Vanessa Wruble founded Okayafrica in 2011. She has lived and worked in Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Gabon, Sao Tome & Principé, and Equatorial Guinea. She has previously worked as the first international correspondent at Al Gore’s Current TV (now Al Jazeera America), as a Communication Specialist for the United Nations, and as a journalist for several print magazines. She holds Master’s Degrees from NYU in Interactive Media and from The New School for Social Research in Psychology.
Ebola On The Ground, Part 6: The Response
OB Sisay takes us on a step-by-step guide to bringing Sierra Leone’s Ebola outbreak under control.
Ebola On The Ground, Part 3: The Ebola Surveillance Team
Part 3 of the Ebola On The Ground video series follows two District Surveillance Officers as they investigate Freetown's quarantine zones.
The Roots Of… Erykah Badu Discovers Her African Ancestry
Erykah Badu discovers her African ancestry in the latest installment of 'The Roots Of...' series on Okayafrica TV.
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The Roots Of… Flying Lotus Discovers His African Ancestry
Flying Lotus took a DNA test to find out his the roots of his African ancestry. Watch to discover not only his familial ties to Alice and John Coltrane, but also his musical roots in soul makossa.
Ebola On The Ground, Part 5: Tokeh Village
Part 5 of the 'Ebola On The Ground' video series, Tokeh Village, reveals an intimate portrait of a seaside village outside of Freetown, Sierra Leone.
Ebola On The Ground, Part 2: The Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary
Okayafrica & Ebola Deeply's Ebola On The Ground video series looks at economic effects of one of Sierra Leone's biggest tourist attractions.
The Roots Of… The Daily Show’s Wyatt Cenac and Jessica Williams Discover Their African Ancestry
Using a DNA test, the Daily Show's Wyatt Cenac and Jessica Willams discover their African Ancestry for Okayafrica TV along with Gbenga Akinnagbe.
The Roots Of… Michael K. Williams Discovers His African Ancestry
Michael K. Williams AKA Omar from The Wire takes a DNA test and discovers his African Ancestry in 'The Roots Of...' on Okayafrica TV.
Ebola On The Ground, Part 4: The Decontaminator
Part four of Ebola On The Ground reveals an intimate portrait of a footballer who has taken a job as an Ebola Treatment Center hygienist.
Ebola On The Ground: Okayafrica + Ebola Deeply Investigate Sierra Leone’s Epicenter
Okayafrica and Ebola Deeply investigate Sierra Leone's epicenter in the multi-part 'Ebola On The Ground' video series.
‘Finding Fela’ At Sundance: Behind-The-Scenes Gallery
Gallery: Okayafrica joined the Finding Fela entourage last weekend at the Sundance premiere of the Alex Gibney-directed documentary.
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