Arts + Culture

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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OKA TV

Amaarae Breaks Down Her Hits In OkayAfrica's New Video Series 'Decoded'

In Decoded, our favorite African artists dive deep into their music, lyrics and share notable behind-the-scenes moments.

We're launching Decoded, our brand new pop-up style video series featuring the latest, buzzing African artists' music and influences.

We kick things off with Ghanaian-American singer-songwriter-producer Amaarae who has been making waves with the release of her debut album, The Angel You Don't Know.

In our first-ever Decoded episode, Amaarae breaks down hit songs like "Trust Fund Baby", "Jumping Ship" with Kojey Radical as well as her Southern rap musical influences. She also mentions being inspired by an op-ed that she penned for OkayAfrica in 2019, and her mother's role in helping her coin the album title The Angel You Don't Know.

When all is said and done, Amaarae just wants to give other young women "an option not to have to be the archetypal female African artist, and give them an opportunity to expand all of their possibilities, explore all the different genres, and still be successful and get this money." Amen to that!

Check out our first episode of Decoded with Amaarae below.

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