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This Is What Rotimi's 'Walk With Me' EP Listening Party Looked Like

The Nigerian singer held an intimate listening party on the eve of the release of his new EP, 'Walk With Me,' at Brooklyn's Okay Space.

Walk With Me, Rotimi's new and highly anticipated EP, dropped Friday—giving us a seven-track peek into who the singer and actor truly is sonically.

The night before, the Nigerian-American crooner gathered over 100 tastemakers and day-one supporters to Brooklyn's Okay Space—the shared gallery space between Okayplayer and OkayAfrica—for an intimate listening party celebrating the release, as well as his music video for "Love Riddim" which also dropped this week.

The night was simply a vibe—folks enjoyed libations and bites from The Suya Guy, with sounds by DJ Tunez. Rotimi opened the gathering up with a thoughtful prayer, with the music video reveal to follow. The singer then walked the audience through each track from Walk With Me, opening up about the creative process of how each track came to life.

Following, Rotimi engaged in an even more in-depth Q+A session with OkayAfrica's arts and culture editor, Antoinette Isama, where he touched on his experience touring with Wizkid back in 2011, his thoughts on the continued rise in popularity afrobeats is having in mainstream music, his hopes for the future and more. Tunez then ran the EP back when the party ensued, as the project is full of tracks that are worthy of being on repeat.

Listen to Walk With Me below, and be sure to take a look at photos from the listening party by Nerdscarf Photography.

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EVERYDAY AFRIQUE Kicks Off the Summer Season This Memorial Day

Your favorite summer party is back.

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

We're kicking off the 2019 season this Memorial Day, May 27, with our first installment of the party that brings out the city's finest. This year, we're taking EVERYDAY AFRIQUE to a new location at Nowadays, where you can dance and sip the day & night away across the venue's outdoor and indoor spaces.

GRAB TICKETS TO EVERYDAY AFRIQUE'S MEMORIAL DAY PARTY AT NOWADAYS

Join us for a day of music from the heavyweight line-up of DJ Moma, DJ Tunez, Rich Knight, Moniki, DJ Underdog and LL Cool Blaze, with hosts Saada, Roble, Ivie, Giselle, Kam, Shernita and Maine.

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

NYC it's that time of the year!

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'Fruits of Naij' Is the Exhibition Highlighting Young Nigerian Artists Creating Change Through Art

The exhibition opens April 25 at Okay Space in Brooklyn.

An exhibition meeting at the intersection of art and activism is coming to Okay Space in Brooklyn very soon.

Fruits of Naij aims to celebrate the strides that young, Nigerian artists are taking in the creative industry while raising awareness about the conditions of internally displaced persons in their home country.

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