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Film: Theatrical Debut Of Restless City + After Party


After making a successful festival round, Restless City, a gorgeous depiction of West African immigrants living in New York City (trailer below), will finally debut in theaters. Movie-goers in New York, Los Angeles, and Atlanta can catch the film this Friday April, 27 before it premiers in Chicago, DC, Philly, Detroit, and Seattle on May, 4. Join Okayafrica for this long-awaited premier Friday in New York City at the AMC Empire 42nd Street Theater! buy tickets here.

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Be sure to stick around for the dope after party taking place at Bamboo in the East Village. OKA fav Chief Boima, DJ Marco, DJ Sirak, and DJ Xpect's new PAN night brings the best "young, fresh, creative sounds coming out of the African diaspora at large." Friday night is all about supporting the "African in New York" movement!

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Photo: Aisha Asamany

How Relocating to Ghana Helped Reinvigorate Jewelry Designer Aisha Asamany's Work

Moving to Ghana gave Aisha Asamany's luxury jewelry brand, inspired by Adinkra symbols that traditionally project strength, fearlessness, love and power, renewed verve to tell personal stories of her growing clientele.

In 2019, the government of Ghana made a global splash with its Year of Return initiative – the campaign sought to encourage the African diaspora to return home to the continent, specifically to Ghana.

Linked to the 400th year commemoration of the first recorded landing of slaves in the United States, it became a launchpad for the Ghanaian government to convince Black people around the world to permanently settle in the West African country.

Aisha Asamany, a corporate management consultant for high-profile UK financial institutions turned self-taught luxury jewelry designer was one of many who heeded the call, trading in the corporate life for a spiritual and an entrepreneurial journey – one of joy, appreciation, and representation in her fatherland.

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