A Film About Japan’s First Black Samurai Is Currently In Development
Lionsgate is developing a new action-drama film based on the story of Yasuke, the first black samurai.
OkayAfrica’s 100 Women
OkayAfrica’s 100 Women is our first annual look at the women making an impact on the African continent and in the diaspora. From the biggest names in culture to young up-and-comers, we’ve got ’em.
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.
Angolan Awakening: Ikonoklasta Doubles Down in his Fight for Change
The controversial Angolan rapper Ikonoklasta AKA Luaty Beirão looks ahead to a revolutionary life after prison.
Tips for American Journalists from African Journalists
African journalists give their American colleagues tips on how to operate under vindictive regimes.
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.
This Angolan Singer Is Recreating Classic Semba Songs With a Twist
Toty Sa’Med wants to introduce a new generation to the classic sounds of semba—the prototypical genre at the heart of modern Angolan music.
These 3 Models With Short Afros Will Walk in This Year’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show
This is for every black girl who wondered why they didn’t see girls with short hair like theirs on TV.
Relive the Magic of Angola’s Golden Age of Music in This New Batida Remix
Producer Batida revisits the sounds of 1970s Angolan group Os Bongos’ alluring guitars in this new remix of “Kazucuta.”…
Boddhi Satva, DJ Satelite & Fredy Massamba are Portrayed as Beautiful Women in this Genre-Bending Video for ‘Xe Mana Bella’
Watch the music video for Boddhi Satva, DJ Satelite and Fredy Massamba’s new afro-house joint “Xe Mana Bella.”…
Africa In Your Earbuds
AFRICA IN YOUR EARBUDS #73: DOTORADO PRO
Teenage producer Dotorado Pro showcases his deep Angolan afro-house style in a new Africa In Your Earbuds mixtape.
7 Traditional African Sports that Should Be in the Olympics
What if these traditional sports were part of #Rio2016?
Miss Tati Turns an Empty Swimming Pool Into the Perfect Dance Floor in ‘Again and Again’
Portuguese-Angolan singer Miss Tati and her dancers take over a huge empty pool in the new music video for “Again and Again.”…