The first Somali-American elected to state office describes a frightening instance of islamophobia after a meeting at the White House.
African journalists give their American colleagues tips on how to operate under vindictive regimes.
Bozoma Saint John named Billboard's Most Powerful Women in Music of 2016.
Hint: this will be their seventeenth Grammy nomination.
This year in the Netherlands, a black politician named Sylvana Simons has faced a vicious backlash after criticizing the Zwarte…
In an interview with WNAL at Miami's Art Basel, Yasiin Bey reveals that he plans to release three new albums…
We take a closer look at Zadie Smith's powerful statements in her NPR interview where she talks about her new…
Sorry Zara Larsson, this Beyoncé montage of yours is a no go.
Gambian President Yahyah Jammeh has shocked many by saying he will concede to his rival Adama Barrow in yesterday's election.
Don't ask. Just watch the video.
This Rap News Webcast Is Keeping It Real By Using Ivorian Street Slang
Two Ivorian rappers, Nash and Smile, host Journal Gbayé in Nouchi, the street dialect of Abidjan.
Okayafrica Presents Electrafrique Dakar With Rancido, DJ Cortega & African Headshake!
We touch down in Senegal on April 15 for a new edition of Electrafrique with Rancido, DJ Cortega & African Headshake.
The African Leaders Named In The Panama Papers And Their Crimes
The biggest data leak in history reveals how global elites hide their money. These are the Africans mentioned so far.
Inside Senegal’s Most Addictive New Video Game
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Cameroonian MC & Producer Jovi On Composing Akon’s Comeback Hit
One of our favorite Cameroonian acts talks about producing and writing Akon's "Shine The Light."...
Go Inside Electrafrique Dakar With DJ Cortega & DJ Moma
DJ Cortega and DJ Moma take us inside Okayafrica's Electrafrique weekend in Dakar.
Maya The Poet Speaks On Microaggressions As Light As The Rain
Okayafrica caught up with Maya Wegerif, aka Maya The Poet, to talk microaggressions and her new poem, 'Sometimes It Pours.'...
Okayafrica Presents Electrafrique Dakar Weekender With DJ Moma & DJ Cortega!
Okayafrica & Electrafrique are touching down in Dakar for a two-day blowout with DJ Cortega and DJ Moma.
Ibaaku’s Afrofuturistic Opus ‘Alien Cartoon’ Breaks Boundaries
Senegalese artist Ibaaku introduces his “Afro-hypnotique expérimental” sound in new album 'Alien Cartoon'...
Senegalese Legend Baaba Maal On Making Electronic Fulani Rock In His New Album, ‘The Traveller’
Baaba Maal talks about working with Johan Hugo (The Very Best) and members of Mumford & Sons on his new album 'The Traveller.'...
Baaba Maal’s ‘Fulani Rock’ Gets A Bacardi House Remix From DJ Spoko
South African producer DJ Spoko reworks the lead single from Senegalese star Baaba Maal's upcoming album 'The Traveller.'...
New ‘Sembène!’ Documentary Explores The Uncompromising Genius Behind The Father Of African Cinema [Exclusive Clips]
Watch two exclusive clips from the new feature-length documentary on Senegalese filmmaker and 'father of African cinema' Ousmane Sembene.
Akon Goes Full Trap God In Migos Collabo ‘Whole Lot’
Akon drops his latest single from the 'Stadium' concept albums "Whole Lot," a booming collaboration with Atlanta's Migos.