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Win An Illustrated 2016 Calendar By Jamilla Okubo!

Okayafrica is giving away an illustrated 2016 calendar by Kenyan-American illustrator, painter and textile designer Jamilla Okubo.


Wondering where to find the coolest calendar of 2016? We’ve got you covered. New York-based Kenyan-American illustrator, painter and textile designer Jamilla Okubo is showcasing her acclaimed We The People and Love You series illustrations with her very first calendar.

The calendars are available for purchase via Rosemond & Co. until Sunday, January 31. Enter the discount code "okayafrica" and you'll receive 15% off on calendar purchases of 2 or more. Keep up with Rosemond & Co. on Instagram here.

Okayafrica is offering the chance to win an illustrated 2016 calendar by Jamilla Okubo. To enter to win, simply fill out the form below. Winner will be notified via e-mail by Friday, January 29.

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Interview: Rexxie Steers His Street Sound Into Mainstream Afropop

In conversation with Nigerian producer Rexxie on the rise of his Afro-streets sound.

Rexxie has been instrumental in the rise of the zanku sound in popular Nigerian music. As the pioneer and go-to producer for the sound, his infamous producer tag, "Yo, Rexxie pon dis one", can be heard in many infectious zanku-inducing songs that have made the youth of Nigeria (and around the world) show off their leg work.

Born Ezeh Chisom Faith in Anambra State, Rexxie played the piano at his father's church as a child. And about 10 years ago, he began his career as a producer, crafting beats for his friends. It was however in 2018 when his name started getting traction, after producing Chinko Ekun's culture-shifting hit "Able God" featuring Lil Kesh and Zlatan.

Over the past few years, he has been mostly known for his continuous work with Zlatan and Naira Marley, relationships that stem back to 2018, when he produced their earlier mainstream hits, "Jogor" and "Jappa". Their collaborations have steered the streets into the realm of the mainstream and brought an energetic vibe to Nigeria's potent Afropop scene.

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