The Weeknd Enlists Daft Punk for the First Single Off His Amharic-Inspired Album
The Weeknd releases the title track from his forthcoming album “Starboy” featuring Daft Punk.
Did The Weeknd Jack Wizkid’s Name for His New Album ‘Starboy’?
Abel Tesfaye aka The Weeknd’s new album title ‘Starboy’ is the exact same as Wizkid’s long-used name. Coincidence?
Here’s An Ethiopian Cover of ‘Controlla’
Ras Nebyu—a Washington, DC-based Ethiopian rapper—steps up to the plate to handle this freestyle remix of “Controlla.”…
Exclusive Interview with Ethiopian Marathon Runner in Exile, Feyisa Lilesa
Rio 2016 silver medalist and Ethiopian marathon runner, Feyisa Lilesa, speaks with Okayafrica on his political exile.
Four African Paralympians Ran the 1500 Meters Faster Than Their Able-Bodied Counterparts
Algerian, Kenyan and Ethiopian visually impaired runners outperform Olympians. The Ethiopian crosses fists in solidarity with Oromo protests.
The 5 Best Mulatu Astatke Samples in Hip-Hop
We break down the 5 best samples of Mulatu Astatke’s Ethio-jazz in hip-hop, featuring tracks from Nas, Damian Marley, Cut Chemist and more.
Protesters Barge into Ethiopian Embassies in London & Stockholm
Were these protests coordinated?
You Need to Hear This New Ethiopian Beat Tape From Ras G & Azla Vegan
LA-based producer Ras G and Azla Vegan share a mixtape that blends the vintage sounds of Ethiopia with head-nodding beat work.
The Weeknd Says Amharic “Will Definitely Be Key” On His New Album
The Weeknd aka Abel Tesfaye opened up about the large influence his Ethiopian heritage will have on his new record in an interview with VMAN.
Kiswahili to Become an Official Language of the East African Community
The widely spoken East African language has also been adopted in schools this academic year.
Another Ethiopian Runner Follows in Feyisa Lilesa’s Footsteps in Solidarity with the Oromo People
Ebisa Ejigu of Toronto gestured in solidarity with the Oromo people as he won the SSQ Quebec City Marathon Sunday.
Afropreneurs: Meet Xiomara Rosa-Tedla Behind Handmade Ethiopian Leather Bag Line UnoEth
In this third installment, Okayafrica speaks with Xiomara Rosa-Tedla, co-founder of father-daughter business, UnoEth, specializing in high-quality, handmade leather goods sourced from Ethiopia.
Ethiopia on the Precipice: The Regime’s Armor Has Been Pierced
Olympic medalist Feyisa Lelisa showed solidarity at Rio 2016 with Oromo and Amhara protesters demanding democracy. What’s next for Ethiopia?