University of Ghana Petitioners Want Gandhi’s Statue to Be Replaced With African Heroes
Concerned petitioners ask the University of Ghana to erect statues of African heroes and heroines instead of Gandhi—who was a racist.
Voodoo Pussy: Meet Azizaa, the Ghanaian Artist Challenging Western Religion
We talk voodoo, Yoruba spirituality and Beyoncé’s ‘Lemonade’ with Ghanaian singer Azizaa.
Afropreneurs: Fred Apaloo’s Villa Grace is Shaking Up Ghana’s Fine Dining Scene
Okayafrica speaks with Fred Apaloo on how Villa Grace, his boutique dining company, is changing Ghana’s fine dining scene.
How the Beautifully Black Art of Lynette Yiadom-Boakye Inspired Solange’s ‘A Seat At The Table’
British-Ghanaian painter Lynette Yiadom-Boakye has emerged as one of the biggest influences on Solange’s new album, ‘A Seat At The Table’…
Nairobi Style: 2manysiblings’ Thrift Social 8 in Photos
Yaa Gyasi Makes The National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 List for 2016
The best-selling “Homegoing” author has been selected by Ta-Nehisi Coates, the 2015 National Book Award Winner for Nonfiction.
Hear a Full Retrospective of “The Golden Voice of Africa” Pat Thomas’ Ghanaian Highlife & Afrobeat Classics
Strut Records compiles ‘Coming Home,’ a career-long retrospectives of Pat Thomas’ Ghanaian highlife and afrobeat classics 1964-1981.
2manysiblings’ Nairobi Thrift Social Returns With Special Guest, Accra’s DJ Steloolive
Afropreneurs: Essie Bartels Aims to Be West Africa’s Premier Culinary Ambassador with Essiespice
Essie Bartels speaks to Okayafrica on her spice and sauce brand that will soon be in your grocery store’s spice aisle, Essiespice.
How The Salooni Project Has Created a Safe Space for African Women to Love Their Hair
Through their pop-up salon art installation, four Ugandan creatives imagine a future where Afro-textured hair is no longer a painful subject for Black women.
M.anifest’s Music Video for ‘Cupid’s Crooked Bow’ is a Highly Stylized Tale of Lover’s Remorse
Watch the new music video from M.anifest’s fourth studio album ‘Nowhere Cool.’…
Afrobeats Meets Grime in This New Jam From Atumpan & Big Narstie
Meet Hannah Pool, the Woman Behind this Year’s Africa Utopia Festival
We talk to the Eritrean-British writer and fashionista on black classical music and what it’s like putting on a genuine pan-African festival.