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Grab Discount Tickets To Janka Nabay & The Bubu Gang w/ Ami Dang & DJ Underdog In Baltimore! [1/9]

Baltimore: Don't miss Sierra Leonean bubu king Janka Nabay alongside Ami Dang & DJ Underdog this coming January 9! Grab discount tickets.


Baltimore! Start off the new year in bubu style with Sierra Leone's Janka Nabay and his band The Bubu Gang. The group will be bringing their hypnotic dance rhythms and complex percussion to The Creative Alliance on January 9 for a night alongside experimental sitarist/vocalist/producer Ami Dang and our own DJ Underdog. Get DISCOUNT TICKETS to the show by entering the code OKAYAFRICA when checking out. Check out Janka Nabay & The Bubu Gang's music video for "Somebody" below and listen to a recent radio interview with Janka on WYPR. Don't miss out on this one!

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Creative Alliance & Okayafrica present:

Janka Nabay & The Bubu Gang

w/ Ami Dang & DJ Underdog

Advance $12/$9 members

Door $15/$12 members

Friday January 9, 2015

at The Creative Alliance

Controversial
Photo: Joseph Okpako/WireImage

30BG vs. Wizkid FC: Dissecting the Rivalry Between Two of Nigeria's Biggest Fanbases

We talk to Wizkid and Davido's Twitter superfans about their daily exchanges of animosity—and if there can ever be peace.

Two months ago, on a cold Thursday night, dozens scurried into a small-sized capacity auditorium. There, Davido was answering questions under bright lights on stage and, minutes later, he would elicit a loud ovation from the small crowd after delivering an energetic live performance of a few songs from his soon-to-be released album, A Better Time. But he was sure oblivious to the number one trending topic that night on Twitter.

The hashtag #ABetterThrash was oozing retweets and conversations on Twitter. As the clock ticked down to midnight when Davido's A Better Time was to be released, the infamous hashtag nestled at the top of the trends. Who was behind this strange hashtag minutes before the album's public release? Wizkid FC.

To the group, it was nothing personal. They were finally shaking the hand of hatred extended by Davido's 30BG a few weeks back when the word "Thrash" appeared as a trending topic alongside Made In Lagos. "I wondered how 30BG could do this and go scot-free when your fav is about to drop too," Basit, a staunch member of Wizkid FC pondered. "When ABT dropped, I was like it's time for payback."

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