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Playlist: Stream Mx Blouse’s Exclusive Playlist Celebrating South African Queer Musicians

Mx Blouse, a South African writer and musician, has compiled a playlist — for OkayAfrica — that showcases musical excellence on the part of South African artists who just happen to be queer.

Interview

Nana Mensah's 'Queen of Glory' To Screen At The 2021 TriBeCa Film Festival

Ghanaian-American actress, writer and filmmaker Nana Mensah talks tenacity in filmmaking and telling immigrant stories from a joyful perspective.

Music

The 8 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Featuring Rema, BLK JKS, Tkay Maidza, Ayra Starr and more.

Listen to Djembe Monks' New House Single 'Nhliziyo Yam' Featuring Thandy Dhlana

Zimbabwean afro-house collective Djembe Monks' latest single, featuring Thandy Dhlana, is a soothing tribal house dance track (perfect for the heartbroken).

Emotional Abuse Is Insidious, Perhaps Even More Than Physical Abuse

As gender-based violence continues to plague the world over, it's important to also highlight the dire effects of emotional abuse, long before it manifests in the physical.

Keenan Meyer's Debut Track 'Komani' is Nostalgia Personified

South African pianist, Keenan Meyer, makes his professional music debut with 'Komani' featuring Tshepo Tsotetsi, ahead of the release of his debut 'The Alchemy of Living' album.

TÖME Returns With New Single And A JUNO Award

Nigerian and French-Candadian afrofusion singer TÖME's latest lighthearted single "Nana" blends afrobeats with indie-folk.

Tkay Maidza Shares the Surreal Visuals For 'Cashmere'

Zimbabwean-born Australian rapper, Tkay Maidza, has dropped the music video for her single 'Cashmere' which features on her upcoming EP 'Last Year Was Weird, Vol. 3.'

Top Picks at the 2021 Encounters South African International Documentary Festival

Over 50 riveting documentaries are set to premiere at this year’s Encounters South African International Documentary Festival which will span over ten days.

BLK JKS' Latest Album  'Abantu/Before Humans' is a Sonic Ode to Pan-Africanism

South African punk band BLK JKS’ new album ‘Abantu/Before Humans’ is a must-listen.

Interview

Mdou Moctar Explains the Meaning of 'Afrique Victime'

We chat to the high-flying Niger guitarist about his latest album and the role colonial powers have played in crimes across his Tuareg community and the rest of Africa.

Zimbabwe's Tsitsi Dangarembga Awarded 2021 PEN Pinter Prize

Award-winning Zimbabwean novelist and activist, Tsitsi Dangarembga, has been heralded as a 'voice of hope we all need to hear.'

Music

Midem Africa Announces Free Talks Featuring Mr Eazi, Focalistic & More

The first pan-African digital music event, MIDEM Africa will be dedicated to the continent's most buzzing music markets, featuring a host of exclusive keynotes, talks and panels.

Tanzanians Petition for Diamond Platnumz's Disqualification from BET Awards

Tanzanians have launched a petition calling for Diamond Platnumz to have his BET nomination rescinded because of his affiliation to the late President John Magufuli.

News Brief

Racism Continues To Rear Its Ugly Head At A South African School

Following week-long demonstrations by Black students demanding structural changes at Cornwall Hill College, Afrikaans youth organisations protested against transformation on Monday, June 7.

Nigeria Extends Twitter Ban To  Public and Private Broadcasters

The Nigerian Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has officially enforced the Twitter ban on both private and public broadcasters. This, shortly after Twitter removed a controversial tweet by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Veteran South African Actress Shaleen Surtie Richards Dies In Her Sleep

The 66-year-old actress was in Cape Town filming a TV series when she met her untimely death.