Do We Need to Be Called Afropolitans?

Remember the term ‘yuppy’? It sometimes feels as if there is a special little corner of hell that these strange words go to, after having been used and abused.

 

London Event: Spoek Mathambo's UK Debut At V&A's Friday Late

Spoek Mathambo makes his debut UK performance at what’s becoming one of our favourite culture nights: V&A’s Friday Late, Afropolitans. All the details for this fantastic (and free!) event are under the hood so pop it now.

 

AfriPOP! Style Muse: Estelle

We can only imagine what the ever stylish Senegalese/Granadian/British lovely Estelle had on for her recent performance in the Gold Coast in Australia. Check out the AfriPOP! style file, courtesy of Polyvore.com Wishing all you AfriPOP! lovelies and gents a golden New Year.

 

Ory Okolloh: Mother, Blogger, World-changer

I love twitter. You can do all the lurking you want to legitimately. Which sounds like a waste of time – and it can be – as tens, hundreds or thousands of tweets vie for your attention by the second but that’s also down to who you follow. We check for Kenyan social activist and Harvard-schooled lawyer Ory Okolloh. She lives in South Africa and blogs over at Kenyan Pundit, […]

 

The Listening

AfriPOP! shares tunes with two of music’s most revered crate diggers – Bobbito Garcia and Rich Medina Arriving in South Africa in 2000 was a trip for Bobbito Garcia. (He even tells the folks at friends we love so). Hosting his legendary WCKR Hip-hop radio show with Stretch Armstrong he had some idea about its global reach. But touring with fellow New Yorkers, DJ/producer Mr. Len (Company Flow) and Jean Grae […]