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Photos: The 'Black and Carefree' Vibes at EVERYDAY AFRIQUE

Check out some photos of the beautiful people at this year's EVERYDAY AFRIQUE party in Brooklyn.

Last weekend, OkayAfrica, Everyday People and Electrafrique held the annual EVERYDAY AFRIQUE Memorial Day rooftop party at Output in Brooklyn. It was a party like no other.


The music was popping—thanks to DJ mOma, DJ Rich Knight, DJ UnderdogKashaka and DJ Cortega—the mood was jovial and the drinks were flowing.

The main attraction though, were the beautiful guys and girls who showed up. Their energy and style were unparalleled.

Some of the flyest folks in Brooklyn rolled through for the event, and we have the stunning photographs, shot by Leon Williams, to prove it.

Feel the infectious, carefree vibes of this year's Everyday Afrique party with the gallery below.

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Interview: Wavy The Creator Is Ready to See You Now

The multidisciplinary Nigerian-American artist on tapping into all her creative outlets, creating interesting things, releasing a new single and life during quarantine.

A trip canceled, plans interrupted, projects stalled. It is six months now since Wavy the Creator has had to make a stop at an undisclosed location to go into quarantine and get away from the eye of the pandemic.

The professional recording artist, photographer, writer, fashion artist, designer, and evolving creative has been spending all of this time in a house occupied by other creatives. This situation is ideal. At least for an artist like Wavy who is always in a rapid motion of creating and bringing interesting things to life. The energy around the house is robust enough to tap from and infuse into any of her numerous creative outlets. Sometimes, they also inspire trips into new creative territories. Most recently, for Wavy, are self-taught lessons on a bass guitar.

Wavy's days in this house are not without a pattern, of course. But some of the rituals and personal rules she drew up for herself, like many of us did for internal direction, at the beginning of the pandemic have been rewritten, adjusted, and sometimes ditched altogether. Some days start early and end late. Some find her at her sewing machine fixing up thrift clothes to fit her taste, a skill she picked up to earn extra cash while in college, others find her hard at work in the studio, writing or recording music.

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