ANF Blog

Write for us. We’re looking for thought-provoking commentary on popular culture and your responses, stereotypical stories or artistic depictions of Africa, and Africans.

We’re also looking for the boldest and most beautiful image you have of Africa. Whether it’s your favorite building, public art piece, or green space in your city. You can also share ordinary moments that show the uniqueness of where you live, your heritage, and cultural or religious celebrations.

You can also share traditional cuisine, street fashion, iconic locations, and lifestyle experiences. Remember to only send hi-resolution images that are taken with a smartphone or a digital camera. All photos will be credited and all rights remain with the photographer.

6 December 2021

Africa No Filter and Meta announce a new fund to improve Virtual Reality in Africa’s storytelling

Africa No Filter, a narrative change organisation, and Meta have announced a partnership to launch “Future Africa: Telling Stories, Building Worlds” program, aimed at boosting the use of Virtual Reality in Africa’s storytelling.

1 December 2021,  Arekpitan Ikhenaode

Global Media Expert David Cornwall Shares His Tips for Taking Your Content Global

Global audiences are hungry for unique and little known stories that they can make an emotional connection to. Add to this the growth of streaming services and video content on social media, and African filmmakers already have a foot in the door of the global film market.

12 November 2021,  Arekpitan Ikhenaode

Who is Influencing Twitter Conversations About Climate Change in Africa?

Climate change was bound to be one of the biggest conversations of 2021 with COP26 currently taking place in Glasgow, United Kingdom. As it goes with everything that is making news in Africa and globally, we turned to the world’s soapbox - Twitter - to find how climate action comes up in conversations about Africa.

11 November 2021,  Africa No Filter

Corruption is the most common story Africa’s youth hear about the continent

Johannesburg, Lagos, Nairobi - 10 November 2021: Young people in North Africa are unlikely to befriend, date or marry someone from sub-Saharan Africa. This revelation was made in the ‘One Africa?’ report which unpacks narratives about Pan-Africanism and continental integration.

11 November 2021,  Africa No Filter

La corruption est le sujet le plus courant que les jeunes Africains entendent à propos de leur continent

Johannesburg, Lagos, Nairobi - 10 novembre 2021 : Il est peu probable que les jeunes d’Afrique du Nord se lient d’amitié, se mettent en couple ou épousent une personne originaire d’Afrique subsaharienne. Cette révélation a été faite dans le cadre du rapport « One Africa ? », qui analyse les récits sur le panafricanisme et l’intégration africaine.

15 October 2021,  Africa No Filter

We took a deep dive into the Nobel Prize archive to see how Africa is represented. The list is overwhelmingly male.

The Nobel Prize has become the global standard for excellence in Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, Literature, and Peace. We took a deep dive into the Nobel Prize archive to see how Africa is represented. The list is overwhelmingly male.

14 October 2021,  Africa No Filter

Who is influencing Twitter conversations about Covid-19 vaccinations in Africa?

We analyzed Tweets made by verified accounts mentioning Africa and any of the 54 countries in Africa while tagged with vaccine/vaccines, vaccination/vaccinations or vaccinated to find who has been driving conversations about one of the most significant conversations of the year between April and August 2021. They are all in the business of news about Africa.

14 October 2021,  Africa No Filter

What Time’s list of the 100 most influential people globally says about leadership in Africa

We went into Time magazine’s digital archive from 2011 to 2021 and were pleasantly surprised – although Nigeria tops the list, leaders from 21 countries have been featured, including Eritrea and Somalia.

29 September 2021

Up your game with these grants and funding opportunities for creatives

We’ve curated grants and funding opportunities for African musicians, writers, photographers, filmmakers and art and culture organisations.

Send your images or writing to using ‘My African Lens’ or “Point of View” as the subject line. Don’t forget to tell us about the submission.