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Here's Where You Can Live Stream Wizkid's Coachella 2018 Performance

Watch Wizkid's Coachella live performance right here on OkayAfrica.

Update: 4/20: Wizkid's weekend 2 Coachella set is scheduled for Saturday, April 21 at 2:50-3:35 p.m. PST on the Coachella Stage.

Update 4/14: Wizkid has cancelled his performance at Weekend 1 citing visa issues with his band. Coachella confirmed he will not be performing this weekend but will be present for Weekend 2. See the tweets below


Wizkid keeps making our weekend better and better. He just released three new tracks, and is set to perform twice at Coachella this year.

The Nigerian artist's first performance will be Saturday afternoon (April 14), but don't start selling your belongings for a plane ticket to California just yet, Wizkid's set will be streamed live.


You can catch it on Coachella's YouTube channel at 6.35PM EST this Saturday.

Make sure you tune in, because Wizkid's been hinting at having some surprise guests during his performances. He tweeted earlier this year that he'd be "bringing out everybody."

Coachella will be streaming most of the artists performing during its first weekend, including Beyoncé, Black Coffee, The Weeknd and more. The second weekend of the festival (April 20-22) will not be streamed live.

In the meantime, you can see the entire weekend's streaming schedule right here.

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Influential Louis Vuitton And Off-White Designer Virgin Abloh, Dies at 41

The popular Ghanian-American designer had been battling a rare form of cancer in private for several years.

The fashion industry has lost a talented, unique, and boundary-pushing influence this weekend.

41-year-old Ghanianian-American designer Virgil Abloh has died after a 2 year battle with a rare form of cancer, a statement from his associates LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton said on Sunday. Abloh, founder of luxury streetwear brand Off-White, and artistic director of men's wear at French fashion house Louis Vuitton leaves his wife Shannon, and 2 children - Lowe and Grey. Chairman and CEO of LVMH Bernard Arnault said in a statement, "We are all shocked after this terrible news. Virgil was not only a genius designer, a visionary, he was also a man with a beautiful soul and great wisdom." "The LVMH family joins me in this moment of great sorrow, and we are all thinking of his loved ones after the passing of their husband, their father, their brother, or their friend," he added.

After the news broke on Sunday, Abloh started trending on Twitter, with fans of the designer remembering his influence on music, art, and fashion. The 1990s saw Abloh DJ and the creative director once told The Guardian in a 2016 interview, "When the phone is off, I play my favorite songs really loud for myself, and I'm not talking to anyone. I'm not managing anything. It's just like a time when I can listen to music… I'll be DJing after I'm done designing or doing anything else." Virgil got his hands into designing album artworks after strumming up a friendship with American rapper Kanye West before becoming the creative director of West's DONDA Creative House. More recently known for his creative streetwear brand 'Off-White' the designer became popular among fashion-conscious youngsters and will forever be immortalized.

A statement posted to Abloh's Instagram explained that "Virgil chose to endure his battle privately since his diagnosis in 2019, undergoing numerous challenging treatments, all while helming several significant institutions that span fashion, art, and culture"

Friends, fans, and colleagues took to social media to share their well-wishes for Virgil as he transitions to his next destination.



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