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Win Tix To Africa's Premiere Street Culture Festival STR.CRD


Okayafrica is excited to announce our collaborations with South African urban youth brands Unknown Union and STR.CRD Festival (September 27-30). As the leading urban youth culture festival in Africa, STR.CRD is known for bringing the best skaters, streetwear, graffiti, sneaks, bball, and music acts from all over the world to Johannesburg. This year's headliner includes the Zulu Guru himself, Jesse Boykins III, and OKA faves from Kenya, Just A Band

You can catch our exclusive collaboration t-shirts, including Questlove's favorite "Fela" shirt (pictured below at the Jimmy Fallon Show) when you visit the Okayafrica x Unknown Union pop up shop. Enter for your chance to join brand ambassadors from all over the world for the Okayafrica stage featuring JakobSnake and Christian Tiger School on Friday Sept 28. To enter, Just follow @Okayafrica and @STRCRD and tweet at us #Fresh for your chance to win!

What: Okayafrica hosts JakobSnake x Christian Tiger School @ STR.CRD Festival

When: Friday September 28th (closed to public)

Where: 281 Commissioner Road, MOAD Building Johannesburg, South Africa

What: Okayafrica x Unknown Union pop up shop @ STR.CRD Festival

When: September 28-29 (closed to the public on the 28th)

Where: 281 Commissioner Road

For more info on the festival and to buy tickets go here.

 

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