This Week In Photos: Amarachi Nwosu
OkayAfrica contributor Amarachi Nwosu shares photos from an editorial that reshapes the notion of gender norms through imagery.
The Songs You Need to Hear This Week
These are the best songs that came across our desks this week, featuring Sampha, Vybz Kartel x Wizkid, Kendrick Lamar and more.
Janka Nabay: 10 Things I Love About Sierra Leone
The king of ‘bubu’ music, Janka Nabay, tells us his 10 favorite things about his home of Sierra Leone.
A Yoruba Text-to-Speech App Is Being Brought to Life Through This New Tech Initiative
South African Folk Singer Bongeziwe Mabandla Takes a Leap Foward In His New Single
Bongeziwe Mabandla shares “Ndokhulandela,” the first single from the follow-up to his critically-acclaimed album ‘Umlilo.’…
22 Beautiful Portraits From Our Electrafrique Party In Mali
Studio Kilamanjaro’s Moustapha Diallo took some beautiful portraits at our Bamako Electrafrique party.
11 Samples From ‘Éthiopiques’: A Brief History of Ethio-Jazz Cultural Exchange
11 songs that sample from the golden age of Ethiopian jazz featuring Mulatu Astatke, Nas, K’naan, Madlib, Jay Z and more.
An Evening With Philip Glass and Gambian Kora Master Foday Musa Suso
Internationally renowned composer Philip Glass and master kora player Foday Musa Suso’s dramatic and style-shifting NYC concert.
Meet Linkris, the South African Rapper Addressing Coloured People’s Issues
Cape Town rapper Linkris’ latest album, ‘Bloed Is Dikker As Water,’ focuses on the marginalization of coloured people in South Africa.
Lina Viktor Paints a Multiverse of Black Womanhood With Her Stunning Visual Art
Faarrow on the Meaning Behind ‘Lost,’ Growing Spiritually and Redefining Success
How Mayorkun’s ‘Sade’ Went From a Freestyle to a New Hit
Mayorkun, the Nigerian artist signed to Davido, tells us the incredible story behind his new single “Sade.”…
The Lost Songs From Somalia’s Golden Age of Music Are Compiled In This New Mix
Get transported to 1970s & 1980s Mogadishu in this mixtape of newly rescued songs from Somalia’s golden age of music, put together by Ostinato Records.