Les Amazones d’Afrique, a Supergroup For Female Empowerment
The all-female supergroup Les Amazones d’Afrique’s new album, ‘République Amazon,’ is a message of charity, power and unbridled femininity.
The Songs You Need to Hear This Week
The best songs of the week featuring Amadou & Mariam, Sarkodie, Songhoy Blues, P-Square, Tekno & more.
“I Told Her Yene Fikir Just to Dick Her,” This Toronto Singer’s “Habaesha” Video Is ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Ramriddlz, another incarnation of the Drake-sponsored Toronto sound ting is back with the visuals for “Habaesha.”
Ondatrópica Explore the Sounds of 1950s & ’60s Afro-Colombia In Their New Album
In their new album, ‘Baile Bucanero,’ the group Ondatrópica go deep into the Colombian Caribbean and the island of Providencia.
Mo, the British-Gambian Winner of The Voice UK, Has a New EP You Should Check Out
Mo Adeniran, this year’s winner of The Voice UK, has put out the 5-song EP ‘Globetrotter.’…
‘Afro-Portraitism’ Is the New Black Art Movement You Need to Know
Artist and curator, Hamed Maiye, speaks to OkayAfrica on his new project and art movement that explores the complexities of black identity.
Watch the TedX Mogadishu Livestream Here
One of the most exciting events to take place this year, TedX Mogadishu featuring many of our favorite Somali speakers, performers and thinkers is happening right now. Watch here.
Hip-Hop & Kwaito’s Long Love-Hate Relationship
The complex relationship between kwaito and SA hip-hop: collaborations, shots, cross-influences and an undeniable symbiotic relationship.
This Is A Review Where I Write About How I Think ‘DAMN.’ Is Pretty Good—A Classic Perhaps
I’ll go ahead and give Kendrick Lamar’s ‘DAMN.’ 9 and a half of Tupac’s bandanas out of 10.
The Boldness of Ghana’s Fante People Encompass TawiaDesigns’ SS/17 Collection
TawiaDesigns’ SS/17 collection draws inspiration from the art and boldness of the Fante people.
Rachel Dolezal is in South Africa and We Hope She’s Leaving Soon
Dolezal has taken her trans-racial clown show international, touching down in South Africa and perplexing everyone she meets there.
Wangechi Mutu Creates Powerful Guardians of Female Identity in ‘Ndoro Na Miti’
Wangechi Mutu’s latest, ‘Ndoro Na Miti,’ is a fortified safe space for womanhood both in the fantasy and real realms.
10 UK Artists to Watch This Year
Here’s 10 Black British artists to keep an eye out for this year.