Events

Okayafrica Presents Electrafrique Bamako With DJ Cortega & DJ Momo Mac!

Okayafrica is teaming up with Carrefour Créatif for a new edition of our Electrafrique party in Mali.

Flyer artwork by Meliyart Graphik


Okayafrica is teaming up with newcomer Carrefour Créatif’s Mali-based production team for a new edition of Electrafrique at Bamako’s Espace Culturel Exodus on March 19, from 10pm till the last dancer leaves the floor.

Our fam DJ Cortega will be joining forces with Bamako’s very own DJ Momo Mac on the decks. Originally from Togo, Momo will be linking his favorite coupé décalé and afrobeat tunes to Cortega’s afro-house and kuduro heat, delivering ground-shaking beats to the night. On top of that, Djeli Madou’s tamani (talking drum) band will be bringing the soul and energy of traditional rhythms to the party.

3000 CFA gets you through the door (Hippodrome) with a free drink waiting on the other side.

If you’ll be there, Instagram a photo of the party tagging @okayafrica and be sure to keep up with our friends from @carrefourcreatif who'll be live Instagramming the event.

For more info, visit the event’s Facebook page.

Interview

Interview: TOBi Is Making Unapologetic Soul Music

We talk to the Nigerian-Canadian artist about his latest project ELEMENTS, his creative process, mental health and more.

It's a big year for music, and in the midst of many good drops from the motherland and beyond, we caught up with Nigerian-Canadian singer/songwriter TOBi to discuss his recently released 10-track project ELEMENTS.

ELEMENTS is a fusion of old-school soul, contemporary rap sequences, clever lyrical symbols & metaphors. and melancholic vibes which reference TOBi's Nigerian heritage through afrobeats, the reality of his life and the state of the world today. The compilation features production from Nigerian producer Juls on "Dollas and Cents" and "Made Me Everything and Shine."

Below, we also discuss his creative process and passion for mental health with the announcement of an exciting collaboration. "I'm attracted and curious about so many things in life that I can't help but bring [them] into my world and craft," the multi-genre artist says.

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