Launched in 1999, Okayplayer is the original progressive music site and maintains its position as the premier digital destination for music and culture connoisseurs worldwide.
Okayplayer delivers a full spectrum of groundbreaking coverage that serves as a gateway to multi-faceted cultures and communities. Well established as the gold standard in music media, Okayplayer utilizes its influential voice to define and create the cutting edge content that chronicles sound, culture, film, arts, politics, and more.
Okayplayer was first created and launched by Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson and Angela “Stress” Nissel in 1998 out of their respective bedrooms in West Philadelphia. The website’s official anniversary is February 23, 1999, the same day The Roots released their fourth studio album Things Fall Apart.
VP of Content/Editor in Chief, OkayMedia
Managing Editor, Okayplayer
Director of Editorial Operations
Social Media Director, Strategy
Social Media Director, Community
Editorial News and Culture Editor
Michael “ZO” Gonik
BRAND & CREATIVE
VP of Brand & Creative Director, OkayMedia
Brand Marketing Director
Client Services Director
VP of Sales
East Coast Sales Director
VP of Finance
VP of Operations
Our MissionOkayplayer is the innovative, artistic and progressive voice of black culture through the amplification of music, art, film and politics.
OkayAfricaOkayAfrica quite simply represents Africa’s New Wave; with more than half the population in many African nations under 25, the bright continent is currently undergoing an explosion of vibrant new music, fashion, art, and political expression. OkayAfrica is the multi-faceted hub capturing the spirit of this unprecedented boom in youth culture, focusing on emerging and progressive artists, blending traditional aesthetics with a futurist lifestyle.
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