UPDATE Winners Announced! Win A Signed Copy of The Roots' undun From OKA


CONGRATULATIONS to Ryan Trinidad, Tawanda Shannon, Cedric Reynoso, Starr Lopez, and Marcus Keys for winning our contest — they'll each get a signed copy of undun!


undun is coming (12/6!), you can pre-order it on iTunes now but if you wanna one-up your homies (we all do) the Okay fam is giving you a shot at winning one of 5 signed copies of  The Roots' brand new CD.

All's you gotta do is sign up for the Okayafrica and Okayplayer e-mail lists, below. Don't fret, we don't spam — we'll only send the best in music cuts, album releases, tour dates, special concerts, and contests (like this one). We'll email the winners on 12/7 — make sure to check your inboxes!



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.

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