Events

Petite Noir, Young Fathers, & Christian Tiger School At Okayplayer's SXSW 2014 Takeover!

Okayplayer's networkwide SXSW 2014 takeover features Okayafrica favorites Petite Noir, Young Fathers, and Christian Tiger School.


South By Southwest is just around the corner (1 week!). And earlier today our partners in blog let loose news of Okayplayer's networkwide SXSW takeover. Beginning next Wednesday, March 12th, OKP hits Austin with a series of four family-wide (OKP, OKA, Okayfuture, & Large Up) parties. We're proud to note that Saturday's event comes especially stacked with Okayafrica featured artists! Joining the likes of Erykah Badu, Thundercat, and Cody Chesnutt at the Okayplayer Official SXSW Showcase are three of our favorites: Scottish / Liberian / Nigerian art-rap trio Young Fathers (who topped our 'Best of 2014' lists with "I Heard" and "Low,"), South Africa's father of noir wave Petite Noir, and Cape Town's psychedelic beatmaking duo Christian Tiger School. The CTS dudes are also set to take the decks Friday night at Okayplayer & Soulection's Official SXSW Showcase along with Sango, Quantic, and more. Scroll on for details on the Saturday (3/15) event and catch up on Africa In Your Earbuds mixes from Petite Noir, Young Fathers, and Christian Tiger School. Stay tuned for our full guide to SXSW 2014...

>>>Head Here For Full Details On Okayplayer's 4-Part Concert Series At SXSW

Okayplayer Official SXSW Showcase

Saturday, March 15th, 8pm – 2am

Bungalow

90 Rainey Street

Austin, TX

DJ Lo Down Loretta Brown AKA Erykah Badu featuring Thundercat

Cody ChesnuTT

SZA

Roman GianArthur

Deep Cotton

Daley

Liam Bailey

THEESatisfaction

Petite Noir

Young Fathers

Sam James

DJ A1

Christian Tiger School

Official SXSW Event, Badge & Wristband Required for Entry

(Limited number of tickets for sale at the door–stay tuned to OKP for giveaways!)

Spotlight
Photo by NurPhoto via Getty Images.

A Year After #EndSARS, Nigerian Youth Maintain That Nothing Has Changed

Despite the disbandment of the SARS units, young Nigerians are still being treated as criminals. We talk to several of them about their experiences since the #EndSARS protests.

On September 12th, Tobe, a 22-year-old student at the University of Nigeria's Enugu Campus was on his way to Shoprite to hang out with his friends when the tricycle he had boarded was stopped by policemen. At first, Tobe thought they were about to check the driver's documents, but he was wrong. "An officer told me to come down, he started searching me like I was a criminal and told me to pull down my trousers, I was so scared that my mind was racing in different ways, I wasn't wearing anything flashy nor did I have an iPhone or dreads — things they would use to describe me as a yahoo boy," he says.

They couldn't find anything on him and when he tried to defend himself, claiming he had rights, one of the police officers slapped him. "I fell to the ground sobbing but they dragged me by the waist and took me to their van where they collected everything including my phone and the 8,000 Naira I was with."

Luckily for Tobe, they let him go free after 2 hours. "They set me free because they caught another pack of boys who were in a Venza car, but they didn't give me my money completely, they gave me 2,000 Naira for my transport," he says.

It's no news that thousands of Nigerian youth have witnessed incidents like Tobe's — many more worse than his. It's this helpless and seemingly unsolvable situation which prompted the #EndSARS protests. Sparked after a viral video of a man who was shot just because he was driving an SUV and was mistaken as a yahoo boy, the #EndSARS protests saw millions of young Nigerians across several states of the country come out of their homes and march against a system has killed unfathomable numbers of people for invalid or plain stupid reasons. The protests started on October 6th, 2020 and came to a seize after a tragedy struck on October 20th of the same year.

Keep reading... Show less

get okayafrica in your inbox

popular.

Meet Uyi Omorogbe: TikTok's Resident Menace and Founder of Clothing Brand NASO

We spoke with the viral 'Annoying My African Parents' creator about online success and his upcoming brand collab with Converse.