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Okayafrica Presents: 'Millennial Factivism' Conversation At The UN

On 9/23 Okayafrica, ONE, Transparency International, + the United Nations Millennium Challenge present an interactive conversation on millennial factivism.

Tune in for livestreaming from the UN beginning at 5:30 PM EST, Monday, September 23rd.


On Monday, September 23, Okayafrica joins ONE, Transparency International, and the United Nations Millennium Challenge in presenting an interactive conversation on people-powered, technology-facilitated activism (termed factivism by our friends at ONE). The discussion takes place as a part of a series of events associated with next week's 68th session of the UN General Assembly. Al Jazeera journalist Femi Oke will moderate a panel of activists from around Africa and the diaspora that includes Gbenga Akinnagbe, Juan Elias Chebly, Boniface Mwangi, Tarik Nesh-Nash, Japheth Omojuwa, Taiye Selasi, and Bright Simons. We'll be chatting with panelists in the days leading up to the event. Check out the event details below and stay tuned for interviews throughout the week. For more from the ONE Campaign catch up on their agit8 protest song project featuring live videos of Spoek Mathambo, the Brother Moves On, and Freshlyground.

Millennial Factivism: People-Powered, Technology-Facilitated Activism

Date: Monday, September 23rd 5:30-7:00pm

Location: UN Headquarters, Conference Room 2

RSVP by TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 17 // caitlyn.mitchell@one.org

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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."

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