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This Is What Wizkid's Starboy Pop-Up in New York City Looked Like

The afrobeats star debuted his Starboy merch exclusively at REIGN.

Wizkid had a show-stopping weekend at One Africa Fest in New York City, but kicked it off by first showing fans love at his Starboy Pop-Up in the Meatpacking District Saturday afternoon.

The afrobeats star debuted his Starboy merchandise collection at REIGN, the retail shop that has the threads on lock exclusively for purchase. Supporters and tastemakers gathered to peruse and support the line's three t-shirts, hoodie, bomber jackets, bandanas, stickers, badges, posters, pins and Starboy cups.

The event was definitely a vibe—the positive connection Wizkid has with his fans is infectious. Take a look at images from the pop-up, shot by Samuel Kwame Osei, below.


Photo by Samuel Kwame Osei.

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21 Amapiano Songs By Artists From Outside South Africa To Stream Right Now

21 amapiano songs from Nigeria, the UK, Mozambique, Namibia, Kenya and Tanzania to stream right now.

By now, it's an open secret that amapiano is being produced outside of South Africa where it originates. Nigerian producers and artists, mostly, have embraced the sound and are creating and releasing their own interpretations of amapiano and amapiano-inspired songs.

The songs have resulted in cross-cultural sounds and collaborations that, in their own way, serve to unite, celebrate and foster an exchange of the electrifying music scenes that exist throughout the continent. As a result, these fusions have seen a number people casually refer to them as "Afropiano, Afro-amapiano etc" or "gengepiano" (gengetone with amapiano).

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President Joe Biden Ends Trump's Muslim Travel Ban

President Joe Biden has done away with the 2017 Muslim travel ban enforced by the former Trump administration. The travel ban included several African and Middle Eastern countries.