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Watch Black Coffee's Coachella 2018 Set Live Here

Watch Black Coffee's Coachella live performance right here on OkayAfrica.

Update 4/20: Black Coffee's Coachella weekend 2 set is scheduled for Friday, April 20 at 7:20-8:10 p.m. PST on the Mojave stage.

Music festival season is officially here, and we're buzzing with excitement about the artists repping Africa and the diaspora this year.

The first of our artists to watch at Coachella this year is Black Coffee, who is set to perform on Friday evening (April 13).

If you can't make it to California this year, don't let the FOMO kick in just yet—Coachella will be streaming his entire set live on its YouTube channel at 10.55PM EST.


This is will be Black Coffee's second time performing at Coachella, as he previously brought his beats to the music festival in 2016. The South African DJ and producer has been busy since, even working on Drake's More Life album last year, and surely gaining more fans in the process.

Coachella will be streaming most of the artists performing during its first weekend, including Beyoncé, Wizkid, The Weeknd and more. The second weekend of the festival (April 20-22) will not be streamed live.

You can see the entire weekend's streaming schedule right here.

Politics

#LGBTRightsGhana: Ghanaians Rally Support For the LGBT+ Community

Pro-LGBT+ advocacy in Ghana is at an all-time high as members of the community face public backlash.

The LGBT+ community in the West African country of Ghana is a fast growing group, but they are also highly marginalized. In recent times, the nation's LGBT+ population has faced increased backlash from members of Ghana's society who are opposed to the rights of the community. Many members of the community are forced to live secret or suppressed lives, as those who are open about their sexuality face discrimination and oppression in various forms and degrees, as a result of living in a society that lacks progressiveness and regard for basic human rights for all individuals regardless of sexual orientation.

At the moment both the backlash and the advocacy for the cause is currently at a climax, sparked by recent events concerning Ghana's LGBT+ support group and the public opposition against it by Ghana's society and the nation's government. Ghana's official LGBT+ support group, called LGBT+ Rights Ghana, established their headquarters in Accra on January 31, 2021. The office was intended to be a safe space and avenue of support for all LGBT+ Ghanaians. On February 24, 2021. the office was shut down by members of Ghana's national security force together with the police, on orders issued by Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo, after the center became the subject of a furious public backlash.

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