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The Labor Day Edition of EVERYDAY AFRIQUE Was the Perfect Way to Close Out Summer '16

Check out images from another epic Labor Day edition of EVERYDAY AFRIQUE.

Our friends at Everyday People and Electrafrique teamed up with Okayafrica for another holiday weekend edition of EVERYDAY AFRIQUE that perfectly capped off summer '16.


We descended onto Brooklyn's Output club on Labor Day where DJs Moma, Rich Knight, Cortega and Kashaka provided the sounds and you—beautiful people—brought the good vibes (and pushed back what would've been the remnants of Hurricane Hermine).

As the sun shined and set, Laolu Senbanjo adorned party goers with his Sacred Art of the Ori body paintings. Allan Kingdom and OWO each connected with the crowd as they touched the mic with amazing performances.

The photos below will tell you so much more of yesterday's festivities. Much thanks to Leon Williams, Miss Matay and Aaron Leaf for lending their lenses for the day!

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Interview

Interview: TOBi Is Making Unapologetic Soul Music

We talk to the Nigerian-Canadian artist about his latest project ELEMENTS, his creative process, mental health and more.

It's a big year for music, and in the midst of many good drops from the motherland and beyond, we caught up with Nigerian-Canadian singer/songwriter TOBi to discuss his recently released 10-track project ELEMENTS.

ELEMENTS is a fusion of old-school soul, contemporary rap sequences, clever lyrical symbols & metaphors. and melancholic vibes which reference TOBi's Nigerian heritage through afrobeats, the reality of his life and the state of the world today. The compilation features production from Nigerian producer Juls on "Dollas and Cents" and "Made Me Everything and Shine."

Below, we also discuss his creative process and passion for mental health with the announcement of an exciting collaboration. "I'm attracted and curious about so many things in life that I can't help but bring [them] into my world and craft," the multi-genre artist says.

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