Okayafrica Staff


Abiola Oke

Abiola was named CEO to oversee the evolution of Okayafrica, ensuring that the company continues to grow into its full potential. Abiola is tasked with continuing Okayafrica’s prominence as a compelling and stimulating media hub that caters to all things African.

Prior to joining Okayafrica, Abiola spent over 12 years in the financial services industry in various Wealth Management roles, with companies such as Morgan Stanley, TD Ameritrade, Citibank and most recently as Vice President at Barclays PLC to name a few. Abiola is no stranger to arts and culture, when he’s not growing the largest African Content media platform in America, he can be found producing music, painting, fundraising for organizations committed to African development and playing soccer amongst other things.

Mr. Oke holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics with a focus in Finance from the City University of New York’s City College.


Ginny “Gingerlynn” Suss

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.



Vanessa “Without Borders” Wruble

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.



Content Manager

Alyssa Klein

Alyssa Klein studied at Lehigh University and the University of Cape Town.



Music Editor

Kam Tambini

Kam Tambini is the kid in the corner.



Staff Writer

Jennifer Sefa-Boakye

Jennifer Sefa-Boakye is a Ghanaian writer living in New York City.


Graphic Design


Underdog is the resident graphic designer & spinner for #OKAYAFRICADC and Electrafrique NYC.

Front End Design

Jenn Kaye

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