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Okayafrica Presents: Femi Kuti & The Positive Force x Sinkane x King Britt Live at SummerStage

Femi Kuti, Sinkane and King Britt will play Central Park SummerStage live this week, presented by Okayafrica!

This Sunday, Okayafrica is proud to present a knockout show headlined by Femi Kuti at New York City's Central Park SummerStage. The concert will feature a fervent set from Femi, who aims to reimagine his afrobeat legacy in his upcoming No Place For My Dream album, backed by Sudanese indie darling Sinkane and a DJ set from King Britt. See all info in the flyer above and at SummerStage's website. Watch a few clips from each artist below to get you in the mood and head to Central Park this Sunday June 23 for the Femi Kuti SummerStage show with Sinkane!


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Femi Kuti "The World Is Changing"

Sinkane "Warm Spells"

King Britt's Sonic Journey Into Afrofuturism

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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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