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Here's What You Missed at OkayAfrica & Nike's Naija Worldwide Bash

We linked up with Nike for an unforgettable celebration of Team Nigeria and their fire kits—here's what happened in photos.

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Naija Worldwide, presented by OkayAfrica and Nike, hands down set the stage of summertime vibes in Brooklyn this summer.


Partygoers came through to The Well to celebrate Nike's triumphant Nigeria kits as Team Nigeria heads to Russia with style. Bright green and white lights illuminated the space as folks stopped by Laolu Senbanjo's dope mural capturing Nigerian pride for a photo-op to commemorate the day. After the screening of the friendly match between Nigeria and England, DJ Moniki warmed up the dance floor with fire baile funk tunes, as DJ Moma and DJ Tunez followed suit and did not dissapoint. Small chops filled bellies for folks to soon dance it off courtesy of Burna Boy (our surprise guest) shutting the stage down.

There's only so much we can put into words how needed this bash was for the culture—see it via the images in the slideshow below, with photos by A Kid Named Trav, Shako Oteka and Bukunmi Grace.

To view and share the images from Naija Worldwide, click here.

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Burna Boy to Donate Proceeds from Upcoming Show In South Africa to Victims of Xenophobic Violence

The "Africans Unite" concert is slated for this November, and the bill also includes Jidenna, Kwesta and more.

Burna Boy will return to South Africa for the first time following the recent spate of xenophobic violence against Nigerians and other foreign African nationals.

In the height of the violence in September, Burna Boy vowed to never return to the country. Major Nigerian artists including Tiwa Savage cancelled appearances in the country, and echoed sentiments calling on the South African government to take adequate measures to protect foreign nationals. "I have not set foot in SA since 2017. And I will NOT EVER go to South Africa again for any reason until the SOUTH AFRICAN government wakes the f**k up and really performs A miracle because I don't know how they can even possibly fix this," he wrote on Twitter. A radio station in Zambia even banned music by South African artists from their airwaves following the violence.

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Watch Burna Boy's New Music Video for 'Omo'

Burna takes things to the "Giant Club" in this new music video for one of the standout tracks from African Giant.

Burna Boy comes through with the new music video for "Omo," one of the standout tracks from his stellar album African Giant.

The afro-house indebted tune, which was produced by Mr Kleb Beatz, gets an appropriately nighttime music video that follows Burna to a "Giant Club" and a peep show booth, among other locations.

"Omo" is the latest in a long string of outstanding singles from African Giant that have gotten the video treatment, following the likes of "Gum Body," "Killin Dem," "Dangote," "Another Story" and more.

"Oh I'm not done yet!! OMO video out now on all platforms," Burna Boy wrote on Instagram.

Watch Burna Boy Play a Live Rendition of "Anybody" For 'okay acoustics'

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Bobi Wine, Wanuri Kahiu, Kwame Onwuachi & More Make Inaugural TIME 100 Next List

The list Includes a slew of young talent from across the diaspora.

TIME has released its new list, the 100 Next recognizing "100 rising stars who are shaping the future of business, entertainment, sports, politics, science, health and more. Although this focus lends itself to a younger group, we intentionally had no age cap—a recognition that ascents can begin at any age," as it's described in TIME.

The list includes several of our favorite move-makers and creatives from the African continent across several indus

Video: Wanuri Kahiu On How 'Rafiki' Took the World by Storm Since Premiering at Cannes

The Kenyan director of the groundbreaking film Rafiki Wanuri Kahiu is one of this year's many nominees. "I'm on the first #TIME100Next list! So proud! So happy! So pleased to represent," wrote the filmmaker on Twitter. Ugandan musician tuned presidential candidate Bobi Wine is also included on the list.

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The 12 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Featuring Rema, J Hus, YoungstaCPT, Thutmose, N'veigh and more.

Every week, we highlight the cream of the crop in music through our Best Music of the Week column.

Here's our round up of the best tracks and music videos that came across our desks, which you can also check out in our Songs You Need to Hear This Week playlists on Spotify and Apple Music.

Follow our SONGS YOU NEED TO HEAR THIS WEEK playlist on Spotify here and Apple Music here.

Check out all of OkayAfrica's new playlists on Spotify and Apple Music.

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