CEO & Publisher
Vanessa Wruble founded Okayafrica in 2011. She has lived and worked in Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Gabon, Sao Tome & Principé, and Equatorial Guinea. She has previously worked as the first international correspondent at Al Gore’s Current TV (now Al Jazeera America), as a Communication Specialist for the United Nations, and as a journalist for several print magazines. She holds Master’s Degrees from NYU in Interactive Media and from The New School for Social Research in Psychology.
Ginny Suss founded Okayafrica in 2011, and is Vice President of Okayplayer. She spent significant time in Sierra Leone with Bajah + The Dry Eye Crew, one of Salone’s top pop musical acts and politically conscious provocateurs of change, who she managed from 2008-2013. Previously, she tour managed The Roots, Estelle, and other acts, and continues to occasionally tour manage The Roots. With expertise in event production, Ginny has produced annual events such as The Roots Picnic, the Okayplayer Holiday Jams featuring The Roots, and Okayafrica and Okayplayer’s SXSW showcases and annual SummerStage shows amongst others.
Executive Assitant to the CEO: A butterfly with East African roots forever connecting with the world.
Aaron is Okayafrica’s managing editor. His writing about African politics and international affairs can be found in publications like The Nation, Al Jazeera America and the Globe and Mail, among others. Before posting up in Okayafrica’s Brooklyn offices, he worked as an editor in places as far flung as Vancouver, Canada; Lusaka, Zambia; Monrovia, Liberia and Midtown Manhattan.
Kam Tambini is the kid in the corner.
Antoinette is a first-generation Nigerian with an interest in the intersections of media, African youth, arts, and the diaspora. Growing up in the diverse D.C. suburb of Silver Spring, Md. shaped her worldview regarding the importance of storytelling and its unique role in preserving culture. Before joining Okayafrica, she was the Weekend Argus’ visiting reporter in Cape Town, South Africa. She holds a master’s degree specializing in interactive journalism and magazine writing from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.
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