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Chef Tunde Wey Brings His Nigerian Food Salon to Austin and Boston

The Nigerian chef's food series exploring blackness in America comes to Austin, Saturday and Boston, Wednesday. Watch the video.

Okayafrica's favorite chef, Tunde Wey is bringing his food series to Austin, Texas this Saturday and Boston, Massachusetts on Wednesday. Get a seat at the table while you still can. If you still can.


As we've reported before, the New Orleans-based chef who specializes in Nigerian cuisine is currently on a nationwide tour intended to spark conversations about blackness in America.

As Wey told Okayafrica in February “If we are to have these conversations, and they are to be inclusive and sensitive then shouldn’t we sit about a table to eat, and raise our glasses in drink?”

In the video below Wey shares his his perspective on Nigerian food with the filmmaker Adesua Okosun. Take a look: 

 

And find more information about the dinners and how to reserve a seat below:

AUSTIN DINNER DETAILS

DATE

MAY 21

TIMES

5:30- 7:30 PM

8:00- 10:00 pm

VENUE

SUSTAINABLE FOOD CENTER

2921 E 17TH STREET BLDG C

AUSTIN, TX 78702

www.fromlagos.com/austin

BOSTON DINNER DETAILS

GUEST COLLABORATOR

OBEHI JANICE | FUFU & OREOS

(actress, writer, comedian)

@fufuandoreos

DATE

MAY 25

TIMES

6:30- 8:30 PM

VENUE

DUDLEY CAFE

15 WARREN STREET

ROXBURY, MA 02119

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Bobi Wine's Release Detailed in Latest Episode of 'The Messenger'

Trauma is the topic on the podcast's latest episode: "The Ballot or The Bullet."

The latest episode of The Messenger is something to behold.

Created by Sudanese-American rapper Bas, The Messenger throws the spotlight on the thunderous circumstances many African countries face, with a close focus on Ugandan politician Bobi Wine.

In his most recent traumatic experience, Wine and his wife Barbara Itungo Kyagulanyi were released from a nearly two-week military house arrest following the ruling of a Ugandan court. Keeping up with current events and circumstances that Wine finds himself in, the latest episode of the podcast recounts the traumatic events that led to Wine's very public abuse and eventual house arrest.

Upon his release, Wine spoke with The Messenger and had this to say, "I want to remind the world that we went in this election knowing how corrupt the staff of the electoral commission is. We saw this through the campaign and the world saw how much was oppressed, how biased and one sided the electoral commission was, and how much it was in the full grip of General Museveni. And therefore we are going to test every legal test, we shall take every legal test. We shall take every legal step. And indeed we shall take every moral and morally proactive, nonviolent, but legal and peaceful step to see that we liberate ourselves. The struggle has not ended. It is just beginning."

Listen to Episode 7 of The Messenger here.

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