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Okayafrica Presents: Sinkane Live At SOB's With Helado Negro [11/2]

Win a pair of tickets to Sinkane live at SOB's with Helado Negro.


Sinkane's been a busy man this year touring around North America and Europe in promotion of his latest full-length Mean Love (out now on DFA Records) and acting as the musical director & bandleader of the William Onyeabor ATOMIC BOMB! band. The Sudanese-born, Brooklyn-based songwriter will be returning home this coming November 2, bringing his funk melodies & polyrhythms for a night at SOB's alongside the Latin American soundscapes of Helado Negro

We'll be giving away 2 pairs of tickets to this show, for a chance to win follow & tweet @okayafrica with the hashtag #SinkaneSOBs. We'll select and notify a winner on Friday 10/31. See show details and check out Sinkane's video for "How We Be" below.

>>> Buy Tickets to OKAYAFRICA PRESENTS: Sinkane w/ special guest Helado Negro

Sunday, Nov 2 2014

7:30PM doors/9:00PM show

$15.00 in advance/$18.00 day of show [21+]

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Rexxie has been instrumental in the rise of the zanku sound in popular Nigerian music. As the pioneer and go-to producer for the sound, his infamous producer tag, "Yo, Rexxie pon dis one", can be heard in many infectious zanku-inducing songs that have made the youth of Nigeria (and around the world) show off their leg work.

Born Ezeh Chisom Faith in Anambra State, Rexxie played the piano at his father's church as a child. And about 10 years ago, he began his career as a producer, crafting beats for his friends. It was however in 2018 when his name started getting traction, after producing Chinko Ekun's culture-shifting hit "Able God" featuring Lil Kesh and Zlatan.

Over the past few years, he has been mostly known for his continuous work with Zlatan and Naira Marley, relationships that stem back to 2018, when he produced their earlier mainstream hits, "Jogor" and "Jappa". Their collaborations have steered the streets into the realm of the mainstream and brought an energetic vibe to Nigeria's potent Afropop scene.

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