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New Merchandise In The Okayafrica Store!


We've added new items in the Okayafrica store straight from the continent! Check out the super versatile kikoi scarves from Kenya (Ahmed rocks it above), beaded Zulu necklaces (Dina rocks them below) uniquely crafted by the hands of women in the KwaZulu-Natal Province of South Africa, and our favorite carry-all tote, also handmade by "Mnandi Design" in Cape Town, South Africa (Mnandi is "nice" in Xhosa) with wax fabrics imported from all over West Africa. If you're tryna brighten your wardrobe for summer, these accessories are essential. Just sayin. Enter the store here

While you're in the store check out all the amazing new photos we've curated featuring an awesome cast of NY- based musicians and artists including soul king Bilal, songstress Maya Azucena, Afi McClendon from the cast of FELA! on Broadway, Bajah from Bajah + The Dry Eye Crew, Ahmed Gallab of Sinkane fame, Tiombe Lockhart, vocalist from Cubic ZirconiaScheme and Andre Oswald from Old Money Massive, OKA's own Killakam, renaissance woman Dina Satti, and photo man Cochrane Williams.  The Okayplayer store has added new merchandise too! Check out their new wares here.

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Rema Welcomes 2021 With New Single 'Bounce'

The Don Jazzy produced track reminds us of why the Nigerian singer-songwriter is topping charts.

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."

Honestly, when you start the year off with a banger, you get to make songs about butts.

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