Events

Okayafrica & Everyday People Present EVERYDAY AFRIQUE Rooftop Party This Memorial Day

The EVERYDAY AFRIQUE rooftop party returns to Output in Brooklyn with special guest Young Paris.

This Memorial Day, we’re teaming up with our friends from Everyday People for another installment of the EVERYDAY AFRIQUE rooftop party at Output in Brooklyn.


Last year's EVERYDAY AFRIQUE party saw thousands of NYC’s best dressed turn up to celebrate Africa Day with us and the Everyday People crew.

This time, Young Paris will be making a very special guest appearance alongside Okayafrica Electrafrique’s own DJ Cortega and DJ Underdog, NYC-based DJ/producer Kashaka, and Everyday People resident DJs mOma and Rich Knight.

Buy tickets here to the EVERYDAY AFRIQUE party on Memorial Day [5/30] at Output.

$20 at the door / $10 ladies at the door before 5PM / $15 with RSVP or pre-sale.

Interview

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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