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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.

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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

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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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Attention Paris: Don't Miss a Special Edition of 'An OkayAfrica Party'

Join us at Wanderlust for a night featuring music from Just Dizle, Tysha Cee, DJ Tunez and more.

We're excited to announce a special edition of An OkayAfrica Party taking place this Saturday on October 25th in Paris. It's all going down at Wanderlust, situated in the Cité de la Mode et du Design—a building located at the site of the old general storehouses on the quai d'Austerlitz in Paris. Artists such as DJ Stresh, Joey Starr and the Dancehall Queen have all previously performed at the venue.

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We take you behind the scenes to find out just how big an impact 'The Lion King' and African music has had on the global music space.

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African music is worldwide. From Johannesburg to São Paulo to New York City, we caught up with the likes of music composer Lebo M, veteran actor Dr. John Kani, choral director Khaya Mthethwa and artist Rincon Sapiência, for a new video to discuss the rising popularity of African music and culture in mainstream media and its global impact.

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Watch the Music Video for Rema's New Single 'Lady'

Check out the buzzing Nigerian singer's latest.

Nigerian artist Rema shares the music video for his latest single "Lady" from his new EP Bad Commando.

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