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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!

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Scored & Jump N Funk Present The AfroBeatles

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

11pm—4am. $10.

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#EndSARS: Security Forces Open Deadly Fire on Protesting Nigerians

Nigerian security forces have reportedly opened fire on protesters at Lekki Toll Gate amid continued demonstrations against police brutality. This comes after the Nigerian government recently enforced an abrupt curfew in Lagos.

It has been reported that security forces in Nigeria have opened fire on protestors at Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos. Several reports from various media outlets have confirmed this incident after numerous images and videos emerged on social media. The footage reveals protesters running away from security forces as they fire live rounds into the crowds while others have been shown to be injured. No fatalities have as yet been officially confirmed by mainstream media. Protesters have continued mass demonstrations against the infamous Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) which has been now been "rebranded" by the Nigerian government to a new unit termed the Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT).

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How Davido's 'FEM' Became the Unlikely #EndSARS Protest Anthem

When Nigerian youth shout the line "Why everybody come dey para, para, para, para for me" at protests, it is an act of collective rebellion and rage, giving flight to our anger against the police officers that profile young people, the bureaucracy that enables them, and a government that appears lethargic.