Celebrating Ghanaian Comedy Star EbabyKobby
In the 3rd issue of Afrokanist Magazine we caught up with the Ghanaian-American social media superstar Ebaby Koby, whose popular Instagram account boasts more than 170,000.Emmanuel Achempong was born on the 26th of May 1992, he is a native of Ghana and raised in America. Ebaby became a sensation through his “Martha” series of short videos, which he also posts on YouTube.
In the third issue of Afrokanist Magazine, Ebaby shares his story with our readers, he expresses why comedy is a huge part of our culture as Africans, and why the art form deserves acknowledgement and respect. Comedy he says, is another form of art that has helped African Diasporas connect with their culture, their identity and language. In addition to this, he shares a few tips on how African comedians could play a role in the global media market as long as they keep going and working on their art.
Today being the 26th of May we would like to use this opportunity to wish Ebaby Kobby a happy birthday and a warm thank you for representing Africa through comedy and for sharing laughter and culture with his art.
Exploring the intersectionality of identity and African Languages issue3
This year we started on our journey of bringing you the 3rd issue of Afrokanist Magazine, the identity and language issue.
Language is power and it is a huge part of our identity , this issue is an artistic collection of personal stories, celebrating and creating dialogues on the intersectionality of identity and African languages. Followed by the utilisation of African languages in photography, fashion, music, social media, comedy, cinema and business, you can expect a diversity of contributors showcasing the use of their skills to fight oppression, racism and misrepresentation, we have gathered amazing minds who are willing to tell their stories through exclusive interviews, we have put together a variety of black owned business to invest in, you will find life changing stories, motivational and inspirational articles , from London to Accra to Lagos, to South Africa to Kenya.
This issue is a pure representation of Africans taking back the ownership of their identities and using their languages as a tool to stand tall and break barriers.
To celebrate the soft launch of our 3rd issue, you are invited to Afrokanist Magazine’s Afro- hair show on the 17th of June at Hot Spot African and Caribbean restaurant/bar, 22 Lordship Lane, Tottenham , London,N17 8NS. It will be an evening of informative, fun and exciting gathering, you will have the opportunity to purchase your copy of the exclusive issue 3 of Afrokanist Magazine and opportunity to win different prizes by black owned business.
Check out his videos below.