What is Afrofuturism and why does it matter?
In her video, @dianaincolour shares an excellent introduction to Afrofuturism - a term that has become more popular since 2018's film, Black Panther.
As @dianaincolour explains, writers, artists and musicians have been creating Afrofuturistic work for decades in an attempt to make sense of a painful African history, reimagining a future where people of African descent are the agents of their own destinies.
At Heady Mix, we believe that Afrofuturism is more than just black sci-fi. This does a disservice to what it can achieve. So we have extended it to a genre that envisions an Africa free from its negative stereotypes. It's a future Africa, but it's one that already exists, and is ready is to be appreciated.
We've also posted a video from the wonderful Masi Mbewe from Namibian who shares her experience of Afrofuturism as an African living in African. It's enlightening to hear her perspectives and hear her dream that one day she will "walk into a bookstore and have Afrofuturistic novels written by beautiful African writers on the shelves. [She wants] to not be able to get away from it, [for it] to overwhelm [her and for] Afrofuturism to take over the world and become a movement."