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‘Dealing with Dumsor’ Is a Photo Essay About the Ghanaian Approach to Power Cuts

This photo series on dumsor documents how the millennials of Accra, Ghana are nurturing a seeming disadvantage to empower themselves.

I do remember a lot of fun things happening when the lights went off—like having rap battles in boarding school and classmates throwing food at obnoxious seniors in the dark. There are many childhood memories of mine that involve power cuts but it upsets me that Dumsor is no longer a distant memory and is still very prevalent in Ghana today.

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Photographing Ethiopia's Young Skate Scene

An inside look at Ethiopian skatelife from the lens of Daniel Reiter

All images courtesy of Daniel Reiter.

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Ghana's Lady Jay On Her 'Trapzonto' Sound & Collaboration With Sarkodie

We talk to Ghanaian singer Lady Jay about her bold new sound & new single "Venus" and the lack of a Ghanaian music industry.

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Yoyo Tinz: Documenting Ghanaian Hip-Hop Culture

Okayafrica contributor Jacob Roberts-Mensah inteview Yoyo Tinz, a collective of young creatives documenting the Ghanaian hip-hop scene.

It goes without saying that hip-hop today has an influence around the globe and, with a number of prominent artists, Ghana is steadily legitimising its voice in the culture. A collective of young creatives who go by the name Yoyo Tinz have made it their mission to help export the Ghanaian hip-hop culture abroad, as well as document this growing scene. Okayafrica contributor Jacob Roberts-Mensah caught up with Yoyo Tinz photographer and founder Selorm Jay, writer Moshood, and co-director Esse 'Madam Yo-Yo Tinz,' via email to get the run down on the group and their latest trip to Paris Hip Hop 2015.

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E.L. 'Ayayaa'

Ghana's E.L. returns with the Bond-like music video for "Ayayaa," the first single off his forthcoming sophomore effort 'ELOM.'