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Okayafrica Seeks Content Manager

Okayafrica is seeking a full time Content Manager to work out of our Brooklyn, New York office.


Okayafrica is seeking a full time Content Manager to work out of our Brooklyn, New York office. This person will work closely with our editorial team, covering the latest in African arts, culture and politics.

The ideal candidate should have a deep knowledge of the latest cultural and social trends taking place on the African continent. A great blogging voice is a plus.

Responsibilities include:

• Managing our CMS, social media and analytics accounts.

• Developing blog posts and feature articles with staff writers and freelancers that reflect the Okayafrica vision.

• Working independently to turn around blog posts about events as they’re happening.

• Assisting in developing editorial policies as Okayafrica grows.

Skills and Experience:

• Interest in African affairs, culture, and music, and/or experience on the continent is a big asset.

• Must have 2+ years of writing or editing experience at a magazine or blog.

• Must have strong writing, communication, and organizational skills.

• Familiarity with WordPress, Google Docs, and other content management systems is essential.

• Must have sharp attention for detail and a strong knowledge of grammar, punctuation, and spelling.

• Must have a firm grasp of social media platforms and communities, including YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.

To apply, email jobs@okayafrica.com with a resume, cover letter and writing/editing samples.

Okayafrica is an EEO.

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Reekado Banks Recalls The Carnage of The #EndSARS Protests In Single 'Ozumba Mbadiwe'

The Nigerian singer pays his respects to those lost during last year's #EndSARS protests.

Nigerian singer and songwriter Reekado Banks is back with a track that is as socially important as it is a banger. It seems fitting for the singer's first solo release of the year to be a tribute to his fellow countrypeople fighting for a country that they all wish to live in. The 27-year-old Afrobeats crooner has returned with endearing track 'Ozumba Mbadiwe', honoring the one-year anniversary of the #EndSARS protests that saw the Nigerian government authorize an onslaught of attacks on Nigerian citizens for their anti-government demonstrations.

The protests took the world by storm, additionally because the Nigerian government insists that none of the police brutality happened. In an attempt to gaslight the globe, Nigerian officials have come out to hoards to deny any and all accusations of unlawfully killing peaceful protesters. Banks mentions the absurd denials in the track, singing "October 20, 2020 something happened with the government, they think say we forget," in the second verse. Reekado's reflective lyrics blend smoothly and are supported by the upbeat, effortless Afrobeat rhythm.

In another reflective shoutout to his home, 'Ozumba Mbadiwe' is named after a popular expressway on Lagos Island that leads to the infamous Lekki Toll Gate where protesters were shot at, traumatized, and murdered. Although packed with conscious references, the P.Priime produced track is a perfect amalgamation of the talents that Reekado Banks has to offer; a wispy opening verse, a hook to kill, and an ethereal aura to mark this as a song as a hit. On "Ozumba Mbadiwe," all the elements align for Reekado's signature unsinkable sound to take flight.

Check out Reekado Bank's lyric video for his single 'Ozumba Mbadiwe'

Reekado Banks - Ozumba Mbadiwe (Lyric Video) www.youtube.com

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