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NYC: Win Tix To Georgia Anne Muldrow + Dudley Perkins Album Release Party

We're giving away 2 free tickets to see Georgia Anne Muldrow and Dudley Perkins "The Lighthouse" Album Release Party.


Okayafricans in Cape Town had the pleasure of seeing the prolific husband and wife duo Georgia Anne Muldrow & Dudley Perkins when they played The Pan African Space Station music series in Langa. If you missed it, you can listen to the live stream we premiered here. Now we're giving away 2 free tickets to see G&D live at Brooklyn Bowl to celebrate the release of their new LP The Lighthouse (listen to it on NPR's "First Listen" here). To enter, tweet #TheLighthouse  @Okayafrica. Simple!

Where: Brooklyn Bowl in NYC

When: Tuesday May, 21.

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How You Can Help Nigeria’s #EndSARS Protests

We round up some ways you can support the movement and its cause, no matter where you are in the world.

Widespread protests against Nigeria's notorious Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) are becoming more of a revolution. The movement is an outcry from youths demanding a general reform of the country, majorly characterized by poor governance, with a focus on the harassment and assaults committed by SARS. The movement has been raging through the city of Lagos for the past three weeks, as protesters home and abroad have taken to the streets in masses to express their keen dissatisfaction.

Hashtags like #EndSARS, #EndPoliceBrutality, and #EndBadGovernanceInNigeria have brandished across all social media platforms to amplify the voices of the youth people fighting back. These hashtags have, in turn, gained traction with the help of celebrities like singers Rihanna, Demi Lovato, and Beyoncé, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, and many others. Nigerian stars, Falz, Runtown, Tiwa Savage, Davido, Wizkid, Burna Boy, and many more also joined in the movement, as many of them took to the streets with placards.

To date, the peacefully protesting Nigerians' needs have not been met. With said needs not being satisfied as they demand justice for lives lost due to the brutal and corrupt practices of police officers.

We have rounded up some ways you can support this movement and its cause, no matter where you are in the world.

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