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Ibeyi Interview Each Other For Okayafrica TV

Naomi and Lisa-Kaindé Díaz, the Ibeyi twin sisters, interview each other for the first time ever on Okayafrica TV.


The last time Okayafrica TV caught up with Ibeyi the French-Cuban twins were just about to play their first ever show in New York City. After releasing their self-titled debut album under XL Recordings and setting out on an extensive tour of Europe and the U.S., this Saturday the Diaz sisters will return to NYC to perform their Yoruba-influenced blend of electronic and hip-hop sounds, elegies and spirituals in front of 6,000 strong at Central Park for Okayplayer presents SummerStage with Ibeyi and their label-mate Jungle and Sunni Colón. Ahead of the show we're excited to premiere a very special episode of Okayafrica TV with the Ibeyi twins.

In the video above, sisters Naomi and Lisa-Kaindé interview each other for the first time ever down at the OkayHouse in Austin, Texas, during SXSW. Who are their favorite twins? What's next for Ibeyi? Who would they set each other up on dates with? What's their favorite thing about each other? The answer to these and more in the latest episode of Okayafrica TV.

See Ibeyi perform live this Saturday, June 20th, at Okayplayer and SummerStage present Jungle, Ibeyi, and Sunni Colón in Central Park, NYC.

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Rema Welcomes 2021 With New Single 'Bounce'

The Don Jazzy produced track reminds us of why the Nigerian singer-songwriter is topping charts.

Nigerian golden boy Rema took his time on deciding how to start of 2021—and we're glad he did.

The afropop hitmaker is out with his first project of the year, "Bounce", after stunning fans with word of an upcoming album, and the cooks in this kitchen have not disappointed.

Keeping it in the Mavin Records family, legendary producer Don Jazzy sprinkles his magic on the track, while undoubtedly motivating the young singer-songwriter to be his best self. And with this track being like nothing we've heard from Rema before, one could say Jazzy succeeded. "Bounce", fast-paced and fierce, is a love song dedicated to bewitchingly beautiful and blessed bottoms. The candid declaration and hip shaking beat are a force duo and we can't help but love it.

Of the single and collaboration with head honcho Don Jazzy, Rema says, "This record was inspired by the luscious and magnificent body of the African woman. Furthermore, I'm really excited about this tune because it's my first single with the legendary Don Jazzy."

Honestly, when you start the year off with a banger, you get to make songs about butts.

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