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#OKAYAFRICADC's Friday the 13th Party with DJ Underdog!

Don't miss our #OKAYAFRICADC dance party with our resident spinner DJ Underdog and friends this Friday the 13th!


DC! In the name of promoting the latest music and culture coming from Africa and the diaspora, Okayafrica touches down once again in the capital city this Friday, February the 13th. Resident spinner DJ Underdog will provide sounds that are mind-wide and foot-friendly, while a surprise guest will accompany the mood of the night. Anything is fair game, but you will probably hear some afrobeat, tribal house, kwaito, kuduro, South African house, zouk, soukous, coupe decale and hiplife. No pretensions, no commercial radio nonsense, and no laptops allowed. Learn more about Okayafrica Wednesdays by following our Facebook and Twitter. See all the info in the flyer below and check out DJ Underdog's Save The Ritual Pt. 1 mixtape to serve as your #OKAYAFRICADC party warmup.

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#OKAYAFRICADC's African Dance Fête With DJ Underdog! [3/27]

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Watch Burna Boy's Mellowed-Out 'Tiny Desk' Concert

Watch the 'African Giant' run through some of his hits like 'Gbona,' 'Ye' and more for NPR's Tiny Desk concert series.

Burna Boy is the latest artist to grace NPR's famous Tiny Desk.

The Nigerian "afrofusion" star took to the set for a mellowed out performance of four of his biggest tracks. Getting straight to business, the artist opened his set with a toned down rendition of his single "Gbona" before heading into the socially-aware "Wetin Man Go Do." It's much calmer of a performance than we're used to seeing from the artist.

Next he performs a funky version of "Dangote," before rounding his set out with his magnum opus of sorts "Ye." He's backed by the band The Outsiders and vocalist Christina Matovu throughout.

Burna Boy has had a stellar year, releasing his seminal album African Giant, performing at Coachella and winning several awards—including 'Best African Act' at the BET Awards—in the process.

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Premiere: Simi shares the upbeat new video for "Selense," a song about time which draws inspiration from classic highlife.

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The song, which sees her sing about using your time and years on this earth preciously, gets a beautiful new video that follows Simi's verses about different characters who may or may not be spending their hours in the best way.

The upbeat new music video, which was directed by Adasa Cookey, is getting premiered here on OkayAfrica today.

"'Selense' is a song about time," Simi tells OkayAfrica. "The song draws inspiration from classic African highlife. A timeless classic that is perfect for all seasons."

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