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Photos: Here's What Went Down at OkayAfrica's #OkayWakanda 'Black Panther' Celebration

Brooklyn's black and beautiful came out in numbers to celebrate the biggest film of the year.

Ahead of the release of the most anticipated film since, what feels like, forever, OkayAfrica and Okayplayer teamed up with the Brooklyn Academy of Music to put together a night of celebration with an advanced screening of the film, followed by an intimate Q&A with director Ryan Coogler and our CEO Abiola Oke.


As if all of that weren't already enough, we capped off the night with an #OkayWakanda afterparty. Folks were dressed in their best "royal attire" as the dress code required—and folks didn't disappoint in custom fits and colorful pieces from online boutique, Zuvaa.com.

It was an incredibly vibrant affair, and a fitting way to mark the release of the culture-shifting movie. Check out some of the action below, featuring photos by Travis Matthews and Staysuckafree.

Image by staysuckafree

Photo by Travis Matthews.

Photo by Travis Matthews.

Photo by Travis Matthews

Photo by Travis Matthews

Photo by Travis Matthews

Dress (right) courtesy of Zuvaa.com

Photo by Travis Matthews

Photo by Staysuckafree.

Jumpsuit courtesy of Zuvaa.com

Photo by Staysuckafree

Photo by Staysuckafree

Image by Staysuckafree

Image by Staysuckafree

Image by Travis Matthews

Photo by Staysuckafree

Image by Staysuckafree

Photo by Staysuckafree

Photo by Staysuckafree

Photo by Staysuckafree

Photo by Travis Matthews

Photo by Staysuckafree

Dress (left) courtesy of Zuvaa.com

Photo by Staysuckafree

Photo by Staysuckafree

Photo by Staysuckafree

Photo by Staysuckafree

Photo by Staysuckafree

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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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