Vanessa Mdee Speaks Out After Being Arrested on Allegations of Drug Trafficking
Tanzanian singer, Vanessa Mdee, turned herself in on Thursday after her name appeared on a list of suspected drug dealers and users.
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.
25 Beautiful Photos From East Africa’s Biggest Music Festival, Sauti za Busara
Zanzibar’s famous Sauti za Busara (‘Sound of Wisdom’) festival is widely regarded as one of the best music festivals in East Africa. See it in pictures from photographer Nicky Woo.
These 3 Models With Short Afros Will Walk in This Year’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show
This is for every black girl who wondered why they didn’t see girls with short hair like theirs on TV.
Behind the Scenes at Sauti Sol’s New York Concert
We went backstage with East Africa’s favorite pop-group, Sauti Sol and their openers Jojo Abot and Vanessa Mdee. Check out our photos.
Vanessa Mdee and Jojo Abot Added to Sauti Sol’s NYC Show
Here’s the Full List of Nominees at the 2016 MTV Africa Music Awards in Johannesburg
Here’s who’s nominated for what at the 2016 MTV Africa Music Awards in Johannesburg.
Cinema Africa: Tanzanian Director Hamadi Mwapachu’s ‘Dar Noir’ Brings Intrigue and Swahili to the Big Screen
Kiswahili to Become an Official Language of the East African Community
The widely spoken East African language has also been adopted in schools this academic year.
One Africa Music Fest Felt Like the Beginning of a New Era
While we’re still recovering from a night of Afrobeats landing stateside at One Africa Music Fest, take a look at our photos from the night.
One Africa Fest Livestream: Presented by Tidal x Okayafrica
We’ve partnered with TIDAL to livestream the star-studded One Africa Music Fest featuring Wizkid, Tiwa Savage and so many more.
Afro-Trap Group The.WAV’s ‘Love Games’ is the Perfect Soundtrack for Your Weekend
Up-and-coming and self-described “Afro-Trap” group The.Wav share their latest track “Love Games,” an afrobeats dance anthem for the summer.
Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa Declares No More Hookah Parties in Tanzania
Tanzania’s prime minister has banned shisha smoking in an effort to protect Tanzanian youth.