OkayAfrica—the online hub of the African New Wave—brings two superstars and one of the top Afrobeat DJs in the world to Damrosch Park for this high-octane party. Drawing on everything from Ghanaian highlife, Ivorian coupé-décalé, and American hip-hop, the Nigerian “Queen of Afrobeats” Yemi Alade (Fader) lights up the stage with power vocals and irrepressible charisma. DJ Maphorisa, the multiplatinum South African producer known for his banging blend of house and Afropop, and New York's own DJ Tunez, known in NYC for his Blackout parties and worldwide for collaborations with Wizkid, Davido, and more, will keep you feeling great all night long. 

“A bonafide superstar.”
Fader on Yemi Alade
“Unites Afrobeat's old and new schools.”
Rolling Stone on DJ Tunez





Amsterdam Ave. and W. 62 St.


  • Wheelchair-accessible seating
    Wheelchair-accessible seating
  • Assistive listening devices
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For guests unable to stand in line due to a disability, please visit the accessible entrance policy.

Assistive listening devices available to borrow at the Information Tent.

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OkayAfrica's Mzansi Heat & Naija Beats

Yemi Alade
DJ Maphorisa
DJ Tunez

Thursday, August 2, 2018 at 7:30 pm Damrosch Park

Seating is first come, first served, and gates open one hour prior to the performance.
Free Show
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