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OkayAfrica Presents Electrafrique Dakar With DJ Moma, Sabine Blaizin & DJ Cortega!

Electrafrique Dakar returns on January 20 with DJ Moma, Sabine Blaizin and Cortega.

Welcome to 2017, folks! To celebrate the new year, OkayAfrica Electrafrique is back at our new Senegalese home, the gardens of the Maison de la Culture Douta Seck, a green heaven of creativity in the heart of the Medina, aka Dakar's old city.


For this episode, co-produced with Kaani and Jokkolabs, our resident DJ Cortega welcomes two Brooklyn-based family members in Sabine Blaizin and DJ Moma, who have already made their mark on the Dakar scene.

Back in November of 2013, Sabine came through as part of Boddhi Satva's Offering Got Soul Weekender, which also drew afro-house heavyweights Zepherin Saint (London) and Jojo Flores (Canada) to Dakar. Moma was here last year at the same period with us bringing fire to the dance floors at both the Cunimb and Les Petites Pierres.

Meet the DJs

Sabine Blaizin comes from Haiti, and her work focuses on African Diasporic music. Brooklyn Mecca and Oyasound are a few of her creative projects. Her Oyasound EP is currently in the works. Sabine worked for Ocha Records label as a Brand Marketing Director/Producer and Bembe NYC Party resident DJ

DJ Moma comes from Sudan. He is the driving force behind the hugely successful Everyday People parties, as well as the Everyday Afrique shows held jointly with Okayafrica Electrafrique, and Everyday People. Moma's style is highly versatile that will take you to every corner of the dance world, from Africa to Jamaica with a strong New York influence.

DJ Cortega is originally from Switzerland, and has been bringing heat to dancefloors across the Continent since he moved to Nairobi 6 years ago. Last year, he took the Electrafrique party West and moved to Dakar, Senegal, where he now resides and keeps pushing pan-African music by all means necessary.

Doors at 10pm. Entrance is free until 11pm and 3000 FCFA thereafter.

More details and RSVP at the Facebook event. Artwork by @kernubia.

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Photos: Here's What Went Down at the Labor Day Edition of Everyday Afrique

The diaspora showed out for the last Everyday Afrique party of the year.

Everyday People, OkayAfrica and Electrafrique, teamed up one again this past Labor Day for an Everyday Afrique party like no other.

The action took place at The Well in Brooklyn, where some of the city's best dressed came through to party to tunes from the likes of DJ Moma, DJ Tunez, DJ Cortega, Rich Knight, Boston Chery and DJ Buka, who all kept the energy on high throughout the day.

During the festivities, Afrodance NYC performed a special tribute to the late DJ Arafat during DJ Cortega's set, while Boston Chery delivered a standout set that was a tribute to Haiti. There was an epic zanku circle, led by Young Prince and Frankie B Cool delivered on the djembe. None other than DJ Tunez, closed out the night with a standout set that included a run of several of his own hits.

It was a day to remember, but if you weren't there for the action, don't fret. Check out what went down at the Labor Day edition of Everyday Afrique via the photo recap below with images from Kadeem Johnson and Elliott Ashby.

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Everyday Afrique Is Back For a Fourth of July Party in NYC!

Join us at The Well for a night featuring music from GuiltyBeatz, DJ Moma and more.

OkayAfrica, Everyday People, and Electrafrique's EVERYDAY AFRIQUE party is easily one of the best places to be during summer in New York City.

We're hosting our annual fourth of July bash this year for another installment of the party that brings out the city's finest. This July 4 we're taking EVERYDAY AFRIQUE to a new location at The Well in Brooklyn, where you can dance and drink the day & night away across the venue's outdoor and indoor spaces.

GRAB TICKETS TO EVERY AFRIQUE'S FOURTH OF JULY PARTY HERE

Music will be handled by star Ghanaian producer GuiltyBeatz, Everyday People's DJ Moma, Electrafrique's Cortega, Akio, Rich Knight, Silent Addy and AQ.

The night is hosted by Young Prince, Saada, Roble, Sinat, Giselle, Tropical Jwan, Shernita & Maine.

All details in the flyer below and grab your tickets here.

See you on the dance floor!

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Miss South Africa Wants Men to Write Love Letters to Women to Fight Against Gender-Based Violence

Unfortunately, there's nothing stopping abusive men from writing these love letters too.

South Africa's newly crowned Miss SA Zozibini "Zozi" Tunzi has launched a "HeForShe" campaign which aims to tackle the alarming rates of femicide and gender-based violence in the country. The campaign, which is in partnership with the South African arm of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), wants South African men to step up and join the collective fight against abuse. However, the campaign has been criticized by many because of the way in which it wants men to step—by writing love letters to women. The campaign has divided South Africans, particularly those on social media.

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Former Gambian Beauty Queen Fatou Jallow's Movement Against Sexual Assault Gains Traction

After publicly accusing former President Yahya Jammeh of rape, young women under the #IamToufah banner are standing against sexual assault in the country.

A few months ago, former Gambian beauty queen Fatou 'Toufah' Jallow publicly accused former President Yahya Jammeh of rape. The 23-year-old alleged that Jammeh had raped her following her refusal of his marriage proposal during his time in office back in 2015. Under the leadership of current President Adama Barrow, The Gambian government established the Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission (TRRC) which is now investigating human rights violations during Jammeh's tenure. Jallow, who is testifying at the commission, has spurred a movement where young women are taking a stand against sexual assault in the country under the #IamToufah banner.

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