December 9, 2022

About

Afrocritik, a melting pot for African expression, is a niche- and fully-serviced media outfit catering to African entertainment, african arts, culture, and lifestyle.

Cognizant of our diversity and rich multi-cultural uniqueness, we tell African stories through African lens, inviting the world to the luxury that is Africa.

With African arts, culture and entertainment increasingly gaining ascendancy and notoriety at the global stage, especially with regards to African music, fashion, literary, and film industry, there arises the need for a platform that carefully and professionally informs, educates, and showcases to a global audience the goings-on in the industry.

Afrocritik, being a first of its kind, has chosen to do this by curating rich African content, publishing cultural essays, organising interviews, and engaging in general art criticism.

Poised to becoming the most authoritative voice in the continent’s media and cultural space, we work and collaborate with seasoned writers, top professionals, and industry experts from different parts of Africa to achieve this.

Towards this, we welcome stellar submissions, to be forwarded to entries@afrocritik.com, as we jointly project Africa, one word, one story at a time!


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About Afrocritik Samson Jikeme | Founder/CEO
Samson Jikeme | Founder/CEO

Samson Jikeme is an entertainment lawyer, mediapreneur, culture critic, and businessman. He is an alumnus of Loyola Marymount University (Loyola Law School), Los Angeles, California, and Pan-Atlantic University (School of Media and Communications), Lagos, Nigeria. He is passionate and curious about the evolving dynamics of the Entertainment, Arts, and Culture industry in Africa.

He can be reached on Twitter: @sjikeme. Instagram:@sam_culture


About Afrocritik Owanate Max-Harry | Co-Founder
Owanate Max-Harry | Co-Founder

Owanate Max-Harry is a transactions lawyer and serial entrepreneur. As co-founder of Afrocritik, he leads the music and arts sections of the company.

An alumnus of the University of Houston, Owanate, who is also bi-lingual, is an avid reader and music connoisseur.


About Afrocritik Owanate Max-Harry | Co-Founder
Nzube Nlebedim | Editor

Nzube Nlebedim is a Nigerian creative, critic, and editor. He is the founding editor of The Shallow Tales Review, an electronic literary journal curating African Literature and Black writing.


About Afrocritik Vivian Nneka Nwajiaku | Senior Writer (Film)
Vivian Nneka Nwajiaku | Senior Writer (Film)

Vivian Nneka Nwajiaku is a writer, lawyer and editor. She is a film critic for Afrocritik and occasionally contributes to Sisterly HQ. Her works have also appeared on Kalahari Review and Guardian Life.


About Afrocritik Emmanuel Daraloye
Emmanuel Daraloye | Senior Writer (Music)

Emmanuel Daraloye is Africa’s most prolific music critic. He has more than 450 album reviews in his archive.


About Afrocritik Sybil Fekurumoh | Senior Writer (Culture)
Sybil Fekurumoh | Senior Writer (Culture)

Sybil Fekurumoh is a writer, poet and future Nigerian Minister for Agriculture. She’s the editor for Soft Pallet Newsletter, a newsletter that covers tech, politics and culture. She’s passionate about books, literature, and SDG 4 — Quality Education.


About Afrocritik John Augustina | Music, Culture, & Lifestyle
John Augustina | Music, Culture, & Lifestyle

John Augustina is a writer, journalist and a singer. She currently writes about women for Afrocritik.


About Afrocritik Chinonso Ihekire | Music
Chinonso Ihekire | Music

Chinonso Ihekire is a multimedia creative, with expertise in writing, photography and filmmaking. His works have been featured on several pan-African publications, including Pan-African Music, Wakonte, More Branches, Afrocritik, Guardian Life, among others.

He believes in the power of art to positively influence behaviour, and by extension, society. When he isn’t busy being a music nerd, he enjoys watching movies, organising events, and writing poetry. You can connect with him via social media. Instagram – @chinonsotherevolutionary.


About Afrocritik Nwankwo Blessing | Film, Culture, & Lifestyle
Nwankwo Blessing | Film, Culture, & Lifestyle

Blessing Chinwendu Nwankwo is a writer, accountant and beautician. She is passionate about travelling the world and learning about lifestyles and cultural differences. She runs her YouTube channel—Keeping it Real with Bee— that covers lifestyle, relationship, and food.


About Afrocritik Chimezie Chika | Culture, Art, & Literature
Chimezie Chika | Culture, Art, & Literature

Chimezie Chika’s short stories, poems, and essays have appeared in, amongst other places, The Question Marker, The Shallow Tales Review, The Kalahari Review, The Lagos Review, Praxis Magazine, Brittle Paper and Aerodrome. A finalist for Africa Book Club Short Reads Competition (2013), he is a 2021 Fellow of the Ebedi International Writer’s Residency. His interests range from culture to history, art, literature, and the environment.


About Afrocritik Yinoluwa Olowofoyeku | Music
Yinoluwa Olowofoyeku | Music

Yinoluwa “Yinoluu” Olowofoyeku is a multi-disciplinary artist and creative who finds expression in various media (photography, architecture, writing, theatre, music, and more). He is driven by a passion for storytelling and communicating emotions. He can be found on most social media @Yinoluu.


About Afrocritik Ijeoma Anastasia Ntada | Intern
Ijeoma Anastasia Ntada | Intern

Ijeoma Anastasia Ntada writes and reads poetry, fiction and non fiction. She has a couple of poems published in the Love Anthology, The Ducor Review, Visual Verse, Praxis Review and other places.

Ijeoma is also a photography enthusiast. She takes beautiful photographs and makes them art.

When Ijeoma isn’t studying to become a Laboratory Scientist, you’ll find her talking about Afro Hair, femininity, and embracing all of her girlhood.


About Afrocritik Hope Ibiale | Intern
Hope Ibiale | Intern

Hope Ibiale is a writer and a book lover. She is currently a student of Communication and Language Arts at the University of Ibadan.


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Joy Chukwujindu | Intern

Joy Chukwujindu is an art and entertainment lawyer. She is also an environmentalist with a keen interest in history, art and sustainable development.
When she’s not lawyering, she’s designing spaces and planning events. You can connect with her on Instagram @joyjindu and Twitter @joy_jinduu

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