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 the African music, fashion, literary, and film industries, 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 | Co-Founder/Creative Director

Samson Jikeme is a multi-faceted individual with a strong passion for law, business, media, and the entertainment industry. He has successfully negotiated deals, contracts, and partnerships for a diverse range of clients, including musicians, actors, filmmakers, and production companies. He is an avid music and culture critic, renowned for his thoughtful analysis and nuanced perspectives.

Twitter: @sjikeme. Instagram:@sam_culture

Email: samson.jikeme@afrocritik.com


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

Owanate Max-Harry is a commercial attorney, serial entrepreneur, and co-founder of Afrocritik amongst other initiatives.
An alumnus of the University of Houston, Owanate is passionate about emerging industries and their intersection with technology.

In his spare time, you can catch him in a ball park with his favourite baseball team.

Email: owanate.maxharry@afrocritik.com


Sybil Fekurumoh
Sybil Fekurumoh | Managing Editor

Sybil Fekurumoh is a writer and editor, with an interest in lifestyle, pop culture, policies, and technology. She’s passionate about books, literature, agriculture, and SDG 4 — Quality Education.

Email: sybilf@afrocritik.com


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Emmanuel Daraloye | Music

Emmanuel Daraloye is Africa’s most prolific music critic. He has more than 600 album reviews in his archive.

Email: emmanuel.daraloye@afrocritik.com


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

Chimezie Chika is a culture journalist and writer of fiction and nonfiction. His works have appeared in or forthcoming from, amongst other places, The Shallow Tales Review, The Republic, Lolwe, Iskanchi Mag, Isele Magazine, Efiko Magazine, Brittle Paper, and Afrocritik. He was a 2021 Fellow of the Ebedi International Writer’s Residency in Iseyin, Nigeria. He is the Fiction Editor of Ngiga Review and currently resides in Nigeria.

Email: chimezie.chika@afrocritik.com


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Ojomi Daniel | Culture

Ojomi Daniel is a writer and researcher with a research interest in popular culture art forms — especially rap — literary theory and criticism, and African literature. He supports Manchester United and loves JAY-Z and Nigeria dearly.


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Michael Chiedoziem Chukwudera | Culture, Art, & Literature

Michael Chiedoziem Chukwudera is a writer and journalist currently based in Eastern Nigeria. He enjoys reading, traveling and community-based work. His works have appeared in Jalada Africa, Havik, Brittle Paper, Afrocritik, Open Country, The Republic, and elsewhere. His nonfiction writing ranges from culture journalism to literary criticism, film and book reviews, to meditative nonfiction and travel writing. He is the cofounder of the Eagle Nest Book Club, a network of book lovers across southeastern Nigeria which is aimed at elevating cultural and literary consciousness in the region. In 2022, the book club was profiled by Open Country Magazine. He is also the director of Umuofia Arts and Books Festival, an annual literary event which holds annually in Southeastern Nigeria. His debut novel, Loss is an Aftertaste of Memories is set for publication in May 2024. Follow him on Twitter @ChukwuderaEdozi.


Emmanuel Okoro
Emmanuel Okoro | Music & Culture

Emmanuel ‘Waziri’ Okoro is a content writer and journo with an insatiable knack for music and pop culture. When he’s not writing, you will find him arguing why Arsenal FC is the best football club in the multiverse. Connect with him on Twitter, IG, and Threads: @BughiLorde.

Email: emmanuel.okoro@afrocritik.com


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.

Email: yinoluu@afrocritik.com


Hope Ibiale Music writer for Afrocritik
Hope Ibiale | Music

Hope Ibiale is a writer and journalist. She has a keen interest in music, film, and literature. You can connect with Hope on X @hopeibiale and via email: hopeibiale@afrocritik.com.

Email: hope.ibiale@afrocritik.com


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Frank Njugi | Music & Literature

Frank Njugi is a Kenyan writer, culture journalist and critic who has written on the Kenyan and East African culture scene for platforms such as Debunk Media, Sinema Focus, Wakilisha Africa, The Moveee, Africa in Dialogue, and many others. He tweets as @franknjugi.


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Abioye Damilare Samson | Fashion, Pop Culture, & Music

Abioye Damilare Samson is a music journalist and culture writer focused on the African entertainment industry. Reading new publications and listening to music are two of his favourite pastimes when he is not writing.


Seyi Lasisi | Film | Afrocritik
Seyi Lasisi | Film

Seyi Lasisi is a Nigerian creative with an obsessive interest in Nigerian and African films as an art form. His film criticism aspires to engage the subtle and obvious politics, sentiments, and opinions of the filmmaker to see how it aligns with reality. He tweets @SeyiVortex.

Email: seyi.lasisi@afrocritik.com


Joseph Jonathan Film and Culture writer for Afrocritik
Joseph Jonathan | Film & Culture

Joseph Jonathan is a historian who seeks to understand how film shapes our cultural identity as a people. He believes that history is more about the future than the past. When’s not writing about film, you can catch him listening to music or discussing politics.


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Helena Olori | Film

Helena Olori is a talented multimedia journalist and content writer with a passion for storytelling. She has a keen interest in creative art, and enjoys staying abreast with the latest happenings in the film industry and exploring what makes the movie business tick.

Email: helena.olori@afrocritik.com


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Victory Hayzard Solum | Film & Culture

Victory Hayzard Solum is a freelance writer with an irrepressible passion for the cinematic arts. Here, he explores the sights, sounds, and magic of the shadow-making medium, and their enrichment of the human experience. A longstanding ghostwriter, he also may have authored the bestselling novel you last read.


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Joy Chukwujindu | Arts and Culture

Joy Chukwujindu is a Nigerian lawyer. When she’s not lawyering, she doubles as an art and culture writer for Afrocritik. You can connect with her on Instagram @joyjindu and Twitter @joy_jinduu.

Email: joy.jindu@afrocritik.com


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Michael Akuchie | Tech

Michael Akuchie is a tech journalist with four years of experience covering cybersecurity, AI, automotive trends, and startups. He reads human-angle stories in his spare time. He’s on X (fka Twitter) as @Michael_Akuchie and @michael_akuchie on Instagram.


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Tuka Letura | Sports

Tuka Letura is an experienced sports writer, with over five years in the craft. He uses data and statistics to provide analysis and commentary. From regional to worldwide competitions, he has covered a wide range of sports-related events and topics. He is devoted to sharing his enthusiasm for sports with his audience and engaging them with interesting anecdotes and viewpoints.