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You Need To Check Out This #AfroEmoji App's 'African-Themed' Stickers

The 'Afro Emoji' app's African-themed stickers are available for free download on Androids and iPhones.


African emojis are here. Well, they’ve been here. But now there’s a new African-centric sticker app.

Launched in January on Android and Apple devices, Afro Emoji features a wealth of fun and heavily Nigerian-leaning cartoon figures and expressions to share with your friends and fam.

“We, as Africans, definitely have an idiosyncratic way of communicating with one another, and Afro Emoji is really a fun, accessible graphic depiction of that. We are building a modern African hieroglyph that represents us,” says the Washington D.C.-based app’s team leader, Ayoola Daramola. “Mobile is king in Africa/Globally - it is the tool for communication and media consumption, so we expect the Afro Emoji to become a key component in how Africans message and chat, in much the same way as emoji Stickers have become so popular in the East & West.”

Afro Emoji is free to download on Google Play and the iTunes App Store. It includes 50 complimentary character stickers with an option to purchase 300 additional stickers for $1.99.

And for those that might not be as familiar, the app offers a full guide to expressions like “I don vex” (I’m pissed), “abeg no make me laugh” (please don’t make me laugh) and “my oga at the top” (my boss at the top).

Check out a few of the stickers below. Keep up with Afro Emoji on Facebook here.

Update February 4, 2016: A representative for Afro Emoji tells us they're in the process of developing and introducing new characters from other parts of the continent "to give it a genuinely pan-African feel."  They're also working to introduce the feature of customizing your own captions so "it is for all Africans at home and abroad."

What characters and sayings do you think should be in the next update? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

All images courtesy of Afro Emoji.

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Tems Is Just Doing Her Thang In New Music Video 'Crazy Tings'

The Nigerian songstress is hell bent on taking over your summer playlist and it's getting harder to resist.

It has been a fantastic year for Tems. The Nigerian singer, producer, and songwriter achieved a platinum record for eternal banger Essence, her collaboration with fellow Nigerian superstar Wizkid, an MTV EMA nomination for Best African Artist, a billion worldwide video views, and over 350 million audio streams. Not to mention featuring on Canadian rapper Drake's blowout album Certified Lover Boy, the singer has also sold out every show she's booked.

The release of Tems's sophomore EP If Orange Was a Place solidified her place amongst the greats and it was received with gusto by fans and international audiences. A month after the release the Afrobeats singer has graced fans with a sultry music video to go along with equally as tantalizing lead single Crazy Tings. Conceptualized by the multitalented Tems, and directed by UAX, the music video follows a sensual Tems as she sings about needing space from a lying partner.

International audiences continue to rave over the songstress, with Tems delivering an impressive US TV debut on late-night talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live! this month. Essence continues to top international charts. While becoming the official song of the summer, the track peaked on the Billboard 100 Top 10, becoming the most Shazamed song in the United States and was remixed by Canadian musical heavyweight Justin Bieber, becoming the first song written by Nigerian artists to hit No.1 on Urban Radio.

Tems has been producing consistent hits since her debut in September 2020, and a year later, the singer's immense talent is securing her reputation as a world-class superstar.

Check out Tem's music video for single 'Crazy Tings' below

Tems - Crazy Tings (Official Video) www.youtube.com

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