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Stream The First Okayafrica Radio x Radio Lily w/ Chief Boima

Check out the first ever stream of Okayafrica Radio w/ Chief Boima & Radio Lily.


Last Saturday, Chief Boima joined Radio Lily for the first ever Okayafrica Radio show, showing why he earned his spot as resident DJ. Boima covered it all, fusing afrobeat with electro house and everything in between. If you missed the set, don’t trip, not only will Chief Boima be bringing flavor to the airwaves every Saturday night, but Okayafrica will be posting a live stream after each show to hold you down until the next week. Make sure you TUNE IN every Saturday from 8-10PM EST to experience the sounds!

>>>STREAM OKAYAFRICA RADIO X RADIO LILY EVERY SATURDAY FROM 8-10 PM

Interview

Interview: Mau From Nowhere Reinvents Himself

The Kenyan artist goes soul-searching with his new MFN EP.

Movement is the crux of mau from nowhere's music—the hip-hop and afropop undertones that dominate his work present a well-traveled artist.

Born in Kenya, Mau spent his life oscillating between the East African nation and England, followed by a short stint spent furthering his studies in New York. In a full-circle moment, mau uprooted his life in the big apple amidst the madness pandemic and made the move to Nairobi.

Listening to the MFN EP feels like diving head first into a pool of Mau's consciousness. He once spoke about the conflict between telling his fans to share their grief while withholding his own, but his latest offering MFN is far from stoic. The project marks his evolution from Kamau Wainana, the soft spoken kid with loud ambitions to mau from nowhere, a trailblazer defining music within 'Nu Nairobi.' As he gets less attached to being defined by a certain space, it's entrancing to watch him find comfort in his craft instead.

In this interview below, we demystify the man behind the music by discussing love, growth, disappointment and the recurrent themes of familial and romantic relationships.

This interview has been edited for brevity and clarity.

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