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.
Asmoah Gyan Built an Astroturf Football Pitch for His Alma Mater
Amid rumors that Asamoah Gyan is joining Reading FC, new photos of his football pitch for Accra Academy emerge.
This Year’s Chale Wote Street Art Festival Shows It’s Getting Bigger and Better
Ghanaian photographer Ofoe Amegavie takes Okayafrica inside Accra’s Chale Wote Street Art Festival 2016 through his lens.
‘Homegoing’ Author Yaa Gyasi Chats with Trevor Noah on the Thread that Unites Africans & African Americans
“I really wanted this to be a story about the diaspora as a family.”…