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Get To Know OkayAfrica's CEO Abiola Oke In Luvvie Ajayi's New Episode of 'Rants and Randomness'

The conversation between Luvvie Ajayi and OkayAfrica's oga at the top is a vibe you should get into.

Culture critic and Side-Eye Sorceress Luvvie Ajayi dropped the fifth episode of her podcast Rants and Randomness today, featuring OkayAfrica and Okayplayer's very own Abiola Oke.


Ajayi utilizes this platform to do what she does best discussing pop culture and relevant happenings in her life, including amplifying her guests and their perspectives. At the beginning of this episode, you'll hear Ajayi highlight her teenaged nephew, who she discovered admires her from afar, as well as her obsession with Will Smith's Instagram page and disdain for Spirit Airlines (just don't do it, y'all).

Once her conversation with Oke gets going, they touch on the known tension between African and African Americans that has been lessened, especially post- Black Panther, his possible political aspirations in Nigeria and more. In the midst of their organic and funny banter, you'll learn so many new things about our CEO that was news to even Ajayi, who's a close friend of his.

You'll want to dig into this episode. Listen to the full episode here or below.

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The 12 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Featuring Olamide, Khuli Chana, Kwesi Arthur x Vic Mensa, KiDi, Elaine, Ruger and more.

Every week, we highlight the top releases through our best music of the week column.

Here's our round up of the best tracks and music videos that came across our desks, which you can also check out in our Songs You Need to Hear This Week playlists on Spotify and Apple Music.

Follow our SONGS YOU NEED TO HEAR THIS WEEK playlist on Spotify here and Apple Music here.

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Olamide Will 'Rock' Your World with His New Single & Music Video

Olamide's latest single 'Rock' is the first single from his upcoming album 'UY Scuti' which is set to drop this June.

Nigerian artist Olamide has released his latest single "Rock" with the accompanying music video. The track is the first to be featured on his upcoming album which is due to be released on June 14. The 10-track project, titled UY Scuti after one of the largest known red stars, is the follow-up to his 2020 album Carpe Diem which included the smash hit, "Infinity" featuring Omah Lay, as well as several other notable artists including Bella Shmurda, Phyno, Bad Boy Timz, Peruzzi and Fireboy DML.

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Kenyans & South Africans Protest Israeli Bombing of Palestinians

The streets of Cape Town and Nairobi have been flooded with pro-Palestine protests in light of the recent bombing of Palestinians in Gaza by Israelis.

Protests have been taking place in two Southern African countries, namely Kenya and South Africa, since the tragic Israeli attacks on Palestinians this week. This past Monday, Israeli police stormed the al-Aqsa Mosque where thousands of Palestinian worshippers had gathered seeking protection. However, 300 Palestinians and two Israeli officers were subsequently wounded, according to reports. Currently, there are back-and-forth attacks between Israeli troops and Hamas, a Palestinian militant group in Gaza, which have resulted in the death of at least 300 people and counting.
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Nkuli Mlangeni-Berg is Delicately Weaving Her Name into the International Textiles Space

Recently awarded 'Best New Talent' by Monocle, Sweden-based South African textiles designer Nkuli Mlangeni-Berg talks about her unique ongoing collaborations with African designers and her tremendous love for weaving.