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.
11 Samples From ‘Éthiopiques’: A Brief History of Ethio-Jazz Cultural Exchange
11 songs that sample from the golden age of Ethiopian jazz featuring Mulatu Astatke, Nas, K’naan, Madlib, Jay Z and more.
Before They Were Famous: Watch This Rare Clip of The Weeknd at an Early Studio Session
A recently unearthed clip shows The Weeknd during his earlier days.
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.
Chinese Open New Railway from Djibouti to Ethiopia
A Chinese-funded transnational rail line is now running from Djibouti City to Addis Abba.
This Ethiopian Woman Just Shattered A Long-Distance Running Record
Ethiopian runner, Genzebe Dibaba ran the fastest 2000m ever last night at Spain’s Miting International de Catalunya. This is her sixth world record.
Bob Marley In Africa
A brief history of Bob Marley’s time in Africa.
Wanna Hear Grime Verses Over Afrobeat Tracks? This ‘Afrogrime’ EP Has You Covered
French producer Ozferti mixes classic UK grime bars from with Nigerian afrobeat on his ‘Afrogrime’ EP.
These 10 Photos Offer a Taste of the Upcoming Addis Foto Fest
Abel On Abel: Ethiopia’s Absence On The Weeknd’s ‘Starboy’ & Other Thoughts
Abel Tesfaye remarked that Amharic would “definitely be key” on his next Weeknd record. It’s not.
The Weeknd is Helping Bring Back the Ancient Ethiopian Language of Ge’ez
9 African Footwear Brands You Need In These Streets