Featured

Video: Pharoahe Monch & Jean Grae in South Africa

Okayplayers-for-life Pharoahe Monch and Jean Grae touched down in South Africa earlier this year where they were both performing at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival. Red Bull's cameras caught up with the pair for an interview about their desire to visit the continent (though, as she notes herself, Jean was born in SA). They also catch snippets of both emcee's live performances and a behind-the-scenes look at Pharoahe Monch's "Haile Selassie Karate" music video shoot in Mitchell's Plain. For more see our full Cape Town International Jazz Festival recap.


[H/T Red Bull]

News Brief

Cameroon's LGBT Community is Facing Increasing Persecution

A recent report by Human Rights Watch has highlighted, with tremendous concern, the increasing persecution being faced by the LGBT community in Cameroon.

There are significant concerns over human rights abuses in Cameroon, according to a report shared by Human Rights Watch (HRW). The campaign group has highlighted the rising persecution of members of the Cameroonian LGBT community which have been documented over the past few months. Security forces in the country have been accused of threatening, assaulting and arresting queer individuals.

Keep reading... Show less

get okayafrica in your inbox

popular.

Toka Hlongwane’s Photo Series ‘Impilo ka Darkie’ Aims to Give an Insight Into Black South Africans’ Experiences

With his latest photo series, 'Impilo ka Darkie', South African photographer Toka Hlongwane offers an imperfect but compelling insight into the lives of the people he has encountered through his travels.