OK Naledi is an Afro House music project created by Queer, Motswana Canadian musician Naledi Sunstrum.
Traditional sub-Saharan clean guitar lines, classic deep bass, movement-inspiring beats and that iconic, driving Afro House tempo – these are the pieces that define OK Naledi.
Emerging on the Ottawa music scene in February 2022, OK Naledi has already had incredible performance opportunities and support. From Bluesfest to a Pride Mainstage performance, opening for JulyTalk at HOPE Summerfest to an Axé World Fest performance at the National Arts Centre as well as a Nomination for Newcomer of the Year at the Capital Music Awards – OK Naledi is presenting themselves as an exciting artist to keep tabs on.
“There is a lot of complexity when it comes to being a visibly Queer, biracial, womxn, artist who grew up predominantly in Botswana, while creating music in a Western demographic. It’s important for diasporic marginalized folks to stay connected to their heritage and roots and to push back from the ongoing pressure to assimilate and fit in. This pandemic and all its boil over moments exacerbated the importance of nurturing identity and infusing it in my music. OK Naledi is my way of doing this proudly, powerfully and consistently.” – Naledi Sunstrum