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Introducing Okaymusic, Our New Digital Music Service

We're launching our new new digital music service, Okaymusic. Check it out here.

OkayAfrica is proud to announce the official launch Okaymusic, the latest addition to its far-reaching brand.


Partnered with the music world's most notable digital platforms this brainchild of OkayAfrica will bring digital music distribution and marketing services to emerging and established artists across Africa, its diaspora and from all around the world—giving them access to upload their music onto every major digital platform.

“We understand the new digital landscape" says Abiola Oke, CEO of OkayAfrica and Okaymusic, "and will energetically defend artists' rights while making their music available to a global audience."

Okaymusic will be launching with an already-collated extensive catalogue of some of the best music from across Africa and its diaspora. Among the artists already signed to Okaymusic are Nigerian superstar, Innocent "2Baba" Idibia, top Nigerian producer DJ Spinall, Cameroonian star Numerica, Nigerian urban highlife singer-songwriter Adekunle Gold, Tanzanian superstar Vanessa Mdee, Nigerian chart busting songstress Niyola, Zimbabwean reggae star Buffalo Souljah, Nigeria's fast-rising producer Bankyondbeatz, and many more.

Check out the Okaymusic Summer '17 Playlist

Okaymusic is created with one simple goal: hands-on management of digital assets, thereby enabling artists to focus on the most important aspect of the music business, the art of making music.

Having attained Apple Music Curator status, carefully curated playlists are uploaded every Wednesday, featuring the music of signed artistes and artists that we love on Apple Music as well as on Spotify and on OkayAfrica, while Okaymusic's YouTube channel will carry their latest videos. Also launching today is Okaymusic.com, a website curating every signed artist with their biography, videos, photos, one minute extracts of their music and the ability to purchase and download individual songs or albums using a wide selection of currencies.

“What sets Okaymusic apart is that we are truly partners with our artists," says Rikki Stein, Fela Kuti's former manager and Head of A&R. “We will never take ownership, we work for the repertoire owner and have their best interests at the forefront of this venture. Artists from anywhere in the world whose music contains those distinct, eclectic elements that we all enjoy are encouraged to join us. This first taste of what Okaymusic has to offer will soon be augmented by a host of artists in a wide range of musical styles."

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For additional information visit Okaymusic.com or e-mail info@okaymusic.com

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Sudan Declares State of Emergency, As Military Dissolves Transitional Government

As the North African country edged closer to democracy, Sudan's military has seized power.

Sudan's military has seized power over the North African country, arresting multiple civilian leaders, including the current Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok. The power-sharing, unstable coalition, called the Sovereign Council, was created as a transitional government after the fall of dictator Omar al-Bashir in 2019, in an attempt to move towards a democratic Sudan.

The Sudanese public has been split in recent weeks as groups protested for a military-run state, while others pushed for a civilian lead, democratic nation. Last week, the Prime Minister vocalized his plans towards a full transition to civilian rule, and his plans to have that body in place by November 17, echoing the voices of thousands of Sudanese demonstrators who showed up in hoards to demand that the promise of Sudan's pro-democracy movement be honored. But on Monday the PM and multiple government ministers and officials were placed under arrest, resulting in Sudan's top general's declaring State of Emergency.

General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan said in a televised statement, "To rectify the revolution's course, we have decided to declare a state of emergency nationwide… dissolve the transitional sovereign council, and dissolve the cabinet." His statement came as soldiers fired live rounds at anti-military protestors, outside of the army headquarters in the capital.

Internet services were cut across the country around dawn and the main roads and bridges into Khartoum shut, before soldiers stormed the headquarters of Sudan's state broadcaster in the capital's twin city of Omdurman, the ministry said. After months of rising tensions in the country, army and paramilitary troops have been deployed across the capital city, Khartoum, with the airports and internet access being shut down. As a result of the coup, hundreds of protestors have taken to the streets, demanding the return of a civilian ruled and the transitional government, the BBC reports.

Demonstrators have spread to a number of Sudanese cities including Atbara, Wad Madani, and Port Sudan, and more are expected to attend the call for action. "We will not leave the streets until the civilian government is back and the transition is back," protest attendee Sawsan Bashir told AFP. While demonstrator Haitham Mohamed says, "We are ready to give our lives for the democratic transition in Sudan."


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