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XOkayAfrica: Maleek Berry Takes 'Kontrol' In Our New York Office

Afrobeats hitmaker, Maleek Berry, stopped by OkayAfrica HQ in NYC. See the exclusive photos.

We get a lot of drop-ins at the OkayAfrica offices.


Any given day, you’re liable to see an afrobeats star, buzzing actor, fashion it-girl, or underground artist stopping by our Brooklyn headquarters to say what’s up and scope out our multipurpose gallery, OkaySpace.

In our new series XOkayAfrica, we’ll be capturing those visits through exclusive photos.

NEW YORK CITY—Maleek Berry already had us with his infectious afrobeat tunes on Last Daze of Summer , as well as with his pulsating production on tracks for artists like Wizkid and  Yemi Alade. But when he dropped by OkayAfrica Headquarters a few months back, we became even bigger fans of the Nigerian hitmaker.

Berry came through this past Valentine's Day and showed our staff some major love.

During his visit, we chatted with him live on Facebook, about his upcoming projects and more. Since then, the musician released the sultry song and video for "4 Me," and we can't wait to hear what he drops next.

For now, take a look below at our exclusive photos from Maleek Berry's visit, shot by Ginny Suss.

Maleek Berry at OkayAfrica. Photo by Ginny Suss.

Maleek Berry at OkayAfrica. Photo by Ginny Suss.

Maleek Berry at OkayAfrica. Photo by Ginny Suss.

Maleek Berry at OkayAfrica. Photo by Ginny Suss.

Maleek Berry at OkayAfrica. Photo by Ginny Suss.

Maleek Berry at OkayAfrica. Photo by Ginny Suss.

Maleek Berry at OkayAfrica. Photo by Ginny Suss.

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Six Things History Will Remember Kenneth Kaunda For

News of Kenneth David Kaunda's passing, at age 97, has reverberated across the globe. Kaunda, affectionately known as KK, was Zambia's first President from 1964 to 1991.

Following Nelson Mandela's passing in December 2013, Kenneth Kaunda became Africa's last standing hero. Now with his passing on Thursday, June 17 — after being admitted to the Maina Soko Military Hospital in Lusaka earlier in the week — this signals the end of Africa's liberation history chapter.

It is tempting to make saints out of the departed. The former Zambian struggle hero did many great things. He was, after all, one of the giants of the continent's struggle against colonialism. Ultimately however, he was a human being. And as with all humans, he lived a complicated and colourful life.

Here are six facts you might not have known about him.

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