Events

Tunde Olaniran Live In DC w/ DJ Underdog

Catch electropop experimentalist Tunde Olaniran live in DC with DJ Underdog


On the heels of releasing his Yung Archetype EP, Tunde Olaniran will be performing with #OKAYAFRICADC's DJ Underdog, rAt, and Mothershiester for the Allied Media Conference fundraiser at Comet Ping Pong on Saturday, April 5 in the nation's capital. The night will feature a live set from Tunde Olaniran and DJ sets from Underdog, rAt, and Mothershiester, as well as a live simulcast to a sister Allied Media Conference party being held in Detroit. The Allied Media Conference is North America's largest gathering of young independent media makers. Attendees in DC at Comet Ping Pong will be able to win prizes and connect virtually to Detroit partiers via the simulcast. Stream Tunde's Yung Archetype EP below and don't miss out on the show!

Interview

Interview: Wavy The Creator Is Ready to See You Now

The multidisciplinary Nigerian-American artist on tapping into all her creative outlets, creating interesting things, releasing a new single and life during quarantine.

A trip canceled, plans interrupted, projects stalled. It is six months now since Wavy the Creator has had to make a stop at an undisclosed location to go into quarantine and get away from the eye of the pandemic.

The professional recording artist, photographer, writer, fashion artist, designer, and evolving creative has been spending all of this time in a house occupied by other creatives. This situation is ideal. At least for an artist like Wavy who is always in a rapid motion of creating and bringing interesting things to life. The energy around the house is robust enough to tap from and infuse into any of her numerous creative outlets. Sometimes, they also inspire trips into new creative territories. Most recently, for Wavy, are self-taught lessons on a bass guitar.

Wavy's days in this house are not without a pattern, of course. But some of the rituals and personal rules she drew up for herself, like many of us did for internal direction, at the beginning of the pandemic have been rewritten, adjusted, and sometimes ditched altogether. Some days start early and end late. Some find her at her sewing machine fixing up thrift clothes to fit her taste, a skill she picked up to earn extra cash while in college, others find her hard at work in the studio, writing or recording music.

Keep reading... Show less

get okayafrica in your inbox

popular.

The 10 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Featuring Wizkid, Alicia Keys x Diamond Platnumz, Manu WorldStar, Maya Amolo, La Dame Blanche and more.