December 2, 2023


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, as we jointly project Africa, one word, one story at a time!


About Afrocritik Samson Jikeme | Founder/CEO
Samson Jikeme | 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


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.

Sybil Fekurumoh
Sybil Fekurumoh | Managing Editor

Sybil Fekurumoh is a writer, editor, and future Nigerian Minister for Agriculture. She’s passionate about books, literature, agriculture, and SDG 4 — Quality Education.


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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.


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, Isele Magazine, 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.


Emmanuel Okoro
Emmanuel Okoro | Music

Emmanuel Okoro is an environmental engineer, 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.

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.


Hope Ibiale Music writer for Afrocritik
Hope Ibiale | Music

Hope Ibiale is a writer and a book lover.


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Seyi Lasisi | Film

Seyi Lasisi is a Nigerian student 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.


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.


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Joy Chukwujindu | Arts and Culture

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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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.

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

Ijeoma Anastasia Ntada writes and reads poetry, fiction and nonfiction. 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.


Somtochukwu Paul, culture writer for Afrocritik
Somtochuckwu Paul| Intern

Somtochuckwu Paul is a writer who crafts content that explores various aspects of human experiences. He is the brainbox behind “Memoirs of a Contemporary African”, a monthly newsletter through which he shares intriguing narratives from his unconventional life journeys with ever-curious readers.

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