About Afrolens

In 1219, a young liberal, POC, by the name of  Genghis Khan went to war against the Khwarezm Empire in what is now the bombing remnants of present day Afghanistan and Iraq. During his travels, he met a young team of Africans who spoke to him about a time in the distant future where a young woman by the name of IdilayBilan, shall be born in a post-conflict place called, 'Soo'malia".

From there, a prophecy predicting her collaboration with a young team of Africans intent on creating a satirical space to pontificate about all political, cultural, and media happenings from the perspective of African, told through a variety of media lens (Ah! now you get it).

Irate with jealously, Khan froze this team of entrepreneurial Africans in time, setting off a chain of seismic events which undoubtedly resulted in the enslavement, colonisation, and post-conflict exploitation of their home nations. Luckily in 2016, the Anglo-Saxon uprising in Britain and the US has resulted in the rise of global temperatures; thus un-freezing our young heros. And thereafter Afrolens was born. A dream deferred, found it's right moment in history; at the epicentre of the years before the Rapture. 

This page is also in memory of our old friend Khan, who despite our centuries old grudge, has helped reduced global warming by combating overpopulation and killing approximately 40,000,000 people. Here's to he world's most renewed, dedicated, and dynamic environmentalist. 

Now on what you can expect from Afrolens media:

1. P Narrative Non-Fiction, Stories from forgotten places, and thoughtful political commentary on all things Horn de Afrique.

2. Profile of innovative/creative persons & ideas, dedicated to responding to a diverse and dynamic audience.

3. Multi-media platforms in delivering diverse, creative and engaging content. 


What you will not find here:

1. Thought policing and unilateral politics. Although a progressive media brand, Afrolens is informed by diverse & provocative conversations, through nuanced lens.

2. Tabloid reporting: Afrolens does satire, literary laughs, long-form essays, and all other forms of  cutting-edge perspectives. We're not in the business of slander. 

3. Perspectives that yield to your world view. Afrolens is media for folks invested in all scrutiny of absolute truths.

“If you build it, the Africans will come and troll hard”
— Aku "Aurelius" Salam
“Afrolens is like the New Yorker, if the New Yorker had an office in Mogadishu, without proper internet, and writers who didn’t write english too good.”
— Copywriter from Vogue Magazine
“ I came to Afrolens because one of the Editors owes me rent money, and just wanted to find their email. Turns out this is a pretty dynamic site. I’m elated about the future. Please support, so they can afford to pay me rent.”
— Adeer Muhsin Sharmarke
“Honestly, I’m just here to monitor and make sure everyone’s wearing their hijab”
— Osman Fataale Shirwac