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Prêt-À-Poundo: Mother's Day Prints For Mama!

It is a gift selection from the Okayplayer Shop for Mother's Day including African Prints, Tee-shirts, Jewelry, Bangles, Clutches.


Mama, Mummy, Mother — no matter what we call them, they deserve this special day and honor. Mothers are strong, powerful, beautiful and carry an often unsung influence on all societies. Mother's Day is a wonderful day for each of us to celebrate motherhood. This is why we compile some colorful gifts for mama!

If your Mama loves to shake her arms with color and style!

Okayafrica 3 Bangles 10$ each

If your Mama loves yellow, green, red, black, gold!

Okayafrica Amani Necklace 80$

If your Mama loves an eye-catching neckline!

Okayafrica Ayo Necklace 75$

If your Mama loves psychedelic African masks!

Okayafrica Dan-Nguere White Tee 30$

If your Mama loves the Grey version ;)

Okayafrica Dan-Nguere Grey Tee 30$

If your Mama loves to play with yellow on red!

Okayafrica Nia Necklace 75$

If your Mama loves a classy print and shine!

OKA Sapphire Tiger Clutch 50$

If your Mama loves African Print!

Okayafrica Sherbet Helix Clutch 40$

If your Mama likes a darker, butterfly-effect print!

Okayafrica Nights of Teal Clutch 45$

Interview

Interview: Terri Is Stepping Out of the Shadows

We talk to the Wizkid-signed artist about the story behind the massive hit "Soco" and his latest Afro Series EP.

Certain afrobeats songs have made in-roads in international markets and paved the way for the genre's ceaselessly-rising widespread recognition. Among these history-defining songs were D'banj's "Oliver Twist," Tekno's "Pana," Davido's "If" & "Fall," Runtown's "Mad Over You," and of course, Wizkid's "Soco." Wizkid released "Soco" under his label imprint, Starboy Entertainment in March 2018, and the song spread like wildfire across Africa and beyond. "Soco" was an Afro-pop wonder delivered at a time when the 'afrobeats to the world' movement was gathering steam, further cementing its electric nature. The Northboi-produced song was co-signed by celebrities across the world like Rihanna, Cardi B, and Paul Pogba and has accrued well over a hundred million streams across streaming platforms worldwide.

"Soco" was not only a trailblazer amongst mid-2010s afrobeats records, it was also the introduction of the first Wizkid-signed artist, Terri. Just weeks before "Soco" was released, Terri was discovered by Wizkid's longtime producer, Mutay, who saw him covering the song "Oshe" on social media.

Before "Soco," Terri Akewe was well on his way to fame. At fifteen, he had performed at street carnivals in his neighbourhood and, one time, was carried all the way home by neighbours after winning a Coca-Cola sponsored singing competition. Before his life-changing meeting with Wizkid, Terri had a seven-track EP ready for release, as well as a viral song titled "Voices." "One time I was on set with the video director T.G Omori, he told me that 'Voices' was the first time he heard of me" Terri tells me as we settle on a plush couch at his home in Lagos.

Regardless of Terri's initial career trajectory; signing to a label headed by afrobeats' biggest superstar was bound to accelerate his musical journey, and at the same time, cast a huge shadow of expectation on his career, especially given a debut as spectacular as "Soco." With his latest EP, Afro Series, powered by the sensational single "Ojoro," one thing is clear: Terri is stepping out of the shadows into his own spotlight and he is doing it on his own terms.

This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity.

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