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 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 […]