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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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Pro-LGBT+ advocacy in Ghana is at an all-time high as members of the community face public backlash.

The LGBT+ community in the West African country of Ghana is a fast growing group, but they are also highly marginalized. In recent times, the nation's LGBT+ population has faced increased backlash from members of Ghana's society who are opposed to the rights of the community. Many members of the community are forced to live secret or suppressed lives, as those who are open about their sexuality face discrimination and oppression in various forms and degrees, as a result of living in a society that lacks progressiveness and regard for basic human rights for all individuals regardless of sexual orientation.

At the moment both the backlash and the advocacy for the cause is currently at a climax, sparked by recent events concerning Ghana's LGBT+ support group and the public opposition against it by Ghana's society and the nation's government. Ghana's official LGBT+ support group, called LGBT+ Rights Ghana, established their headquarters in Accra on January 31, 2021. The office was intended to be a safe space and avenue of support for all LGBT+ Ghanaians. On February 24, 2021. the office was shut down by members of Ghana's national security force together with the police, on orders issued by Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo, after the center became the subject of a furious public backlash.

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