Events

An Exclusive First Look at the Okayafrica x Daniel Ting Chong Collection in Johannesburg

RSVP to the official opening of the Okayafrica x Daniel Ting Chong collection at our pop-up store in Johannesburg.

This Thursday, Okayafrica will host the official opening of our artist collaboration with renowned South African designer Daniel Ting Chong. The collection, which features a series of multicoloured graphics on t-shirts, a crew neck sweater and a headscarf, draws its inspiration from various national African flags.


“National flags are often used as a beacon of hope, and a symbol of what a country stands for. A flag as a visual representation of its people–and to distinguish it from other nations. By having the same flag, Africa can have a common symbol to bring us closer together–at home or abroad,” says Daniel.

The collection is available exclusively at Okayafrica’s pop-up space at 70 Juta Street in Braamfontein, Johannesburg between the 29th of September and the 8th of October.

Join us Thursday, from 6pm-8pm, for complimentary drinks and an exclusive first look at the collection.

RSVP to the official opening of the Okayafrica x Daniel Ting Chong Collection at our pop-up store in Braamfontein, Johannesburg.

Interview

Interview: Wavy The Creator Is Ready to See You Now

The multidisciplinary Nigerian-American artist on tapping into all her creative outlets, creating interesting things, releasing a new single and life during quarantine.

A trip canceled, plans interrupted, projects stalled. It is six months now since Wavy the Creator has had to make a stop at an undisclosed location to go into quarantine and get away from the eye of the pandemic.

The professional recording artist, photographer, writer, fashion artist, designer, and evolving creative has been spending all of this time in a house occupied by other creatives. This situation is ideal. At least for an artist like Wavy who is always in a rapid motion of creating and bringing interesting things to life. The energy around the house is robust enough to tap from and infuse into any of her numerous creative outlets. Sometimes, they also inspire trips into new creative territories. Most recently, for Wavy, are self-taught lessons on a bass guitar.

Wavy's days in this house are not without a pattern, of course. But some of the rituals and personal rules she drew up for herself, like many of us did for internal direction, at the beginning of the pandemic have been rewritten, adjusted, and sometimes ditched altogether. Some days start early and end late. Some find her at her sewing machine fixing up thrift clothes to fit her taste, a skill she picked up to earn extra cash while in college, others find her hard at work in the studio, writing or recording music.

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