A Zimbabwean Activist Recalls Her Ordeal in Harare’s Most Notorious Prison
Kick Off Your #Felabration With This New Video From Femi Kuti and Okayafrica
We caught up with the legendary afrobeat artist Femi Kuti in Lagos, Nigeria to talk about his father Fela’s legacy and the New Afrika Shrine.
12 Festival Looks From Rocking the Daisies 2016
The 4 Songs You Need to Hear This Week
Check out the best tracks, videos, mixtapes and releases that came across our desks this week.
The 10 Best Fela Kuti Songs
Veteran DJ Rich Medina, who introduced an American generation to afrobeat, ranks the 10 best Fela Kuti songs.
Voodoo Pussy: Meet Azizaa, the Ghanaian Artist Challenging Western Religion
We talk voodoo, Yoruba spirituality and Beyoncé’s ‘Lemonade’ with Ghanaian singer Azizaa.
Afropreneurs: Fred Apaloo’s Villa Grace is Shaking Up Ghana’s Fine Dining Scene
Okayafrica speaks with Fred Apaloo on how Villa Grace, his boutique dining company, is changing Ghana’s fine dining scene.
Yvonne Orji is Your New Favorite Rising Star
The ‘Insecure’ co-star on putting in the work and being excellent.
This Is What London’s Felabration Looked Like
London was one of the first cities in the world this year to celebrate Felabration, the annual tribute to the legacy of Fela Kuti. View our photo gallery from the night.
Studio Africa: Mozambican Pilot and Artist Ricardo Pinto Jorge on Touching the Sky
3 Students on the Front Lines of #FeesMustFall at Wits
Tito Puente Jr on the African Origins of Latin Jazz
Tito Puente Jr is keeping the musical legacy of his father alive. He spoke to Okayafrica about the African roots of Latin Jazz, Spanish Harlem and music education.
This Mixtape of the Best Afropop, Soca & Dancehall Will Get You Through the Week
Montréal-based DJ and producer Poirier comes through with a blazing, hour-long mixtape made for his monthly Montréal party “Qualité de Luxe.” …