Hannah Elansary

Hannah is the marketing intern at ONE, where she works on talent and artist relationships. She graduated from the University of Virginia, where she studied Arabic and received her degree in Middle Eastern languages and literature.

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Kushn: Leather goods supporting African artisans

Kushn: Leather goods supporting African artisans

Kushn leather design studio is ready to keep you hip with their colorful, African-inspired designs.  Selling everything from leather laptop, iPhone and iPad cases to coin purses and briefcases, the South African brand knows how to merge function with style. Even better, all of their products are made with traditional African......
Freddy Sam: Inspiring social change, one mural at time

Freddy Sam: Inspiring social change, one mural at time

Ricky Lee Gordon hard at work on a new mural. Photo credit:  oxeloskateboards.com. Ricky Lee Gordon is on a quest to prove that art can make a difference. His artwork has been exhibited all over the world from the Gambia to New York, and featured on the BBC and National Geographic alongside world-famous graffiti artist Bank......
Okayafrica: Staying in touch with youth culture in Africa

Okayafrica: Staying in touch with youth culture in Africa

What are the cool kids in Africa listening to these days? What are they wearing? What artists are they into? What movies are they watching? Leave that to okayafrica, an interactive online hub that shares the best of the continent’s traditional and modern culture – a term coined “Africa’s New Wave” – with the ......
In case you missed it: Femi Kuti and Sinkane in Central Park

In case you missed it: Femi Kuti and Sinkane in Central Park

Femi Kuti killing it on stage in Central Park. Photo credit: Hannah Elansary/ONE This past sunny Sunday in NYC, I got the chance to see the vivacious Femi Kuti come alive at Central Park SummerStage. Presented by the one and only Okayafrica, it was truly an unforgettable show for the savvy Afropolitans and families in…...
Festival au Desert: Only the bravest will come

Festival au Desert: Only the bravest will come

ONE Arts and Music Blogger Hannah Elansary interviews the ladies behind the Last Song Before the War, a documentary of the Festival au Desert in Mali. As Northern Mali continues to face instability, music serves as a powerful driver of cultural unification.  The riveting feature-length documentary, The Last Song Before the W......
A reggae-licious Spotify playlist for May

A reggae-licious Spotify playlist for May

The time has come for you to whip out your air guitar – video blogger Ikenna Azuike  (check out one of his latest videos below) has made a playlist introducing us to the African version of rock ‘n’ roll. Ikenna, creator of African comedy news show What’s Up Africa (produced by Radio Netherlands Worldwi......
Beat-makin’ from Chapel Hill to Africa

Beat-makin’ from Chapel Hill to Africa

What happens when you provide young African creatives with the tools to create their own beats? UNC Chapel Hill hip-hop professors and artists Stephen Levitin (aka Apple Juice Kid) and Pierce Freelon traveled to Senegal and the Democratic Republic of Congo to find out. Beat Making Lab started as a class at the University of N...
What’s Up Africa’s April playlist for ONE

What’s Up Africa’s April playlist for ONE

Now that spring is finally here, video blogger Ikenna Azuike (check out one of his latest videos below) has made the ultimate warm-weather April playlist. Ikenna, creator of African comedy news show What’s Up Africa (produced by Radio Netherlands Worldwide), complied some tracks from artists like Magic System, Oliver Mtuku......
What’s Up Africa makes a Spotify playlist for ONE

What’s Up Africa makes a Spotify playlist for ONE

Get your dancing shoes ready because video blogger Ikenna Azuike is sharing his favorite hits with us! His Spotify playlist includes songs from African Hip-Hop, Afrobeat superstars like Sarkodi and D’banj and even some French songs from Congolese rapper Baloji and the African native rap group Sexion D'Assaut.
15 Maroon 5 shows later…

15 Maroon 5 shows later…

Maroon 5 is halfway through their 2013 Overexposed tour across North America. and the ONE team has been there every step of the way! ONE members and staff have been tabling inside the venues, encouraging concert goers to join ONE, take action and pick up some ONE wristbands to wear while dancing to their favorite…...
Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards: The first-ever African ‘Oscars’

Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards: The first-ever African ‘Oscars’

Just when you thought award show season was over, the red carpet will make another appearance at the first-ever Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards (AMVCA) in Lagos, Nigeria! Premiering on Sunday, March 9th, the award show boasts an exciting, live, one-hour red carpet pre-show where the best of African film and TV will dazz......
Modahnik: Fair trade clothing for global nomads

Modahnik: Fair trade clothing for global nomads

When putting on your favorite outfit, do you think about the conditions in which the clothes were produced? With the reality of sweatshops, child labor and unethical work conditions in underdeveloped countries, you really should be. While the fashion world may seem glamorous, there is nothing stylish about the most coveted fa......
Ikenna Azuike keeping you hip with ‘What’s Up Africa’

Ikenna Azuike keeping you hip with ‘What’s Up Africa’

Enchanting is the word I would use to describe Ikenna Azuike’s entertaining video blog, Whats Up Africa. When it comes to seeking knowledge about Africa, your average news channel is likely to only highlight some of the unfortunate struggles that Africa faces today. Few people actually know about the heavy metal following i...
Get down with P-Square

Get down with P-Square

Paul and Peter Okoye are the names behind the mega-popular R&B duo, P-Square. These identical twins have crossed geographical boundaries, making them not only the most popular artists in their native Nigeria, but also a hit sensation all over Africa and around the globe. P-Square’s music combines Western and African rhy......