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Interview: Sha Sha Emerges From Featured Artist to Take Centre Stage

South African/Zimbabwean artist Sha Sha chats to OkayAfrica about leveraging features to carve out a solo career.

Bisa Butler Summons Black History In Her Quilted Arts to Motivate the Fight for Black Lives

The artist draws on vintage African and African American imagery to create quilted portraiture that is a "celebration and an affirmation of Black life."

[Interview] ‘Pungwe Sessions Volume II’: an Ear into Zimbabwe's Music Scene

Zimbabwean entrepreneur and music impresario Phil Chard gives us an inside look into the collaborative project 'Pungwe Sessions Volume II.'

Interview: Blaqbonez Is Turning the Viral Potential of Social Media Into Chart Success

The dynamic Nigerian rapper speaks to us about "Haba," his use of social media to market his music and his upcoming EP.

The 9 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Featuring Nasty C, Kranium x Tiwa Savage, Emel, Bumi Thomas and more

Interview: Captain_FS Pays Respect to Hip-Hop and Keeps His Lineage Alive in His Debut Album ‘The Ape Tape’

South African lyricist Captain_FS speaks about his debut album 'The Ape Tape,' signing to PRO's label and serving his niche fanbase.

Watch Yemi Alade's New Music Video for 'Boyz'

Yemi Alade features British-Nigerian singer Seyi Shay in the energetic visuals for her latest single 'Boyz'.

Rema Is Apple Music's New 'Up Next' Artist

Exclusive: Watch the buzzing Nigerian artist's 'Up Next' short film and announcement.

Beverly Naya's Documentary 'Skin' Coming to Netflix This Month

Produced by British-Nigerian actress Beverly Naya, 'Skin' is a feature documentary which explores beauty, colorism and skin bleaching in Lagos.

Interview: Shingai Speaks About Her New Record 'Life.Sounds.Dimensions'

We talk to Shingai Shoniwa of The Noisettes about her Zimbabwean influences and her new album, which is split in two parts—one out now and the other in autumn.

What Nigerian Photographers Are Doing While Stuck At Home

With the lack of work, these photographers have taken the time to rediscover what made them originally fall in love with photography in the first place.

Stormzy Remembers the Victims of Grenfell Tower

The artist delivered a heartfelt speech on the third anniversary of the tragedy, and has also pledged £10 million to Black causes over the next ten years.