The 6 Songs You Need to Hear This Week
Check out the best tracks, videos, mixtapes and releases that came across our desks this week.
Here’s What’s Wrong with the Dancing Missionaries Video and Their Half-assed Apology
Development groups cannot truly do effective work while offending the same people they claim to serve.
Mira Nair on Bringing Uganda to the Big Screen in Disney’s ‘Queen of Katwe’
Seun Kuti Screams ‘Gimme My Vote Back’ In This New Politically Charged Music Video
Seun Kuti shares the music video for “Gimme My Vote Back,” the first clip from his new ‘Struggle Sounds’ EP with Egypt 80.
Iké Udé Captures Nollywood’s Living Legends With His Timeless Portraiture
Nigerian artist Iké Udé on his return to Lagos after 30 years to work on an extensive project capturing the movers and shakers of Nollywood.
These Things Are ‘NOT OKAY’ According to Laura Mvula in Our New Video
We ask Laura Mvula if she thinks Trump, Bieber, legalized weed and many other things are OKAY / NOT OKAY in our new Okayafrica TV series.
At Pussy Party, There’s No Room to Be a Dick
It’s Pop, Not Afro-Pop: On the Impact of Davido’s ‘Son of Mercy’
Our contributor Sabo Kpade reviews Davido’s new EP ‘Song of Mercy,’ which features songs with Tinashe, Nasty C and Simi.
This Is What Lagos’ Felabration Looked Like
Since 1998, Felabration has congregated Fela Kuti fans at the New Afrika Shrine in Ikeja. Here’s what went down this year.
The 10 Best Sauti Sol Songs
Here are the 10 best songs from East Africa’s biggest band, the Kenyan afro-pop outfit Sauti Sol.
Diaspora Mugabe Supporters and the Limits of a Neocolonial Pan-Africanism
Yes, imperialists want to replace Mugabe. But it is deeply condescending to suggest that Zimbabweans don’t understand their own politics.
The Nigerian President’s Sexist Comments About His Wife Clash With Changing African Values
African men online have widely rebuked Muhammadu Buhari’s remarks about Aisha Buhari belonging to his kitchen. That’s good.
African Art Fairs Like 1:54 Are Transcending Boundaries
Fairs like 1:54 challenge society to pursue a wider definition of “Africa” that embraces and frees the continent from its historical baggage…