Win VIP Tix To Bonnaroo With Janka Nabay & The Bubu Gang!

Janka Nabay, the one and only king of Sierra Leonian Bubu music is headed to Bonnaroo and he's taking lucky OKA winners with him and The Gang! This is your last minute chance to win a weekend pass (not Thursday) to Manchester, Tennessee's most famous music festival! To win, follow @JankaNabay and @Okayafrica on Twitter and tweet at us "#BubuBonnaroo."  1st place winners will receive 2 VIP access tickets, and 2nd place winners will receive 2 general admission tickets - all tickets are valid Friday through Sunday. We will announce winners via DM tomorrow morning (Thursday June 7). Don't forget to CHECK YOUR DIRECT MESSAGES!

Again, this is your last chance to see St. Vincent, the tUnE yArDs, Radiohead, Black Star, The Roots, Scrillex, Bon Iver, Janka Nabay and the Bubu Gang, and a ton of other acts!

***Tickets are non-transferrable. Tickets cannot be sold.


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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