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NO WAHALA WEDNESDAYS

Feelin the hump day slump? Looking for something different to attend than the typical “New” Oakland party scene? Welcome to “No Wahala Wednesday’s”.

Feelin the hump day slump? Looking for something different to attend than the typical “New” Oakland party scene? Welcome to “No Wahala Wednesday’s”.

No Wahala Wednesday’s  –Wahala, a West African slang word meaning troubles/issues – was founded by Jeff, and a coalition of fellow friends and creatives known as the “United Tribes of Africa”. Tired of the same old party scene in Oakland, members of UTA, which consists of,  Amechi “Jeff” (@flygerianjeff), Betelihem Mulubirhan (@queenbeph), Onni Viola Jones (@onniviola),Obi Uwakah (@_0bi), Dominique Berry (@nichellleb), Tamunosaki Higgwe (@osakibomb) and Juan G. (@juang_digging4gold) wanted to create a more cultured movement full of music, dance, food and a sense of community. One noticeable difference at this party is that people ACTUALLY dance. And how can you not? Heavy mixes of Afro-beats spun by resident DJ Juan G, complemented by some of the best DJ’s in the bay offering guest sets, provides party-goers a free-spirited, gritty feel of a basement party, but, at an upscale venue in Old Oakland. The icing on the cake? A real home cooked West African meal with everything from Fufu to Jollof Rice provided by the mother of a friend and “No Wahala Wednesday” supporter, Ronald Odunikan (@oga_psg).

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*Flyer provided by Osagie (@osagiethegreat)

There is never a shortage of events to support and attend in Oakland, but, “No Wahala Wednesday’s” is more than just somewhere to go or a turn up. It’s an experience.

“No Wahala Wednesdays” every Wednesday 10 PM to 2 AM at Liege Spirits Lounge

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