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This Is What Rotimi's 'Walk With Me' EP Listening Party Looked Like

The Nigerian singer held an intimate listening party on the eve of the release of his new EP, 'Walk With Me,' at Brooklyn's Okay Space.

Walk With Me, Rotimi's new and highly anticipated EP, dropped Friday—giving us a seven-track peek into who the singer and actor truly is sonically.

The night before, the Nigerian-American crooner gathered over 100 tastemakers and day-one supporters to Brooklyn's Okay Space—the shared gallery space between Okayplayer and OkayAfrica—for an intimate listening party celebrating the release, as well as his music video for "Love Riddim" which also dropped this week.

The night was simply a vibe—folks enjoyed libations and bites from The Suya Guy, with sounds by DJ Tunez. Rotimi opened the gathering up with a thoughtful prayer, with the music video reveal to follow. The singer then walked the audience through each track from Walk With Me, opening up about the creative process of how each track came to life.

Following, Rotimi engaged in an even more in-depth Q+A session with OkayAfrica's arts and culture editor, Antoinette Isama, where he touched on his experience touring with Wizkid back in 2011, his thoughts on the continued rise in popularity afrobeats is having in mainstream music, his hopes for the future and more. Tunez then ran the EP back when the party ensued, as the project is full of tracks that are worthy of being on repeat.

Listen to Walk With Me below, and be sure to take a look at photos from the listening party by Nerdscarf Photography.

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Video: Rotimi On Growing Up As a First-Generation Nigerian Immigrant & His New Afrobeats-Inspired EP

We sit down with the Nigerian singer and actor for our latest installment of 'Moments With'

You may know Rotimi from his role in the Starz hit show 'Power,' but you should also get to know his afrobeats-inspired music.

We sit down with the Nigerian singer and actor and talk to him about growing up in a Nigerian household in New Jersey and how his mother pushed him to do music. Plus, we get the dish on his buzzing new single "Love Riddim," which is already at over a million plays on Spotify, and how it was created. Rotimi's upcoming EP, Walk With Me, is due out May 24.

Watch below.

Moments With: Rotimi youtu.be

Moments With is a cross-brand series between Okayplayer and OkayAfrica, bringing viewers in for an intimate moment with some of the most iconic names and people to watch in entertainment.

Credits:

Producers | Kam Tambini & Greg Poole

Editor | Israel Nava

Cinematographer | Sam Henriques

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