Tony Gum on Being an ‘Artist in Learning’ and Staying Grounded
We speak with OkayAfrica’s 100 Women honoree and South African artist Tony Gum on her journey as an “artist in learning” and more.
Oumou Sangaré and Tony Allen’s New Video For ‘Yere Faga’ Will Give You Life
Grammy Award-winning Malian singer Oumou Sangaré and Tony Allen share a message of strength in the face of suicide and depression.
10 Black Punk Bands You Need To Listen To
Punk’s not dead, and these 10 black punk bands from South Africa, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Mozambique and more show it.
You Snooze, You Lose: Tough Lessons for Fashionprenuers Against Fashion Empires
A lawyer specializing in intellectual property law tells us why African designers need to protect their ideas.
Our Tongues Still Move While We Sleep: A Dedication to Spiritual Remembrance and Erotic Existence
A photo essay by a South African visual artist and photographer on the spiritual significance of la bruja.
You Need to Watch This Ghanaian Girl’s ‘Mad Over You’ Mash-Up
Meet Nana Fofie, a 21-year-old upcoming Ghanaian singer who’s cover of Runtown’s “Mad Over You” is going viral.
Lil Kesh Is At His Most Bankable In ‘No Fake Love’
Lil Kesh drops the new video for his latest single “No Fake Love.” Watch and download the song here.
Evelyn From The Internets on Knowing When to Log Off and What Brings Her Joy
Our favorite internet cousin Evelyn Ngugi drops some quick gems on social media breaks, what brings her joy and more.
Zanele Muholi on Second Chances and ‘Visual Activism’
We catch up with South Africa’s Zanele Muholi, where she touches on her latest work and using a camera lens as a tool for activism.
Wyclef Jean Is at His Most Impassioned When Singing In French In ‘J’ouvert’
In ‘J’ouvert,’ Wyclef Jean brings together his more prominent preoccupations: his guitar, hip-hop, Haiti and socio-political activism.
The Come Up: How Luvvie Ajayi Took Over The World
We look into how Luvvie Ajayi, the internet’s favorite culture critic, went from a buzzy blogger to a best selling author.
Sean Tizzle’s New EP, ‘Moving Forward,’ Is Rock Solid
Sean Tizzle explores what afrobeats can do over reggae and Latin rhythms in his new EP, ‘Moving Forward.’…
10 Zuvaa Items that Will Have You Looking Your Best this Spring
At Zuvaa you can find exclusive African print pieces made by popular young designers. Here are our favorite pieces for spring.