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African AF: Our Favorite Artists and Visionaries Wearing OkayAfrica Merch

A gallery of some of our favorite people, wearing OkayAfrica merchandise with style.

DIASPORA—OkayAfrica released its first homegrown line AFRICAN AF last month, and the response has been major.


The line was created out of one inherent desire: to proudly show where we’re from and what we love. Many of you have taken to social media to show your #AfricanAF style in some of our new merchandise, and we love it.

Below, we highlight some of the movers and shakers in our space who have rocked merchandise from both our past and most current lines, with style.

Revisit our lookbook and stay connected via the OkayAfrica shop Instagram page.

Ladipoe in our classic, black and white OkayAfrica tee.

Imany, performing in the bold "Immigrant Tee."

Pops Mensah-bonsu in our "Leaders Tee," and Stanley Lumax in our "GHANA Me Tee."

Tech maven, Jessica O. Matthews in our "Naija No Day Carry Last."  

Luvvie Ajayi in the "I Don't Speak African Tee." 

Googling. Shirt from @okayafrica's new collection.

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DJ Lag in our "Okayafrica x Daniel Ting Chong Chest Print T-Shirt."

One of our favorite fitness coaches Scott Bernard, rocking out "Naija No Dey Carry Last Tee."

Afrobeats artists Ycee rocking the "OkayAfrica x Daniel Ting Chong Chest Print T-Shirt."

DJ Spinall also sporting the "OkayAfrica x Daniel Ting Chong Chest T-Shirt" during his visit to NYC.

Ugo Mozie in the "Okayafrica x Daniel Ting Chong Crewneck Sweatshirt."

🌍 @okayafrica

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Six Things History Will Remember Kenneth Kaunda For

News of Kenneth David Kaunda's passing, at age 97, has reverberated across the globe. Kaunda, affectionately known as KK, was Zambia's first President from 1964 to 1991.

Following Nelson Mandela's passing in December 2013, Kenneth Kaunda became Africa's last standing hero. Now with his passing on Thursday, June 17 — after being admitted to the Maina Soko Military Hospital in Lusaka earlier in the week — this signals the end of Africa's liberation history chapter.

It is tempting to make saints out of the departed. The former Zambian struggle hero did many great things. He was, after all, one of the giants of the continent's struggle against colonialism. Ultimately however, he was a human being. And as with all humans, he lived a complicated and colourful life.

Here are six facts you might not have known about him.

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