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#OKAYAFRICADC: South African House Tribute!

Join us this Wednesday in the nation's capital for #OKAYAFRICADC: South African House Tribute!


DC! In the name of promoting the latest music and culture coming from Africa and its diaspora, our #OKAYAFRICADC party commands the capital’s dancefloor. Resident spinner DJ Underdog will provide sounds that are mind-wide and foot-friendly with DJ Clark accompanying the mood of the night. Anything is fair game, but this Wednesday you'll probably hear more South African House than normal! The DJs will paint a sonic wall with the best South African underground tracks. If you love house music this is where you belong!

P.S. Afrobeat, kwaito, kuduro, zouk, soukous, azonto, kukere, coupe decale and hiplife are not exempt from this Wednesday's festivities. What will be lacking are pretensions, commercial radio nonsense, and egos. Learn more about Okayafrica Wednesdays by following our Facebook and Twitter.

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Amaarae Breaks Down Her Hits In OkayAfrica's New Video Series 'Decoded'

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We kick things off with Ghanaian-American singer-songwriter-producer Amaarae who has been making waves with the release of her debut album, The Angel You Don't Know.

In our first-ever Decoded episode, Amaarae breaks down hit songs like "Trust Fund Baby", "Jumping Ship" with Kojey Radical as well as her Southern rap musical influences. She also mentions being inspired by an op-ed that she penned for OkayAfrica in 2019, and her mother's role in helping her coin the album title The Angel You Don't Know.

When all is said and done, Amaarae just wants to give other young women "an option not to have to be the archetypal female African artist, and give them an opportunity to expand all of their possibilities, explore all the different genres, and still be successful and get this money." Amen to that!

Check out our first episode of Decoded with Amaarae below.

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