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Okayafrica + The Ace Hotel Party Down @ Coachella


Yes yes ya'll, we will be baking ourselves in the desert, watching siiiiiicccccck live acts, lounging poolside AND hosting a party at the Ace Hotel as part of the Ace's Desert Gold: Roadside Attraction party series during Coachella (have you seen the m-f lineup?! hooo-laaa-hooops!).

Hosted by the feverishly on fiaah Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 ("best show of SXSW" is what we hear) who will be performing at Coachella proper on Sunday, Okayafrica's Saturday night banger will bring the seething sounds and psychedelic grooves from DJs Chief Boima (Sierra Leone in the haus!) and Sinkane (wassup, Sudan!) to resonate across the desert landscape. And check the afro-futurist vids from Kenya's Just A Band. Free rolling papers provided c/o Seun. Thanks dude!

Interview

Interview: TOBi Is Making Unapologetic Soul Music

We talk to the Nigerian-Canadian artist about his latest project ELEMENTS, his creative process, mental health and more.

It's a big year for music, and in the midst of many good drops from the motherland and beyond, we caught up with Nigerian-Canadian singer/songwriter TOBi to discuss his recently released 10-track project ELEMENTS.

ELEMENTS is a fusion of old-school soul, contemporary rap sequences, clever lyrical symbols & metaphors. and melancholic vibes which reference TOBi's Nigerian heritage through afrobeats, the reality of his life and the state of the world today. The compilation features production from Nigerian producer Juls on "Dollas and Cents" and "Made Me Everything and Shine."

Below, we also discuss his creative process and passion for mental health with the announcement of an exciting collaboration. "I'm attracted and curious about so many things in life that I can't help but bring [them] into my world and craft," the multi-genre artist says.

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