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Okayafrica Presents: The Very Best Live at Gramercy Theater! [8/13]


Okayafrica is bringing together four bands from across the diaspora to play with The Very Best at Gramercy Theater, NYC on August 13. The Very Best (Show moved from Irving Plaza to Gramercy Theatre) — composed of producer Johan Hugo and Malawi singer Esau Mwamwaya — stomped their claim on the scene with 2009's Warm Heart of Africa, which featured contributions from M.I.A. and Vampire Weekend.

The duo is now making waves with their follow-up album MTMTMK, with videos and singles like the Lil' Wayne-spoofing "Yoshua Alikuti," trip inducer "Kondaine ft. Seye," and their collaboration track with  K'naan and Bruno Mars. Catch them live in NYC with Seye, Sinkane, and Bajah and the Dry Eye Crew. We're talking 4 original acts from all over the continent and the diaspora! Check the flyer below for full info and BUY TICKETS HERE!

 

 

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Kwesta Slams BMW South Africa’s Latest Advert For Using His Song Without Permission

Kwesta has called out BMW South Africa for blatantly using his song without his permission.

Kwesta has called out BMW South Africa for blatantly using his song without his permission and not crediting him. In a new advert promoting the new limited edition 330iS, BMW South Africa tapped into the BMW 3 Series' heritage in South Africa by using Kwesta's mega hit "Spirit". According to the artist, he wasn't contacted about the use of his song. The hip-hop super star took to Twitter to slam the German automobile manufacturer for their ad.

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We speak to the South African lawyer, model, actress and activist about her historic Vogue cover, stereotypes imposed on people living with albinism and her work with human interest stories about vulnerable groups as a WEF fellow.