Zainab Akande

A native New Yorker, Zainab Akande received her master's degree from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism in 2014 with a concentration in arts and culture reporting and a focus in multimedia journalism. She is currently a staffer for, a celebrity news and lifestyle site. She has also written for Indiewire,, Artinfo and Mic. A film and TV aficionado, Zainab enjoys dramedys, horror and noir. She also enjoys using entertainment journalism as a platform for discussing and analyzing the modern day cultural diet. In her spare time, she indulges in YA novels, creative writing and guessing people's zodiac signs. You can follow her on Twitter @akandez.

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