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Okayafrica Seeks a Staff Writer To Join Our Editorial Team

Okayafrica is seeking a staff writer. Please share!

Okayafrica is seeking a staff writer to work from our Brooklyn office. You must have a strong point of view and be able to turn around multiple posts in a day about a wide variety of topics related to the African continent.


The successful candidate will have a dynamic social media presence and a track record of writing popular content for the web.

Responsibilities include:

  • Working with the editorial team to quickly transform story ideas into engaging articles.
  • Keeping up with the most exciting cultural movements happening in Africa right now and its many diasporas.
  • Developing a rich network of sources and connections across various industries and regions.

Skills and Experience:

  • An interest in African affairs, culture, and music.
  • Must have 2+ years of writing experience at a magazine, newspaper or blog.
  • Familiarity with content management systems and their quirks is essential.
  • You should be able to use social media as a reporting tool but won’t hesitate to make the extra call to get the story.
  • Experience with Photoshop and photo sourcing.

To apply, email jobs@okayafrica.com before December 31st with a resume, short cover letter and a handful of links to relevant writing and multimedia samples. Please put “News Blogger” in the subject line.

Okayafrica is an EEO.

 

Interview

Interview: TOBi Is Making Unapologetic Soul Music

We talk to the Nigerian-Canadian artist about his latest project ELEMENTS, his creative process, mental health and more.

It's a big year for music, and in the midst of many good drops from the motherland and beyond, we caught up with Nigerian-Canadian singer/songwriter TOBi to discuss his recently released 10-track project ELEMENTS.

ELEMENTS is a fusion of old-school soul, contemporary rap sequences, clever lyrical symbols & metaphors. and melancholic vibes which reference TOBi's Nigerian heritage through afrobeats, the reality of his life and the state of the world today. The compilation features production from Nigerian producer Juls on "Dollas and Cents" and "Made Me Everything and Shine."

Below, we also discuss his creative process and passion for mental health with the announcement of an exciting collaboration. "I'm attracted and curious about so many things in life that I can't help but bring [them] into my world and craft," the multi-genre artist says.

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