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New Merchandise In The Okayafrica Store!


We've added new items in the Okayafrica store straight from the continent! Check out the super versatile kikoi scarves from Kenya (Ahmed rocks it above), beaded Zulu necklaces (Dina rocks them below) uniquely crafted by the hands of women in the KwaZulu-Natal Province of South Africa, and our favorite carry-all tote, also handmade by "Mnandi Design" in Cape Town, South Africa (Mnandi is "nice" in Xhosa) with wax fabrics imported from all over West Africa. If you're tryna brighten your wardrobe for summer, these accessories are essential. Just sayin. Enter the store here

While you're in the store check out all the amazing new photos we've curated featuring an awesome cast of NY- based musicians and artists including soul king Bilal, songstress Maya Azucena, Afi McClendon from the cast of FELA! on Broadway, Bajah from Bajah + The Dry Eye Crew, Ahmed Gallab of Sinkane fame, Tiombe Lockhart, vocalist from Cubic ZirconiaScheme and Andre Oswald from Old Money Massive, OKA's own Killakam, renaissance woman Dina Satti, and photo man Cochrane Williams.  The Okayplayer store has added new merchandise too! Check out their new wares here.

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Image from Zandile Ndhlovu's Black Mermaid website.

Zandile Ndhlovu Dives Deep To Change Narratives About Black People And the Ocean

Meet Zandile Ndhlovu, South Africa's first Black female free diver who aims to make the oceans more inclusive for Black youth, and transform South Africa's disenfranchised Black communities through her Black Mermaid Foundation.

Zandile Ndhlovu is currently the only licenced Black South African woman free diver instructor. However, that title is not enough. The Johannesburg-based diver has taken to Cape Town's shores to change the lives of Black youth who otherwise would not have the opportunity to dive. Ndhlovu's Black Mermaid Foundation project has recently been spotlighted in the news for its initiative that calls for the ocean diving community to be more inclusive.

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