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OKAYAFRICA Halloween w/ Meta and Cornerstones, Bajah + The Dry Eye Crew and more!


OKAYAFRICA joins with The Danger, 3rd Ward, Xango Tribe, Wolf + Lamb, and Cumba Mela to bring you WITHIN THE LAND OF ASH. This party will be an all-night, exquisitely out-of-control masquerade, featuring 13 interactive visions of "the afterlife" and over 150 artists - spread over 4 warehouses in Brooklyn. OKAYAFRICA will be curating the entire 2nd floor of 3rd Ward in Buskwick to create the Shrine stage, inspired by Fela Kuti's "Shrine" in Nigeria. The OKA stage will host Reggie Watts, Das Racist, Meta & the Cornerstones, O'Nkosi Rhythms Wizards, Bajah + the Dry Eye Crew, Ishmael Kouyate Waraba Band (from FELA!), and the FELA! dancers. Also, sets from DJ Dhundee, OP!, Sabine, and Aqbt. Finally, expect Sierra Leonian devils and a performance by an aerialist! There will be blacklights – wear a white costume and you will glow! See you there!! Details after the jump:

ARRIVE EARLY

Saturday, October 30th : 7pm through 7am

$15 before 9:45pm : $25 after : Strictly 21+

Your experience begins at: 260 Meserole St. Bushwick, Brooklyn and continues throughout the neighborhood.

The OKAYAFRICA stage will take place on the 2nd floor of 3rd Ward,

195 Morgan Ave

Brooklyn, NY 11237

For full performer listings and details see:

http://www.WithinTheLandofAsh.com/

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Tems Is Just Doing Her Thang In New Music Video 'Crazy Tings'

The Nigerian songstress is hell bent on taking over your summer playlist and it's getting harder to resist.

It has been a fantastic year for Tems. The Nigerian singer, producer, and songwriter achieved a platinum record for eternal banger Essence, her collaboration with fellow Nigerian superstar Wizkid, an MTV EMA nomination for Best African Artist, a billion worldwide video views, and over 350 million audio streams. Not to mention featuring on Canadian rapper Drake's blowout album Certified Lover Boy, the singer has also sold out every show she's booked.

The release of Tems's sophomore EP If Orange Was a Place solidified her place amongst the greats and it was received with gusto by fans and international audiences. A month after the release the Afrobeats singer has graced fans with a sultry music video to go along with equally as tantalizing lead single Crazy Tings. Conceptualized by the multitalented Tems, and directed by UAX, the music video follows a sensual Tems as she sings about needing space from a lying partner.

International audiences continue to rave over the songstress, with Tems delivering an impressive US TV debut on late-night talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live! this month. Essence continues to top international charts. While becoming the official song of the summer, the track peaked on the Billboard 100 Top 10, becoming the most Shazamed song in the United States and was remixed by Canadian musical heavyweight Justin Bieber, becoming the first song written by Nigerian artists to hit No.1 on Urban Radio.

Tems has been producing consistent hits since her debut in September 2020, and a year later, the singer's immense talent is securing her reputation as a world-class superstar.

Check out Tem's music video for single 'Crazy Tings' below

Tems - Crazy Tings (Official Video) www.youtube.com

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