Meet the Nigerian Sisters On a Mission to Keep Your Melanin Poppin’ and Protected
Nigerian sisters Chinelo Chidozie and Ndidi Obidoa of Bolden on the importance of developing beauty products that benefit women of color.
7 African Documentaries On Netflix That You Must Watch Right Now
This New Headwrap Collection From Fanm Djanm Is a Breath of Fresh Air
Famn Djanm’s new collection, ‘Sunday Morning Light,’ celebrates the beauty of womanhood in the most effortless way.
How to Break Into the International Film Industry as a South African
We sit down wit Koketso Mbuli, the South African costumer, make-up artist behind films like Roots and Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
‘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.
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.
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.
Phoebe Boswell Reclaims the Voice of the Muse in ‘For Every Real Word Spoken’
Phoebe Boswell’s exhibition undermines the currency of the muse—a woman typically shown as an object rather than possessor of the gaze.
Nigerian Photographer Lubee Abubakar is Taking the Art Scene by Storm
Lubabetu Abubakar discusses her work, motivations and ambitions as well as her experience of transitioning to full-time photography.
These Short Films from Blood Orange’s ‘Freetown Sound’ Are Required Viewing
A closer look at the short films demonstrating Dev Hynes’ many talents, cinematic visions and illuminating vocal presence.
‘No One Can Take Your Story,’ Yinka Ilori On Telling Narratives Through Furniture Design
This Stunning Photo Series Draws Inspiration From Traditional Braids and Ghana’s Krobo Beads
Creative director and model, Nneka Ibeabuchi, shares with us her photo series honoring the classic braids and Ghanaian beads.
This New Fashion Editorial From Ikiré Jones Is an Assault on American Hypocrisy
Ikiré Jones presents their new editorial for their FW17 collection as a call to denounce hypocrisy and embrace hope in America.
You Snooze, You Lose: Tough Lessons for Fashionprenuers Against Fashion Empires
A lawyer specializing in intellectual property law tells us why African designers need to protect their ideas.
Our Tongues Still Move While We Sleep: A Dedication to Spiritual Remembrance and Erotic Existence
A photo essay by a South African visual artist and photographer on the spiritual significance of la bruja.