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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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Listen to Alicia Keys & Diamond Platnumz’ New Song ‘Wasted Energy’

The Tanzanian music icon and American star team up on the track from her new album, ALICIA.

Tanzanian star Diamond Platnumz features on Alicia Keys' latest album titled, ALICIA.

Platnumz' influence is clear as the song, titled "Wasted Energy," is a far cry from what is usually expected from the "If I Ain't Got You" singer.

Taking cues and influence from reggae, afropop and the bongo flava that the Tanzanian star is known for, "Wasted Energy" speaks of a lover in a relationship with someone who intentionally ignores their needs and desires.

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