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Yasiin Bey LIVE FROM AFRICA: Streaming Exclusively On Okayafrica & Okayplayer

Yasiin Bey LIVE FROM AFRICA is streaming exclusively on Okayafrica/Okayplayer on Friday, January 17th, 5:30pm EST.


WATCH YASIIN BEY: LIVE FROM AFRICA

Earlier this week Yasiin Bey (f.k.a. Mos Def) unveiled he'll be releasing new material this Friday to celebrate the 72nd birthday of the champ Muhammad Ali. We don't know too much– but we do now have confirmation that Yasiin Bey: LIVE FROM AFRICA is streaming exclusively on Okayafrica and Okayplayer.  That's right, tomorrow, January 17th, the artist formerly known as Mos Def will be performing “3 New Yasiin Bey Exclusives” on the continent (the location of which will be disclosed at the end of the performance), and we’ll be hosting the stream here on Okayafrica as well as over on Okayplayer when it all goes down. Special special thanks to Shiba Melissa Mazaza and all her hard work putting this together! Catch the new trailer below and tune in to this post tomorrow at 5:30pm EST to watch the live stream of Yasiin Bey LIVE FROM AFRICA.

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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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