Young, urban and culturally savvy, meet the Afropolitans

Story highlights

  • The term "Afropolitan" is often used to refer to young Africans with a global outlook
  • The editor of Afropolitan magazine says: "I've kind of been raised by the world"
  • Social media has been key to the movement, says blogger Minna Salami
  • Movement is associated with a certain cool and a style influenced by Arise magazine
Young, urban and culturally savvy, meet the Afropolitans -- a new generation of Africans and people of African descent with a very global outlook.
Something of a buzzword in the diaspora, the term "Afropolitan" first appeared in a 2005 magazine article by Nigerian/Ghanaian writer Taiye Selasi. Selasi wrote about multilin