Apollo And Okayafrica Present Chop And Quench 'The Fela Band' & Kae Sun!

Apollo & Okayafrica Present Chop & Quench “The Fela Band” + Kae Sun at the legendary Apollo Music Cafe for the AFRICA NOW! FESTIVAL, April 4th.

We're excited to announce we've teamed up with New York's legendary Apollo to present a night with Chop and Quench "the Fela band" featuring Sahr Ngaujah and band members from FELA! the musical along with a few Queens! Kicking the show off is Ghanaian/Canadian songwriter Kae Sun fresh off releasing one of our top albums of the past year. Our April 4th event is part of the Apollo Music Cafe series, presented as part of the Apollo Theater's four day Africa Now! festival presented in partnership with World Music Institute featuring performances from Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars, Fatoumata Diawara, and more. Scroll on for more details and find out how you can ENTER TO WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS to the show below. We'll select a winner March 31st.


Apollo And Okayafrica Present: Chop and Quench "the Fela band" + Kae Sun


Friday, April 4th

Apollo Soundstage

253 W 125th St. Harlem

9pm doors

Tix $20 - sign up at for A-List advance tix for $15 Otherwise visit or call 800-745-3000 to buy tix.


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Olamide and Fireboy DML have been working together for three years, but the first time they sit down to do an interview together is hours after they arrive in New York City on a promo tour.

It's Fireboy's first time in the Big Apple — and in the US — and the rain that's pouring outside his hotel doesn't hinder his gratitude. "It's such a relief to be here, it's long overdue," he tells OkayAfrica. "I was supposed to be here last year, but Covid stopped that. This is a time to reflect and refresh. It's a reset button for me."

Olamide looks on, smiling assuredly. Since signing Fireboy to his YBNL Nation label in 2018, he's watched the soulful young singer rise to become one of Nigeria's most talked-about artists — from his breakout single, "Jealous," to his debut album Laughter, Tears & Goosebumps, hit collabs with D.Smoke and Cuppy, and his sophomore release, Apollo, last year.

Even while he shares his own latest record, UY Scuti, with the world, Olamide nurtures Fireboy's career with as much care and attention as he does his own, oscillating between his two roles of artist and label exec seamlessly. His 2020 album Carpe Diem is the most streamed album ever by an African rap artist, according to Audiomack, hitting over 140 million streams. When Olamide signed a joint venture with US-based record label and distribution company, Empire, in February last year he did so through his label, bringing Fireboy and any other artist he decides to sign along for the ride, and establishing one of the most noteworthy deals on the continent.

Below, Olamide & Fireboy DML speak to OkayAfrica about their mutual admiration for each other, what makes them get up in the morning and how they switch off.

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