Okay Acoustic: ÌFÉ Performs ‘Bangah (Pico y Palo)’ and Discusses the Song’s Spiritual Roots in the Yoruban Pantheon
The lead singer of ÌFÉ breaks down the Afro-diasporan spiritual dimensions of his song BANGAH (Pico y Palo) and performs an acoustic version that will stir your soul.
The Artist Son of Angola’s President Talks Style and Censorship in Today’s Angola
We spoke to Coréon Dú AKA José Eduardo Paulino dos Santos, the director of Bangalogia, a look at the origins of Angolan style and swagger.
Columbus Day Must Fall
In which we do a close read of the Wall Street Journal’s moronic Columbus Day op-ed.
Ayo Jay’s New Video for ‘Your Number’ Is an Intertextual Masterpiece
Its original release dates back to 2013, three years before America was ready for the melange of Caribbean and African sounds that crowd the charts today.
‘Put Some Respeck On It’ T-Shirts Now Available In The Okayplayer Shop
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.
Behind the Scenes at Sauti Sol’s New York Concert
We went backstage with East Africa’s favorite pop-group, Sauti Sol and their openers Jojo Abot and Vanessa Mdee. Check out our photos.
Review: The Queen of Katwe Transcends the Disney Africa Movie
Lupita Nyong’o, David Oyelowo, a deft director and a handful of amazing child actors make Queen of Katwe a film worth seeing.
One Africa Fest Livestream: Presented by Tidal x Okayafrica
We’ve partnered with TIDAL to livestream the star-studded One Africa Music Fest featuring Wizkid, Tiwa Savage and so many more.
These Are All the 2017 Grammy Award Winners (Updating)
Yes Wizkid, Beyoncé and Kanye are bound to win big in 2017. Follow along for all the winners in the 59th Grammy Awards.
For the Love of It—Nigerian Photographer Andrew Esiebo on How Football Unites Nigeria
The award winning documentary photographer discusses his series ‘For the Love of It’ and explains why only the Super Eagles can unite Nigeria.
Meet The Space-Disco Pioneer Who Just Stole Gabon’s Presidential Elections