Check out the full list of 2020 nominees (and the snubs).
Freweini Mebrahtu designed a reusable sanitary pad to help keep girls in school and has fought to end the cultural stigma around menstruation.
Kenyan women and girls in Kibera are using chalk to literally document their experiences with sexual harassment on the very streets they've been harassed.
AKA shares the visuals for his chart-topping single 'F.R.E.E.'
South Africans celebrate Zozibini Tunzi's victory.
Sowore, the organizer of Nigeria's #RevolutionNow protests, was detained by armed officers, once again, in court on Friday.
Wizkid treats fans to new songs featuring Chronixx, DJ Tunez and more—just ahead of 2020.
Here's the full list of inductees of the South African Hip Hop Museum's Hennessy Wall of Fame.
Looks like the Nigerian star's massive hit is getting yet another re-up.
The students and table tennis players were in Croatia for a tournament when they were picked up by police and sent to a refugee camp in neighboring Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Lupita Nyong'o took home 'Best Lead Actress' for her role in 'Us' while Mati Diop's 'Atlantics' won 'Best First Film'.
The popular YouTuber posted a video wherein he criticizes King Mohammed VI—an inviolable law according to the kingdom's constitution.
Featuring Pappy Kojo, Sarkodie, Amaarae, Kwesi Arthur, Shatta Wale, Efya GuiltyBeatz, Joey B, R2Bees and many more.
OkayAfrica's guide to must-see events during South Africa's festive season.
In this exclusive interview, Kely Nascimento-DeLuca shares the story behind filming Warriors of a Beautiful Game in Zanzibar, Brazil and other countries.
The buzzing South African singer breaks down her provocative & empowering new 4-song EP.
The DMV-based artist speaks with OkayAfrica about the themes in her work, collaborating with major brands, and how her Ethiopian heritage informs her work.
Featuring tracks from Harmonize, Diamond Platnumz, Sauti Sol, Irene Ntale, Ethic, Vanessa Mdee and many more.
Come see the critically acclaimed play followed by afterparties presented by OkayAfrica and Okayplayer
Featuring K.O, Fatoumata Diawara, Burna Boy, Harmonize, Darkovibes x Runtown, Shatta Wale and more
The musical portion of Art X Lagos featured standout performances from some of Nigeria's most promising rising acts like Lady Donli, WurLD, BUJU and more.
We chat to South African rapper JimmyWiz about his debut album, Accordin' to Jim.
The London-based artist blends future R&B, vogue house and the avant-garde with commentary on the dystopia of modern life.
The 'African Giant' delivers another memorable late night appearance.
"Fetch Your Life" by Prince Kaybee and Msaki was the most Shazamed song of 2019 in South Africa.
The first Black woman to win the literary prize, the BBC causally refers to Bernardine Evaristo as just 'another author'.
The artist discussed his new album 'A Good Time' and changing perceptions of Africa through music with Melanin Unscripted founder Amarachi Nwosu.
The renowned Malian singer performed her song 'Nterini' complete with an unforgettable guitar solo.
The talented illustrator and street artist produced three unique designs for Nike's iconic Air Force 1 Low sneaker collection.
"Mike Tyson is a song for champions, pathfinders and trail blazers," Darkovibes' team says of the single and Accra-shot video.