6/15/24 O&A NYC DANCE REVIEW: DanceAfrica 47

By Walter Rutledge

Memorial Day weekend maybe the unofficial start of summer, but in the Fort Green section of Brooklyn that weekend was the official start of DanceAfrica 47! The four-day festival celebrates the diverse cultures of Africa and their diasporic descendants. The area surrounding the historic Brooklyn Academy of Music was transformed into the DanceAfrica Bazaar- a global marketplace. The bazaar features over one hundred and fifty vendors from around the world, offering African, Caribbean, and African American food, crafts, and fashion. Continue reading

5/25/24 O&A NYC GOING BACK TO AFRICA WITH WALESTYLEZ: Kizz Daniel – Showa

Kizz Daniel the renowned Nigerian music prodigy and songwriter, leaves an impression on listeners with his exciting song  Showa. Continue reading

4/13/24 O&A NYC GOING BACK TO AFRICA WITH WALESTYLEZ: Shallipopi – Wet on Me ft. Zerry DL

Shallipopi has gained a lot of attention in the music industry after the release of his new song, Wet On Me. In which Zerry DL devoted a spotlight to him. Continue reading

3/13/24 O&A NYC GOING BACK TO AFRICA WITH WALESTYLEZ: Aya Nakamura – Hypé feat. Ayra Starr

Aya Danioko  known by her stage name Aya Nakamura, is a French pop artist. Nakamura published her music online, gaining a following with Karma and J’ai mal. Dembo Camara, a long-time friend, became her producer and manager. Continue reading

2/17/24 O&A NYC GOING BACK TO AFRICA WITH WALESTYLEZ: Flavour – Big Baller

Nigerian highlife artist Flavour has released his much-anticipated single Big Baller.Big Baller is the lead single on the Flavour’s upcoming album, African Royalty. Continue reading

2/6/24 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Usher ft. Pheelz – Ruin

Usher and Pheelz have teamed up for the music video Ruin. Described as an Afrobeats and Amapiano-infused R&B track  the Pheelz produced tune finds the two musicians wondering where a promising romance took a turn for the worst. Continue reading

1/6/23 O&A NYC GOING BACK TO AFRICA WITH WALESTYLEZ: Tems – Me and U

Me & U is by Afrobeat artist Tems and released through RCA Records.Written and produced by both Guilty Beatz and Tems, It marks her first solo body of work since her extended play  If Orange Was a Place. Continue reading

11/18/23 O&A NYC GOING BACK TO AFRICA WITH WALESTYLEZ: Asake & H.E.R. – Lonely At The Top (Acoustic)

YBNL star Asake has released the official video for an acoustic remix of his single Lonely At The Top with R&B artistH.E.R.Produced by Blaisebeatz, the original song was released as part of the singer’s Work of Art album in June 2023. Continue reading

11/11/23 O&A NYC GOING BACK TO AFRICA WITH WALESTYLEZ: Davido – Unavailable Sean Paul and DING DONG Remix – ft. Musa Keys

Nigerian music mogul, singer, songwriter, Afrobeat maestro and Grammy Award winner Davido releases a vibrant visual for his smash track Unavailable with Sean Paul and Ding Dong remix. Continue reading

10/27/23 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Tyla – Water

Water is by South African Pop artist Tyla released through Fax and Epic Records on July 28, 2023 as the lead single from her upcoming debut EP. The song went viral with a dance challenge on Tik Tok and made Tyla the youngest-ever South African and the first South African soloist in 55 years to enter the US Billboard 100. Continue reading