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Okayafrica Curates A Stage At 'Meet The Africa Center' In Harlem

Okayafrica curates a stage at the all day, all free 'Meet The Africa Center' extravaganza in Harlem, Saturday, September 20th.


This Saturday The Africa Center officially introduces itself to New York with an all-day, all FREE "Meet The Africa Center" extravaganza at the Africa Center's home in Harlem (5th Avenue at 110th Street). Okayafrica is excited to be curating a stage all day (11am-6pm) for the event, where you'll find DJ Birane (Côte d'Ivoire), DJ Underdog, and Rich Medina spinning tunes from all over the continent. Later in the day we'll have live performances from Sierra Leone's Janka Nabay and the Bubu Gang (with special guest Bajah from Bajah + The Dry Eye Crew!), and we'll go out with a bang with Chop & Quench (The FELA! band). Hosting the stage all day is Sahr Ngaujah (star of FELA! on Broadway).

In addition to the Okayafrica Stage, the Africa Center will also have tons of incredible art on hand, including an installation from Nigerian sound artist Emeka Ogboh with some of his danfo bus as well as Beninese conceptual artist Meschac Gaba, dance by The Dance Theater of Harlem, and so much more. See below for more details on the event and follow the Africa Center on twitter and facebook.

The Okayafrica Stage At "Meet The Africa Center" Line Up:

DJ Birane: 11-12pm

DJ Underdog: 12-12:30pm

DJ Rich Medina: 12:30pm-2:30pm

Janka Nabay and the Bubu Gang: 2:30pm-3:45pm

DJ Underdog: 3:45pm-4:45pm

Chop & Quench (the FELA! band): 4:45pm-6:00pm

* Chop & Quench (the FELA! band)

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Photo credits: Deeds Art

Tems Is Just Doing Her Thang In New Music Video 'Crazy Tings'

The Nigerian songstress is hell bent on taking over your summer playlist and it's getting harder to resist.

It has been a fantastic year for Tems. The Nigerian singer, producer, and songwriter achieved a platinum record for eternal banger Essence, her collaboration with fellow Nigerian superstar Wizkid, an MTV EMA nomination for Best African Artist, a billion worldwide video views, and over 350 million audio streams. Not to mention featuring on Canadian rapper Drake's blowout album Certified Lover Boy, the singer has also sold out every show she's booked.

The release of Tems's sophomore EP If Orange Was a Place solidified her place amongst the greats and it was received with gusto by fans and international audiences. A month after the release the Afrobeats singer has graced fans with a sultry music video to go along with equally as tantalizing lead single Crazy Tings. Conceptualized by the multitalented Tems, and directed by UAX, the music video follows a sensual Tems as she sings about needing space from a lying partner.

International audiences continue to rave over the songstress, with Tems delivering an impressive US TV debut on late-night talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live! this month. Essence continues to top international charts. While becoming the official song of the summer, the track peaked on the Billboard 100 Top 10, becoming the most Shazamed song in the United States and was remixed by Canadian musical heavyweight Justin Bieber, becoming the first song written by Nigerian artists to hit No.1 on Urban Radio.

Tems has been producing consistent hits since her debut in September 2020, and a year later, the singer's immense talent is securing her reputation as a world-class superstar.

Check out Tem's music video for single 'Crazy Tings' below

Tems - Crazy Tings (Official Video) www.youtube.com

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