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Okaymusic Is On Its Way

Okayplayer & OkayAfrica are launching the latest addition to its far-reaching brand, Okaymusic, a new digital music service.

Welcome to Okaymusic.

OkayAfrica will officially launch the latest addition to its far-reaching brand, Okaymusicon September 26.

Partnered with the music world’s most notable digital platforms this brainchild of OkayAfrica will bring a Digital Music Distribution and Marketing service to emerging and established artistes across Africa, its diaspora and from all around the world.

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 Bankyondbeatzand many more.

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Interview

Amadou & Mariam Forever

We talk to the legendary Malian duo about their rich past, songwriting process and their advice for young African artists with disabilities.

Amadou & Mariam don't require an introduction.

The couple has been making Afro-blues music for over 35 years, drawing inspiration from their home of Mali, for over 35 years.

Their 1999 albumSou Ni Tilé sold 100,000 copies. In 2005, their album Dimanche à Bamako won the French Victoire de la Musique prize for Best World Music Album of the year and the BBC Radio 3 Award for Africa. It also went platinum in France after selling over 300,000 copies. The duo have performed with U2, Coldplay, Blur and many others.

We caught up with them below for a conversation about their rich past, their songwriting process and their advice for young African artists with disabilities, ahead of the duo's performance at the upcoming London Jazz Festival 2021.

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