Ivie is a Nigerian-American multimedia journalist covering culture. A native New Yorker, and NYU alumna, her writing has been published in The New York Times, Women in The World, The Village Voice, Teen Vogue, PAPER magazine, Complex magazine, Okayplayer, OkayAfrica, Grazia UK, and NYU’s Social and Cultural Analysis Journal. Ivie has spoken at Harvard University, New York University, and has done on-air commentary for BBC Radio, BET, Entertainment Tonight, Fox 5 NY, Genius, Hot 97, and more.
In 2015, I wrote an extensive report with interviews and data examining how black women and girls were the forgotten victims of police brutality and state violence.
The digital age of journalism has birthed a new generation of writers who have a contemporary medium for storytelling and news reporting. Digital journalism not only changed the way we consume news but also changed the way journalists distribute their editorial work. Ivie Ani is Mastering the Art of Having Critical Conversations Across Digital Platforms
In less than a year, Nigerian superstar Burna Boy parlayed a quip at Coachella into a critically-acclaimed, record-breaking Grammy-nominated album, African Giant.
Burna Boy, née Damini Ogulu, has experienced an ascension that has been less meteoric and more piecemeal — marked by defining deterrents and gradual wins. His Best World Music Album Grammy nomination comes at no surprise to the fans and onlookers who have been following the 28-year-old afro-fusion artist’s rise over the better half ...
On Feb. 27, legendary hip-hop group Public Enemy shared a poster on Instagram featuring a concert-like shot of Bernie Sanders in black and white. The words “Fight The Power” were displayed in big, bold red letters. The Democratic presidential candidate’s name was printed in the iconic typography of the group’s logo below.
The Sanders campaign launched the poster saluting Public Enemy’s 1989 song “Fight the Power” to promote the group’s performance at the Los Angeles Convention Center last wee...
I appeared on Genius' "For The Record" to discuss the larger social issues, trends, and underlying themes in Dojo Cat's controversies.
The world is going through something crucial. This playlist is what this moment in time sounds like to me. A post-apocalyptic soundscape anchored by a vision of destruction and the dawn of a new beginning.
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The veteran South African DJ sat down with VIBE to talk about the changing landscape of DJing, the everlasting power of gqom, and the process of reintroducing himself and South Africa to the world.
DJ Tira is running late. The early afternoon chill in Midtown Manhattan didn’t stop him from lingering outside for a few extra minutes. He opted for the train instead of a cab. There was no traffic; he just opted for an impromptu iPhone photo shoot in Times Square.
He stops to take a few more photo...
In honor of Black History Month, HUE has invited Wyclef Jean, Ivie Ani, Naji Grampus, and Sociolinguist Professor John Baugh to unpack the meaning of words as it relates to the Music Industry. This discussion was empaneled to explore the impact and import of words to music and the music business in general, and to uncover how word choice affects perceptions, opinions and reactions. We would like to bring awareness to the way that words matter.
In particular, we want to shine a spotlight on th...
To critics, he is a troll. To fans, he is a trusted authority. To peers, he’s a savvy media executive. None of these titles are complex enough to describe what Hot 97 and Beats 1 personality Ebro has molded his public persona into.
Ebro Darden is ready to go live. Sitting in the newly launched Apple Music Beats 1 studio in downtown Manhattan, he mutes the mic and begins scrolling through his phone. He’s tweeting — something he tends to do several times an hour.
It’s January 2019 and he’s just...