Video

Okayafrica TV: Tabi Bonney in the LES

[embed width="620"][/embed]


We caught up with Togo-born, DC reppin' tabi Bonney at the Rocksmith store in NYC's Lower East Side where he spoke to us about recording his album The Summer Years and the influence of his father, famous Togolese Afro-funk musician Itadi Bonney. Tabi's love for his father's music is evident in the vintage-sounds of "On Jupiter," the first track on The Summer Years in which he samples one of Itadi's early songs. The Bonney clan was featured in a PM Magazine TV piece back in the day. Peep tabi as a kid and listen to his father's music in the video below. For more on what influences tabi's career(s) as a fashion designer, music video director/producer, and MC (dude does it all) check out his vibrant blog.

OKA TV video produced by Will Whitney, shot and edited by Jay Sprogell.

[embed width="620"][/embed]

 

Music

The 8 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Featuring Femi Kuti, RIMON, Joeboy, Makhalanjalo, Tayc and more.

Every week, we highlight the top releases through our best music of the week column.

Here's our round up of the best tracks and music videos that came across our desks, which you can also check out in our Songs You Need to Hear This Week playlists on Spotify and Apple Music.

Follow our SONGS YOU NEED TO HEAR THIS WEEK playlist on Spotify here and Apple Music here.

Keep reading... Show less

get okayafrica in your inbox

popular.

Watch Pa Salieu Make His US TV Debut With Performance on 'Fallon'

With the way the Gambian-British rap star is moving, 2021 is sure to be his year.