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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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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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