Ivie is a Nigerian-American multimedia culture journalist. A Bronx native and New York University alumna, her work has been published across digital media, TV, radio, universities, books, and beyond.
For the 5-year anniversary of Beyoncé’s Lemonade, I went on Genius - "For The Record" to talk about its cultural significance— from then to now & what that could look like in the future.
In conversation with Genius' VP of Content Strategy Rob Markman, HuffPost Black Voices Editor and Senior Culture Reporter Taryn Finley, and Music Journalist Kiana Fitzgerald
Naomi Campbell remains one of the most successful and recognizable supermodels of all time. She sat down with AMAKA Editor In Chief Ivie Ani to discuss her legendary career, her interest and involvement in Africa’s creative industries, celebrity power and social movements, what inspires her, and more.
This year's Grammy Awards featured plenty of history-making achievements and thought-provoking performances. Ivie Ani, cultural critic and editor in chief of AMAKA Studio joins New York Times writer Jenna Wortham in conversation for NPR's Here & Now.
I sat down with @amplifyafrica for their latest episode of Amplified Voices to talk about my journalism journey, how I started and maintained my career, my background, and (for once) some personal things.
Colorism is centuries old, yet some folks wanna act brand new.
Singer DaniLeigh dropped a Triller video of her bopping to her latest single “Yellow Bone” on Sunday. In the song, she expresses her man’s love for “yellow bones,” a very problematic way to describe light-skinned women. Not only was the song terrible, but it was drenched in colorist language.
After people on social media called her out, the Dominican singer issued an apology that made it clear that she didn’t understand why her so...
In 2020, there were many ways to understand the year in music; this week, we're considering five. It's been a long journey for women to get their critical and commercial dues in hip-hop, but the past year came replete with glimpses of progress. First, the facts: For a brief period in May, four Black women—Nicki Minaj alongside Doja Cat on "Say So" and Beyoncé alongside Megan Thee Stallion on "Savage" — occupied the top two spots on the Billboard Hot 100. That two-week span marked historic mom...
The Small Axe anthology series is a collection of five films that chronicle London’s West Indian community from the late 1960s to mid-1980s. Each story showcases the essence and resilience of Black life through the ages, the advances and the adversities.
Steve McQueen’s Small Axe anthology series celebrates the same theme—community, strength over circumstance, and building power in oneness. The collection by the ACADEMY AWARD® winning filmmaker takes place from the late 1960s to the mid-1980s...
#ENDSARS protesters and organizers have used social media to counter misinformation and report what’s been missing from major news outlets at home and abroad. I examine the historical context of Nigeria’s martial culture and dictatorships targeting journalists, and the global context of America’s errors in covering police brutality at home and its role perpetuating the militarism that leads to persecution of the press abroad.
The album ‘Juju Music’ was the first of its kind, and opened the floodgates for other artists from Africa to go global.
The 100 Songs That Define New York Rap, Ranked It’s not a sound, it’s an attitude.
By William E. Ketchum III, Craig Jenkins, and Dee Lockett With Naima Cochrane, Shamira Ibrahim, Ivie Ani, Paul Thompson, Stereo Williams, Eric Diep, Gary Suarez, and Starr Rhett Rocque
Nigerian publication The NATIVE are the cultural commentators with their fingers on the pulse of the African millennial, offering a contemporary perspective on music, culture, and style. Here, Ivie Ani discusses the current influence and popularity of African music around the world, and how this popularity brings with it a new set of conquests and concerns for African culture and the artists who shape it.