Welcome to Vol 88 of The Spread!

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⏳ Trivia Time

Which Asake song became a massive hit in 2022 and featured a distinct blend of Afrobeats and Amapiano, known for its energetic dance beats?

A) Sungba
B) Palazzo
C) Peace Be Unto You

Scroll to the very bottom for the answer.

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Image Courtesy of OBI's House

OBI's House: A Dynamic Cultural Movement where Music, Fashion, and Dance Collide

OBI's House is a cultural movement combining music, fashion, and dance, partnering with Platoon. OBI’s House attracts music lovers and artists to Hard Rock Cafe, Lagos for an every Monday night party, showcasing emerging African talents thereby influencing mainstream culture. Watch artists like Ladipoe, Niniola, and Khaid and witness the profound impact of African sounds and talent in mainstream culture.

Wondering what to do this week? 🇬🇧

We’ve got you covered with the coolest afrocentric happenings around London. Get out there, meet some new faces, and soak up all the experiences.

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What We're...

📰 Reading: How to serve the global African entrepreneur. An article written and published by Yinka Adegoke via Semafor.

📺 Watching: Pelumi Nubi's interview with Channels Television. She talks about what inspired her solo trip and the dramatic journey from London to Lagos.

🎧 Listening to: ‘POLO’ by rising Nigerian artist and self-producer Kemuel.

🎟️ Booking: Live Art Experience with Ogen Oseigbu. This is a chance to engage in conversations and connect with the artist first-hand, and an opportunity to collect affordable original pieces of Ogen’s art.

👀 Eyeing: Native 1018, the rising streetwear label latest drop in collaboration with multi-talented artist Monk.E_One. This collaboration merges fashion and artistry, featuring garments crafted from sustainable upcycled fabrics.

Image Courtesy of Native 1018

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A) Sungba
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