twitter.

 

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Whoisakin Channels His Love For Anime In the New Video For ‘Magic’

The single, featuring Olayinka Ehi, comes off his latest EP Full Moon Weekends.

Nigerian singer-songwriter Whoisakin is sharing a new music video to accompany his hit summer release, "Magic".

His roots certainly show true as his Lagos inspired trap soul/R&B sounds fill us up with feelings of summer and a love made from dreams.

High off of a recent feature in Rolling Stone, Whoisakin's latest music video comes off of his debut EP Full Moon Weekends, his first release as a part of Mr Eazi's #emPawa30 project.

With all of the successes and accomplishments that have come along with it, the original story behind the song isn't as sweet, "Magic was actually inspired by a summer 2019 fling I had with some girl", the 22-year-old singer says, "Even though I thought the relationship had potential at the early stages, she never felt the same way and it was just 'vibes' for her. I mean the moments were beautiful but they never lasted. I made the record a few weeks after we were over. She got upset at me and that was it."

He went on to speak about his first release into the music industry as, "a full story about me and my relationships in 2019, basically. I was doing an internship with some construction company at the time so I had a whole lot of time to live life (especially the nightlife), experience new things. So, I felt like an animated series for the whole tape would be the best way to share the story better. Plus, I'm a big anime fan."


Check out Whoisakin's music video for "Magic" here.


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