Meet Ivorian Fashion Photographer Dadi—the Leading Voice of Young Abidjan Creatives
We catch up with Côte d’Ivoire’s Kouamé Aka Aboubakhr Thierry, also known as Dadi, on his photography work.
#Goals: Bolanle Austen-Peters Is the Woman Behind West End’s First Nigerian Musical
In Conversation with Ivorian Artist Laetitia Ky on Building Whimsical Hair Sculptures and Confidence
We catch up with Ivorian artist Laetitia Ky on her natural hair journey, Afrofuturism, building confidence and more.
The TED Talk Questionnaire: Walé Oyéjidé of Ikiré Jones Is Preparing for TED by Listening to Kendrick
The socially conscious fashion designer takes us through the process of preparing a TED talk and tells us what he listens to to bolster his swagger.
An African In Need: How I Learned to Stop the Self-Hate and Love My Africanness
In this personal essay, Joan Erakit opens up on her continued struggle with her identity as an African living in the diaspora.
3 Alternative History Timelines That Are Way Better Than ‘Confederate’
In light of the controversy around HBO’s new show ‘Confederate,’ this contributor gives us better timelines that should be picked up instead.
Out of Africa: Afro-Guyanese Fashionista Janelle Grimmond Showcases Pieces Inspired By the Continent
NextGen: Isaiah Wakoli’s Stimulating Art Is Inspired by Color’s Interaction with Human Behavior
Kenyan artist Isaiah Wakoli looks to his experience living with color synesthesia as inpsiration for his digital art.
Koleka Putuma Is the Groundbreaking New Voice of South African Poetry
Koleka Putuma doesn’t play by the rules in her debut anthology.
NextGen: Jeff Manning’s Soulful Digital Portraits Depict a Surreal Subconscious
We catch up with Philadelphia-based graphic artist, Jeff Manning, on how his work illustrates the beauty of the black mind.
NextGen: Judie Mozie’s Journey As an Emerging Artist Is an Example of Fearless Individuality
For Nigerian visual artist and director Judie Mozie, she wants to encourage Africans to embrace and celebrate all facets of their identities.
In Conversation with Sarah Diouf on Her Fashion Label ‘Tongoro’ and Being a Young African Creator
The self-identified “child of Africa” speaks about her creative process, her influences, and some of the challenges she’s faced as a young African designer.
This Kenyan Artist Imagines Sending the Maasai People Into Space
We spoke with visual artist, Jacque Njeri about how her art fuses elements of the present with the past and future.
NextGen: Olalekan Jeyifous Confronts Social Issues in His Architectural Dystopias
We take an in-depth look at Olalekan Jeyifous’ art and how his work fuses architecture and Afrofuturist narratives to critique social issues.
The Bald and the Beautiful: African Women Tell Us Why They Did the Big Chop
We talk to five African women with short hair about why they decided to cut it all off.