Antoinette is a first-generation Nigerian with an interest in the intersections of media, African youth, arts, and the diaspora. Growing up in the diverse D.C. suburb of Silver Spring, Md. shaped her worldview regarding the importance of storytelling and its unique role in preserving culture. Before joining Okayafrica, she was the Weekend Argus’ visiting reporter in Cape Town, South Africa. She holds a master’s degree specializing in interactive journalism and magazine writing from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.
This Week In Photos: Amarachi Nwosu
OkayAfrica contributor Amarachi Nwosu shares photos from an editorial that reshapes the notion of gender norms through imagery.
In Photos: Meet Nigeria’s First Skate Crew—WAFFLES N CREAM
We catch up with contributor Amarachi Nwosu on the inspiration and process behind her photo essay featuring Nigeria’s first skate crew.
The Warm, Welcoming Senegalese Coast Shines Through Sophie Zinga’s ‘Hibiscus’ Collection
Photographer Florence Ngala and Sengalese designer Sophie Zinga collaborate for a gorgeous fashion editorial.
Best of 2016
The 16 Best Viral Dance Videos of 2016
Okayafrica gives you the best viral African dance videos of the year that you’ll be sure to dance along with.
#BuyBlack: 25 Black Businesses to Support on Black Friday
It’s about that time to put your money where your mouth is and #BuyBlack this Friday.
Fred Martins’ New Series Honors the Struggles of African Liberation
Nigerian visual artist Fred Martins’ new series for Black History Month celebrates past African heroes who stood against colonialism.
This Week In Photos: Brendern Denousse
Kenyan photographer and music producer, Brendern Denousse, shares his photo collaboration with Michael Soi and Urbstrt.
This German Music Video Is Channeling 90s R&B to Perfection
German singer Ace Tee sets the bar high for 2017 cool with her 90s inspired music video for the track, “Bist tu down?”…
The Nigeria Women’s Bobsled Team Is Making History
Okayafrica speaks with the history making ladies who make up the first Olympic bobsled team for Nigeria (and Africa).
The Limit(less) Project Explores Black Love Beyond the Norm with 4 Queer African Women
In Photos: The Faces of the 5th Annual Black Comic Book Festival
A closer look of the Schomburg Center’s 5th Annual Black Comic Book Festival in photos.
Best of 2016
The Best African Memes of 2016
Laugh with us into 2017 with our best African memes of 2016.
16 Articles To Help You Wrap Your Head Around Fidel Castro’s Complex Legacy
These 16 articles will get you started on understanding the complex perspectives surrounding Fidel Castro’s legacy.