'The Walking Dead' actress and 'Eclipsed' playwright Danai Gurira is absolutely radiant in the latest issue of Harper’s Bazaar.
Twitter turned into a support group of sorts this week with trending hashtag #BlackSalonProblems. ...
Classmates of graduating high school senior Mike Tertsea raised money to fly out his mom from Benue State, Nigeria for…
An exchange between Saint Record founder Solange and an Internet troll underscores a larger debate within African literary circles.
On May 25 countries throughout Africa and its diaspora celebrate the establishing of the Organisation of African Unity.
Zandile Tisani's short film spotlights the pan-African street styles of the Johannesburg suburb.
The 13th edition of the 2016 African Film Festival launches May 26 between Morocco and Spain.
Nigerian entrepreneur Taofick Okoya is bringing his "Queens of Africa" doll line to the U.S.
Listen to Bacardi House founder DJ Spoko’s new album, 'BACARDIXVILP'...
Recording live from Cape Town, Yasiin Bey & Ferrari Sheppard share "Tall Sleeves" under their Dec. 99th moniker.
14 Mind-Blowing Images From Aida Muluneh’s Solo Exhibition
Ethiopian photographer Aida Muluneh's 'The World is 9' is now on view at David Krut Projects NYC.
Photographing The Streets Of Addis
Ethiopian photographer Girma Berta takes us inside his ongoing Instagram project.
Cinema Africa: Ethiopian Legend Haile Gerima On His Civil Rights Masterpiece, ‘Ashes And Embers’
Legendary Ethiopian filmmaker Haile Gerima sits down with Okayafrica to talk the re-release of his 1982 film 'Ashes and Embers.'...
Debo Band Reimagine Vintage Ethiopian Sounds Through Funk & Soul In ‘Ere Gobez’
'Ere Gobez,' is an experimental mash-up of 1970s & 80s Ethiopian sounds from Debo Band.
African Artists Take Over NYC: Okayafrica’s Guide To Armory Weekend
It’s a big weekend for African artists in New York City. Here’s everything you should know to get you through Armory Week.
‘Zelalem,’ An EP & Vintage Ethiopian Folk Mixtape From Producer Mikael Seifu
Ethiopian beatmaker Mikael Seifu shares his new EP 'Zelalem' and a 50-minute vintage Ethiopian folk mixtape.
Ethiopian R&B Singer Mélat’s Dreamlike Video For ‘Twenty Ten’
Ethiopian R&B singer Mélat shares the music video for "Twenty Ten," off her latest EP 'It Happens So Fast,' produced by Pha the Phenom.
Cinema Africa: Miguel Llansó On Directing Ethiopia’s Post-Apocalyptic Sci-fi Film, ‘Crumbs’
Okayafrica sits down with Miguel Llanso, the director of the Ethiopian post-apocalyptic sci-fi film, 'Crumbs.'...
Everyday Photos From The Horn Of Africa
Somali artist Mustafa Saeed on how smartphones and Instagram are being used to challenge a single-narrative of the Horn of Africa.
Kendrick Helped Popularize It, But We Need To Talk About The Complicated Ethiopian History Of ‘Negus’
Kendrick Lamar helped popularize it.
Bob Marley In Africa
A brief history of Bob Marley’s time in Africa.
120 Years After The Battle Of Adwa, A Documentary Remembers The History Of Italy In Ethiopia
A fascinating new documentary explores the Italian occupation of Ethiopia from 1935-1941.
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.