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 firstname.lastname@example.org, as we jointly project Africa, one word, one story at a time!
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.
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 is a writer, editor, and future Nigerian Minister for Agriculture. She’s passionate about books, literature, agriculture, and SDG 4 — Quality Education.
Emmanuel Daraloye is Africa’s most prolific music critic. He has more than 600 album reviews in his archive.
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 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.
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 is a writer and a book lover.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.