About Us

OLONGOAfrica is a new web publication published under The Brick House Collective.

The Olongo is the orange-cheeked Waxbill (Estrilda Melpoda M). They’re very common in West Africa, and their call is a type of continuous twittering.

We think of OlongoAfrica as akin to that twittering community of opinion, literature, travelogue, journalism, and topical writing. Not quite like Twitter, where the loudest voices rule, but a corner of the world where soft but melodious music makes an impact, nevertheless, above the din.

You can read more about The Brick House Collective here and here.

Publisher: Kọ́lá Túbọ̀sún

Editor: Olajide Salawu