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Why are African artists rejecting the 'Afrobeats' label?

In the past decade, Afrobeats has emerged as a cultural phenomenon, connecting Black people across the diaspora through its persistent...


April Digital Cover: Shaé Universe

In 2022 Shaé Universe dropped her first EP, Unorthodox, that ushered in a sound dubbed R’n’Drill. She refers to it as half of her at...


Ones To Watch Vol. 11

Here are 5 up-and-coming artists you need to add to your playlist. Listen to the Ones To Watch playlist here. Sasha Keable - Hold Up...


Best Books of 2024 So Far

The best books of the year so far, picked from our bookshelves of the month


April's Bookshelf

The spotlight is on the short story for this month's bookshelf, with 3 out of the 8 picks being compilations that span across genres and...


March's Bookshelf

Themes: LGBTQIA+, Family, Christianity, Coming of age, Self-acceptance, Love Summary: When Obiefuna's father witnesses an intimate moment...


Aisha Bywaters wins second BAFTA for Three Little Birds Casting

Not as well covered as its counterparts, the BAFTA Craft Awards took place on Sunday 28 April. Celebrities you don’t often see gracing...


Challengers: "backstabbing, scheming, smack-talking, dirty macking, adultery..."

"Luca Guadagnino has never been one to shy away from attempting to turn his audience on. " Ore unpacks Zendaya's latest role as Tashi Duncan


Banel and Adama: The best love story of the year is a Black film you haven’t even heard of.

Ayan Artan delves deep into the Senegalese directorial debut 'Banel and Adama' by Ramata-Toulaye Sy.


Available online and for print, click below to read our latest issue. Each issue includes articles, exclusive interviews, and the latest trends within music, literature, and TV.

Challengers: "backstabbing, scheming, smack-talking, dirty macking, adultery..."
Oreviews And The Art of The Series Finale
Euphoria Review: S2 E4 'You Who Cannot See, Think of Those Who Can'
Michael X: Hustler, Revolutionary, Outlaw
Finale Review: Line Of Duty
Headie One Album Review: Edna
Teyana Taylor Album Review: The Album
Why Quarantine Season Is The Perfect Time To Take In New Music
AFRONATION: the highs, the lows and why I'll be back again next year

Ore's Column

The Floor Magazine - 
An online and print publication celebrating emerging talents of colour in the literary and creative worlds.  

Shaé Universe x The Floor

Read about our latest digital cover:

Nigerian-born British singer/songwriter Shaé Universe weds dreamy R&B melodies with subtle gospel flavours and elements of hip-hop to create a dynamic and engaging hybrid. Active since the mid-2010s, she notched collaborations with artists like Kojo Funds and Ms. Banks before breaking out with the R&B-drill single "You Lose" in 2020.

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