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Okayafrica Presents Femi Kuti Live At Brooklyn Bowl [6/10 & 6/11]

Okayafrica is proud to present Femi Kuti on his return to New York City for two back-to-back dates at Brooklyn Bowl.


Okayafrica is very excited to present Femi Kuti's back-to-back shows at Brooklyn Bowl on Wednesday, June 10 and Thursday, June 11. Performing with his fiery band the Positive Force, the afrobeat torchbearer's New York City visit will showcase his re-imagination of the afrobeat sound, which strikes a balance between his father Fela Kuti’s socio-political outspokenness and Femi's own sublime sonic vision.

The concerts will be the second stop on a short North American tour which includes a run of dates in Connecticut, Boston and Washington D.C. Femi Kuti & The Positive Force's Brooklyn Bowl shows will be supported by Brooklyn-based afrobeat pupils Underground System on June 10 and experimental funk-fusionists EMEFE on June 11. Revisit Femi Kuti's video for "The World Is Changing" off No Place For My Dream, enter our contest to win a pair of tickets (winners have been contacted) and grab your own at the links below!

>>>Buy Tickets To Femi Kuti & The Positive Force w/ Underground System [6/10]

>>> Buy Tickets To Femi Kuti & The Positive Force w/ EMEFE [6/11]

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#EndSARS: Security Forces Open Deadly Fire on Protesting Nigerians

Nigerian security forces have reportedly opened fire on protesters at Lekki Toll Gate amid continued demonstrations against police brutality. This comes after the Nigerian government recently enforced an abrupt curfew in Lagos.

It has been reported that security forces in Nigeria have opened fire on protestors at Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos. Several reports from various media outlets have confirmed this incident after numerous images and videos emerged on social media. The footage reveals protesters running away from security forces as they fire live rounds into the crowds while others have been shown to be injured. No fatalities have as yet been officially confirmed by mainstream media. Protesters have continued mass demonstrations against the infamous Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) which has been now been "rebranded" by the Nigerian government to a new unit termed the Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT).

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When Nigerian youth shout the line "Why everybody come dey para, para, para, para for me" at protests, it is an act of collective rebellion and rage, giving flight to our anger against the police officers that profile young people, the bureaucracy that enables them, and a government that appears lethargic.