News Brief

Based On This Sneak Peek, OkayAfrica's 'Riddim & Beats' Is About to Be Lit Tonight

OkayAfrica's 'Riddim & Beats' goes down tonight at Lincoln Center in NYC—here's a sneak peek of a show you can't miss featuring D'banj.

If you're in NYC, join us tonight at Lincoln Center for OkayAfrica's Riddim & Beats.


Damrosch Park will be filled with the funk of West African beats and the rhythms of Caribbean carnival. Nigeria’s Kokomaster D’banj and Jamaican-born reggae star of the ’80s Sister Nancy join forces to summon the essential elements of carnival culture—music, costume, and dance—alongside eclectic London afrobeats band, The Compozers. The Carnyval Dancers will turn the stage into a vivid, colorful mash-up of African and Caribbean cultures in the heart of the city.

Click here to RSVP, and take a look of what to look forward to in the sneak peek from rehearsal below.

Did we mention this is a free show? It's about to be lit!

Photo by Setor Tsikudo.

Photo by Setor Tsikudo.

Photo by Setor Tsikudo.

Photo by Setor Tsikudo.

Photo by Setor Tsikudo.

Photo by Setor Tsikudo.

Photo by Setor Tsikudo.

Photo by Setor Tsikudo.

Photo by Setor Tsikudo.

Photo by Setor Tsikudo.

Photo by Setor Tsikudo.

Photo by Setor Tsikudo.

Photo by Setor Tsikudo.

Photos by Setor Tsikudo.

News Brief
(Youtube)

Watch Davido Perform 'Assurance' & 'Jowo' On Jimmy Kimmel Live

The Nigerian superstar performed for the late night American TV show.

Davido stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live last night to give viewers a lively performance.

Backed by a full band, the Nigerian superstar kicked things off by playing A Good Time single "Assurance," which will reportedly be featured in the Coming 2 America soundtrack. After a quick interlude and set change—a king's throne appeared onstage—Davido and his band went into a medley of "Jowo," his A Better Time single.

Davido's been busy this year as he recently shared the music video for A Better Time's "The Best" alongside Mayorkun, was featured in the remix of Focalistic's "Ke Star," and collaborated with Teni on "For You."

Watch Davido's Jimmy Kimmel live performance of "Assurance" and "Jowo (Medley) below.

Keep reading... Show less

get okayafrica in your inbox

popular.

Opinion: Nollywood & the Imminent Second Coming of Queer Cinema

An exploration of queer representation and misrepresentation in Nollywood, jaded stereotypes and what the future of queer cinema in Nollywood could look like.