NY: Scored x Jump N Funk Present The AfroBeatles

New York! The king of afrobeat meets the Fab Four in Scored & Jump N Funk's upcoming night The AfroBeatles. Join veteran selector Rich Medina — who just cut our latest AIYE mixtape — alongside host/narrator/DJ Mark Hines, drummer/percussionist Swiss Chris and the Afro Mosaic Soul Dance Group for an evening of live scoring with rare footage of Fela Kuti & The Beatles, plus narratives woven from Beatles a capellas and African cinema. You know Okayafrica's got the hook up for you, see below for a chance to win a pair of tickets!


Scored & Jump N Funk Present The AfroBeatles

Friday, April 6 live at DROM (85 Ave A)

11pm—4am. $10.


Interview: Wavy The Creator Is Ready to See You Now

The multidisciplinary Nigerian-American artist on tapping into all her creative outlets, creating interesting things, releasing a new single and life during quarantine.

A trip canceled, plans interrupted, projects stalled. It is six months now since Wavy the Creator has had to make a stop at an undisclosed location to go into quarantine and get away from the eye of the pandemic.

The professional recording artist, photographer, writer, fashion artist, designer, and evolving creative has been spending all of this time in a house occupied by other creatives. This situation is ideal. At least for an artist like Wavy who is always in a rapid motion of creating and bringing interesting things to life. The energy around the house is robust enough to tap from and infuse into any of her numerous creative outlets. Sometimes, they also inspire trips into new creative territories. Most recently, for Wavy, are self-taught lessons on a bass guitar.

Wavy's days in this house are not without a pattern, of course. But some of the rituals and personal rules she drew up for herself, like many of us did for internal direction, at the beginning of the pandemic have been rewritten, adjusted, and sometimes ditched altogether. Some days start early and end late. Some find her at her sewing machine fixing up thrift clothes to fit her taste, a skill she picked up to earn extra cash while in college, others find her hard at work in the studio, writing or recording music.

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