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Win Tix to Swiss Chris' Sunday Jam Sessions w/Bajah + the Dry Eye Crew, Jessica Care Moore, DJ Johnny Juice (Public Enemy), + more!


This Sunday Bajah + the Dry Eye Crew will be playing a live rehearsal before their upcoming tour with Nneka. Presented by S.W.I.S.S. (Saving With Instruments, Samples and Soundz) they will be joined with an all-star line up (see below). Win 2 tickets by following us on twitter @okayafrica and tweet at us using #bdec.

S.W.I.S.S. (Saving With Instruments, Samples and Soundz) presents SUNDAY JAM SESSIONS w/

Bajah + the Dry Eye Crew (Sierra Leone)

Swiss Chris (drummer w/ John Legend, Kanye West, Snoop Dogg, Sir Elton John + more)

Jessica Care Moore (poet + author/ Def Poetry Jam)

William B. Johnson (Bucket player/ Rihanna/ Alicia Keys)

DJ Johnny Juice (Public Enemy)

VJ Mark Hines (Marksmen/ Jill Scott/ 50 Cents)

Where & When:

Sunday, March 4, 7pm - 1am

Bamboo @ 24 First Ave (btw 1st and 2nd Street)

Door: $10 donation

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Amaarae Breaks Down Her Hits In OkayAfrica's New Video Series 'Decoded'

In Decoded, our favorite African artists dive deep into their music, lyrics and share notable behind-the-scenes moments.

We're launching Decoded, our brand new pop-up style video series featuring the latest, buzzing African artists' music and influences.

We kick things off with Ghanaian-American singer-songwriter-producer Amaarae who has been making waves with the release of her debut album, The Angel You Don't Know.

In our first-ever Decoded episode, Amaarae breaks down hit songs like "Trust Fund Baby", "Jumping Ship" with Kojey Radical as well as her Southern rap musical influences. She also mentions being inspired by an op-ed that she penned for OkayAfrica in 2019, and her mother's role in helping her coin the album title The Angel You Don't Know.

When all is said and done, Amaarae just wants to give other young women "an option not to have to be the archetypal female African artist, and give them an opportunity to expand all of their possibilities, explore all the different genres, and still be successful and get this money." Amen to that!

Check out our first episode of Decoded with Amaarae below.

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