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Okayafrica Presents Afrobeat x Afrobeats with Davido and Antibalas at Lincoln Center Out of Doors July 29th!

Okayafrica's Afrobeat x Afrobeats brings you the mashup of the summer with Davido + Antibalas at Lincoln Center Out of Doors July 29th!

Join Okayafrica as we transport Lincoln Center Out of Doors to Nigeria—where Fela Kuti’s Afrobeat will meet the contemporary Naija pop music “afrobeats” in a progressive and wholly immersive musical conversation—live, and on stage.


On Friday, July 29, 2016 at 7:30 p.m., America’s number one afrobeat band, Antibalas will collaborate with international superstar, the Lagos ­based afrobeats sensation, Davido, at one of the country’s longest running free outdoor summer festivals.

The two will trade ­off Fela Kuti songs, Davido’s original hits, and more, in an explosive musical mash­up of live instrumentation, Fela dancers, and the latest smash hits fresh from Nigerian dance floors.

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Rema Welcomes 2021 With New Single 'Bounce'

The Don Jazzy produced track reminds us of why the Nigerian singer-songwriter is topping charts.

Nigerian golden boy Rema took his time on deciding how to start of 2021—and we're glad he did.

The afropop hitmaker is out with his first project of the year, "Bounce", after stunning fans with word of an upcoming album, and the cooks in this kitchen have not disappointed.

Keeping it in the Mavin Records family, legendary producer Don Jazzy sprinkles his magic on the track, while undoubtedly motivating the young singer-songwriter to be his best self. And with this track being like nothing we've heard from Rema before, one could say Jazzy succeeded. "Bounce", fast-paced and fierce, is a love song dedicated to bewitchingly beautiful and blessed bottoms. The candid declaration and hip shaking beat are a force duo and we can't help but love it.

Of the single and collaboration with head honcho Don Jazzy, Rema says, "This record was inspired by the luscious and magnificent body of the African woman. Furthermore, I'm really excited about this tune because it's my first single with the legendary Don Jazzy."

Honestly, when you start the year off with a banger, you get to make songs about butts.

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