The Best Songs of 2016
These are the songs we had on repeat this year, from Cameroonian bangers to hits from Solange, Wizkid, and Drake.
Best of 2016
The 16 Best Viral Dance Videos of 2016
Okayafrica gives you the best viral African dance videos of the year that you’ll be sure to dance along with.
Here Are 5 Incredible Cover Songs That You Need to Hear
We round up 2016’s standout covers, featuring remakes of songs by Drake, Rihanna, Wizkid, Frank Ocean and more.
Queen of Smoke: Meet the Badass Woman Taking Over South Africa’s Spinning Scene
The 16 Best Music Videos of 2016
Our favorite music videos of the year celebrate black excellence, bring social injustices to light, and showcase female power.
The 15 Best South African Hip-Hop Albums of 2016
Ballet & Ndombolo: Baloji’s Beautiful Kinshasa Dance
Baloji and dancer Jolie Ngemi bring their hypnotizing, Kinshaha-born dance to Fondation Cartier’s “Congo Kitoko” exhibition in this new Okayafrica TV video.
‘195 Lewis’ is a New Series About Being Black, Queer and Polyamorous in Brooklyn
In the Movement for Black Lives, Do African Lives Matter?
A deep-dive into how Americans with recent roots in Africa grapple with their place in the Black Lives Matter movement and with American blackness in general.
The 10 Best Nigerian Songs of 2016
Here are the 10 best Nigerian songs of the year featuring Ycee, Tekno, Davido, Patoranking and many more.
These 9 Modern African Masks Connect Tradition with the Future
These artists make futuristic pieces that celebrate the mask’s history and tradition in Africa and carriy it into a new world.
The Freetown Tapes: A Mixtape From Sierra Leone’s Thumb Piano Master Sorie Kondi & Chief Boima
Chief Boima puts together a 10-year retrospective mixtape of Sorie Kondi’s career in ‘The Freetown Tapes 2006-2016.’…
Blackface Endures in France: On Being Black in Top French Schools
Blackface rears its head at a top French business school. Despite national denial, it has a long history in France going back to colonial times.