The Weeknd Sampled Legendary Ethiopian Singer Aster Aweke on ‘False Alarm’
Ethiopian music legend Aster Aweke is sampled on The Weeknd’s second Starboy single, “False Alarm”…
The ‘Ilhan Omar Effect’: How a Somali-American Muslim Woman Candidate is Mobilizing Millennial Voters in Minnesota
Omar is poised to be the first Somali-American elected to a state legislature in the U.S…
Watch a Young & Radical Nelson Mandela in the Political Thriller ‘Mandela’s Gun’ Trailer
‘Mandela’s Gun’ is a political thriller based on Nelson Mandela’s 1962 “African odyssey”…
The Ultimate Guide to Streaming African Movies on Netflix
Marcus Samuelsson on Why He’s Finally Releasing a Red Rooster Cookbook and What Makes Harlem Great
Chef Marcus Samuelsson speaks with Okayafrica on his new cookbook, his new D.C. restaurant, his favorite African street foods and more.
These Images of an African Migrant Boat Reveal an Unfolding Tragedy
In the future we will be judged harshly for the brutality of the current migrant crisis. These images in today’s New York Times show why.
The Weeknd’s ‘Starboy’ Video Gets MTV EMA ‘Best Video’ Nomination Before It’s Actually Been Released
The Weeknd just picked up an MTV EMA ‘Best Video’ nomination for his unreleased “Starboy” video.
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.