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Here's What Went Down at Everyday AFRIQUE—Memorial Day Edition

Everyday AFRIQUE returned this past Memorial Day with a bang.

This past Memorial Day marked the return of OkayAfrica, Everyday People, and ElectrAfrique's Everyday AFRIQUE party.

The event brought out some of Brooklyn's finest for an infectious celebration complete with good eats, drinks and tunes spun by DJ Moma, DJ Rich Knight, DJ Underdog, Kashaka and Silent Addy.

The energy was through the roof, and it was an unforgettable time as always. If you couldn't make it out, no worries, there are more Everyday AFRIQUEs to come as we relish in the oncoming warm weather and summer vibes headed to NYC.

Check out the gallery below, with images shot by A Kid Named Trav, to see what went down at Everyday AFRIQUE Memorial Day Edition.


Photo by A Kid Named Trav.

Photo by A Kid Named Trav.

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Photo by A Kid Named Trav.

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Photo by A Kid Named Trav.

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Interview: Focalistic’s Blend of Hip-Hop and Amapiano Is Working

South African rapper Focalistic doesn't fixate on genre. He wants you to know his music "is for South Africans, by South Africans that sound South African."

A few weeks before Focalistic's hit single "Ke Star" is announced to have gone gold (it has since gone platinum), a large group of school kids gather around the driver seat of the rapper's sporty BMW. "I realised that people really love him during the shoot of the 'Ke Star' music video," a passer-by says. "It was wild."

Just like today. The same group, which has now grown bigger, waits outside the spot where Focalistic will sit down for an interview. They each want a picture with one of the country's most promising rappers. They have to wait until he's done answering our questions. Asked if he enjoys being mobbed by fans, he says, "It's not like I like it. But it's something you get used to and you understand it. It's love, it's never to irritate."

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The African Union Condemns Violence Against #EndSARS Protesters in Nigeria

The African Union Commission chairperson has (finally) condemned the deadly violence against protesters calling for an end to police brutality in Nigeria. However, many feel the body's declaration is a little too late.