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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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Malian Rapper Ami Yerewolo Rises Against All Odds

Ami Yerewolo reflects on her hard-won rap career, new album AY and why she insists on creating support spaces for young female rappers in Mali and beyond.

"No one is a prophet in his or her own land!" This is an accurate way to describe Ami Yerewolo's career to a tee. The Malian rapper's music has not always been popular in her home country, where female rappers are generally frowned upon. Instead, it has taken off abroad. Yerewolo's upbeat sound mixes traditional Malian elements with fast drums, contemporary beats and significant lyrics that compel listeners to reflect on life — all of which makes her songs carry a universal appeal. Her new album, AY (titled after the rapper's initials) has just been released by the label Othentiq.

Yerewolo shares her frank thoughts below...

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