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Blinky Bill and the crowd at The Alchemist Bar. Photo: CJ Pixels.

This Is What Our 'OkayAfrica Link Up: Nairobi' Party Looked Like

In photos: Blinky Bill and Coco Em had The Alchemist fully-packed for OkayAfrica's party in Nairobi.

This party was one for the ages.

It was a full house at The Alchemist Bar last Thursday night, on December 13, when we touched down to throw the first ever OkayAfrica activation in Nairobi, Kenya.

Nairobi's hardest hustling DJ Coco Em kick-started the night with some highly-infectious afro-house tracks.

Blinky Bill then brought the house down with a mini acoustic and drum machine live set, followed by a remarkable afrobeats-electronic DJ set to take us into the night.

After a lot of chanting and begging from the audience, he could not resist giving them a lively rendition of "Atenshan", from his new album, Everybody's Just Winging It and Other Fly Tales.

The OkayAfrica Link Up party was hosted by our Music Editor Kam Tambini and Kenyan-based music critic, curator and contributor, Camille Storm.

Check out how it all went down below. All pictures by Craig Mumo Kitili (CJ Pixels).


Coco Em. Photo: CJ Pixels.

Coco Em. Photo: CJ Pixels.

Coco Em. Photo: CJ Pixels.

Blinky Bill. Photo: CJ Pixels.

Blinky Bill. Photo: CJ Pixels.

Blinky Bill. Photo: CJ Pixels.

Blinky Bill. Photo: CJ Pixels.

Blinky Bill and the crowd. Photo: CJ Pixels.

Blinky Bill. Photo: CJ Pixels.

Photo: CJ Pixels

Photo: CJ Pixels

Photo: CJ Pixels

Photo: CJ Pixels

Photo: CJ Pixels

Photo: CJ Pixels

Photo: CJ Pixels

Photo: CJ Pixels

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A Tribute to Dr Sindi: South Africa's Duchess of Healing, Love and Kindness

The most sincere way to honour Dr Sindi van Zyl's legacy is to pay her kindness forward in exactly the way she did.

South Africans were recently reminded, yet again, of just how much the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic continues to rob us of our loved ones. Dr Sindi van Zyl, beloved medical doctor, social media darling and Kaya FM radio host, succumbed to COVID-19 complications on April 10 after battling the disease for two months in hospital. And while South Africans, and some of her favourite brands, had collectively rallied to raise funds for Dr Sind's medical costs, the outcome was everything we hoped it would not be.

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