Olayemi Odesanya

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Babyface and New Edition—Oldies, but goodies

Babyface may seem like a quiet, unassuming guy, but put him on a stage and he sets the house on fire with 30 years of hits, from The Deele to After 7, to Paula Abdul, to Karyn White, to Boys II Men, to Bobby Brown to Toni Braxton. Babyface, also known as Kenny Edmonds, is a musician, singer-songwriter and record producer. Over his years of performing, he has won 11 Grammy Awards and has more than 26 Number 1 R&B hits.

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Celebrating Mandela Day in NYC

This past Monday was the 98th birthday of Nelson Mandela.

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African superstar artists performing in Brooklyn

“Naija dey come o!” Friday July 22, 2016, Afro-pop R&B singer Banky W will host the One Africa Festival Concert at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.

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Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival rocks Queens

Dancehall, roots reggae, lover rock, calypso, soca and all meats jerk took over Roy Wilkins park in Queens this past Sunday.

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One Africa Music Festival coming to Brooklyn

People, like myself, who enjoy listening to Afrobeat and Afropop artists are excited about the upcoming concert, One Africa Music Festival, Friday, July 22 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. This concert is presented by Upfront & Personal.

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Third World to headline for Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival

Anyone who enjoys authentic Caribbean food needs to run—not walk—to get tickets to the sixth annual Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival.

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Lem Peterkin, photographer—The Brooklyn exhibit

Beloved long-time New York photographer Lem Peterkin is finally getting his name in lights.

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Summer of festivals

Almost every week in July, there is a festival going on within the five boroughs. In the spirit of Independence Day, this past weekend it was the annual International Arts Festival at the Navy Yard in Brooklyn.

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NYC teens graduate with pride and honor

Along with thousand of students all over the globe, I graduated from high school this past week.

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Roses bloom at celebration of sisterhood

Thursday June 4, 2016 the Respectful Outstanding Sisters of Excellence, or the ROSE, hosted their fourth annual ceremony at St. Francis in Downtown Brooklyn.

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