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Win A 5th Annual Roots Picnic Poster Autographed By The Roots


The 5th Annual Roots Picnic is still fresh in the minds of many despite having taken place over a month ago thanks to our recap videos (Watch Full Event Recap | Wale | De La Soul | Rakim | Major Lazer). The videos do an amazing job of capturing the spirit and energy of the two-day event.

We took some limited edition Roots Picnic posters and set them in front of the guys in The Roots who each took a Sharpie and gladly left their John Hancock in black ink. Now we want to get them in your hands!

To enter, subscribe to the Okayafrica newsletter using the form below and we will choose a lucky winner at random. If you already are subscribed to the Okayafrica newsletter, you can still enter!

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