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NYC: Meet The Afropolitans


Image: Mara Hoffman

Social media has played a huge role in representing contemporary Africa. We at Okayafrica understand the importance of Twitter and Facebook in getting the word out about music acts and various other cultural movements in Africa and the diaspora. Other folks who are shaping the changing global perception of Africa, aka Afropolitans, include Yolanda Sangweni, Kathleen Bomani, and Chief Boima. All three are on a panel organized by Society HAE as part of Social Media Week. Join the discussion Monday Feb 13 6:30pm-9:00pm at Big Fuel in NYC. For more info go here.

Music

The 8 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Featuring Femi Kuti, RIMON, Joeboy, Makhalanjalo, Tayc and more.

Every week, we highlight the top releases 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.

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