Essence: The Roots Celebrates the Motherland with 24-DJ Set and Discussion


The Roots crew continues bringing dope content to the masses via their Two One Five Entertainment production company. On Monday, May 25, The Root and The Bridge, executive produced by Tina Farris and Suede, launched #TheRootsAfricaDay.

The event was a 24-hour livestream celebration of Africa and the diaspora, featuring a DJ set with DJ Soupa Model (Nigeria), Poison Ivy the DJ (Kenya), Batida (Angola), Questlove (of course) and others. Supermodel, activist and philanthropist Naomi Campbell kicked off the event. ESSENCE hosted a Facebook watch party with a peek into the experience.

One of the highlights of #TheRootsAfricaDay was “The Bridge: A Discussion in the Diaspora” co-hosted by Tina Farris and Black Thought. They interviewed Tobe Nwigwe (Nigerian American), Mereba (Ethiopian American), Bobi Wine (Uganda) and Nasty C (South Africa), four heavy-hitting lyrists who use their music and platforms to move the culture forward. (read more here)

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