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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!


Everyday People & Okay Africa present Everyday Afrique

When: Memorial Day Monday, May 27th from 3pm-10pm.

Where: Nowadays

Music by: DJ Moma, Tunez, Rich Knight, Moniki, Underdog & LL Cool Blaze

Hosted by: Saada, Roble, Ivie, Giselle, Kam, Shernita & Maine

Ticket Costs: $20 GENERAL (Please note that all commissions and processing fees are included in the ticket total)

For Inquiries please email: iam@everydaypplnyc.com

This is a 21+ event.

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Catch Rema's First Ever NYC Concert at DJ Tunez' 'Blackout'

We've partnered with DJ Tunez to bring Rema to NYC this Friday, November 29.

Highly-buzzing young Nigerian act Rema is set to take the stage this week on Friday at NYC venue SOBs.

OkayAfrica has partnered with DJ Tunez to bring Rema live to NYC for the first time, for the pre-concert of Tunez's Blackout. The concert will be 16+ and the space at SOBs will also feature games, live painting, and much more.

The night will also feature music by Tunez and DJ Don, plus performances by Benjy, White Boy, Joe O and Tome.

You can check out all of the info on the flyers below.

Grab your tickets to Rema's first ever NYC concert + DJ Tunez' Blackout here

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Photos: Here's What Went Down at the Labor Day Edition of Everyday Afrique

The diaspora showed out for the last Everyday Afrique party of the year.

Everyday People, OkayAfrica and Electrafrique, teamed up one again this past Labor Day for an Everyday Afrique party like no other.

The action took place at The Well in Brooklyn, where some of the city's best dressed came through to party to tunes from the likes of DJ Moma, DJ Tunez, DJ Cortega, Rich Knight, Boston Chery and DJ Buka, who all kept the energy on high throughout the day.

During the festivities, Afrodance NYC performed a special tribute to the late DJ Arafat during DJ Cortega's set, while Boston Chery delivered a standout set that was a tribute to Haiti. There was an epic zanku circle, led by Young Prince and Frankie B Cool delivered on the djembe. None other than DJ Tunez, closed out the night with a standout set that included a run of several of his own hits.

It was a day to remember, but if you weren't there for the action, don't fret. Check out what went down at the Labor Day edition of Everyday Afrique via the photo recap below with images from Kadeem Johnson and Elliott Ashby.

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Cardi B Teases New Remix of Davido's 'Fall'

Looks like the Nigerian star's massive hit is getting yet another re-up.

Cardi B has teased her apparent upcoming remix of Davido's "Fall."

Posting from a private jet, as she was on her way to New York before heading to West Africa, Cardi B shared a video of herself rapping and dancing along to the unreleased remix.

From the sounds of it, Cardi's "Fall" remix will feature a brand new verse from the New York rapper.

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Image courtesy of Trap Bob.

Trap Bob Is the 'Proud Habesha' Illustrator Creating Colorful Campaigns for the Digital Age

The DMV-based artist speaks with OkayAfrica about the themes in her work, collaborating with major brands, and how her Ethiopian heritage informs her work.

DMV-based visual artist Tenbeete Solomon also known as Trap Bob is a buzzing illustrator using her knack for colorful animation to convey both the "humor and struggle of everyday life."

The artist, who is also the Creative Director of the creative agency GIRLAAA has been the visual force behind several major online movements. Her works have appeared in campaigns for Giphy, Girls Who Code, Missy Elliott, Elizabeth Warren, Apple, Refinery 29 and Pabst Blue Ribbon (her design was one of the winners of the beer company's annual art can contest and is currently being displayed on millions of cans nationwide). With each striking illustration, the artist brings her skillful use of color and storytelling to the forefront.

Her catalog also includes fun, exuberant graphics that depict celebrities and important moments in Black popular culture. Her "Girls In Power" pays homage to iconic women of color in a range of industries with illustrated portraits. It includes festive portraits of Beyoncé, Oprah, Serena Williams and Michelle Obama to name a few.

Trap Bob is currently embarking on an art tour throughout December, which sees her unveiling murals and recent works for Pabst Blue Ribbon in her hometown of DC and during Art Basel in Miami. You can see her tour dates here.

We caught up with the illustrator via email, to learn more about the themes in her work and how her Ethiopian heritage informs her illustrations. Read it below and see more of Trap Bob's works underneath.

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