Founded by Prince Joel and Princess Ariana Makonnen, Old World // New World is a Los Angeles based media and entertainment company committed to storytelling in many forms –from film and television to books– focused on powerful Black stories that inspire global audiences.

OWNW will give a fresh take on Africa and its Diaspora by curating compelling stories to help shape a new narrative for the continent.

Inspired by the royal couple’s own story which is a marriage of Africa, America and the Caribbean –the Old World and the New World– OWNW’s broader mission is to forge a unified Black identity worldwide fostering a sense of a shared history, and a shared destiny.