From Ubuntu to Xenophobia: What It’s Like to be Black and Foreign in South Africa
As xenophobic rhetoric re-appears in South Africa, we take a look at what it means to be on the other side of the hate.
The Dark Skin I Am In: On Learning To Love My Melanin
How one woman went from feeling ashamed of her complexion to loving the the skin she was in. Thanks in no small part to Lupita Nyong’o.
This Photo Series Documents a Group of Female Circumcisers Turned Fashion Mentors
Osborne Macharia’s latest photo series, Magadi, honors the Kenyan women who abandoned their practice of female circumsicion to become fashion mentors for young girls in their community.
Aboard the East African Soul Train, a Traveling Artist Residency on the Kenyan Railways
East African Soul Train (E.A.S.T) is an annual traveling residency that brings together artists while traveling the historic Kenya-Uganda railway tracks.
OkayAfrica’s 100 Women
OkayAfrica’s 100 Women is our first annual look at the women making an impact on the African continent and in the diaspora. From the biggest names in culture to young up-and-comers, we’ve got ’em.
These Somali-Kenyan Herders Ran After and Captured Two Cheetahs
The Cheetah is earth’s fastest moving land animal. Or is it?
This Week In Photos: Brendern Denousse
Kenyan photographer and music producer, Brendern Denousse, shares his photo collaboration with Michael Soi and Urbstrt.
Kenya’s Boniface Mwangi Talks Activism, Shading the Deputy President and Running for Political Office
“UnBounded” gives rare insight into the life and times of photo-activist and Magnum Foundation Fellow, Boniface Mwangi.
The First NBO Film Festival Is Well Underway Featuring the Best of Kenyan Cinema
The festival in it’s first year is showcasing the likes of award winning films, ‘Kati Kati,’ ‘Pumzi’ and more.
Fatoumata Diawara: “It’s Up to Us to Bring Africa to the World”
In a new interview, Fatoumata Diawara discusses adapting Malian music for the Twitter generation and her upcoming album.
This Kenyan Couple’s $1 Wedding Is #RelationshipGoals
This young Kenyan couple put love first and had a $1 wedding ceremony.
Osborne Macharia on Honoring Kenya’s Female Freedom Fighters with Opulent Hair
We catch up with Kenyan photographer Osborne Macharia on his inspiration behind his photo series, KIPIPIRI 4.