Emerging Artists Fellows 2021/22


We partnered with arts, culture and media organisations, as well as individual artists, creatives, journalists and content creators who share our vision of a world where the existing narrative about Africa reflects a more contemporary, dynamic and progressive continent

Haneefah Adam - Breaking the Mold

By capturing the moments in the life of Lateefah, the documentary’s protagonist, Adam captures moments of human interaction, culture and traditions to represent African women as a people with agency.

Mahoutondji Kinmagbo - AFI

The animated short-film shares another image of what Afrofuturism is...

Mpho Tsuene - Mamak’hanakisi

Mamak’hanakisi is the first traditional cookbook in Lesotho. It blends digital art, photography and untold food experiences behind recipes of Basotho. 

Katanu Kay Sanna - Abundance in Mariakani

Abundance in Mariakani challenges the belief that Africa is poverty-stricken by telling the story of the Kenyan coastal town.

O’Plérou Grebet - Zouzoukwa

Zouzoukwa takes digital representation to the fingertips of smartphone users through emojis that promote African cultures.

Stella Tchuisse- I want to be like her

The piece is a reproduction of pictures of 10 African and Cameroonian women of great and important achievements.

Progress Nyandoro - Pfumi Ndini/Rich I am

Pfumi Ndini/Rich I am is an exhibition of mixed media paintings reflecting on the tradition and customs of maShona people of Zimbabwe.

Prince Ardayfio - WATER TALES; Black Men Can't Swim

The film offers a deep dove into African people’s cultural and historical relationship with water as a way to address one of the most enduring stereotypes about blackness; that Black people can’t swim.

Yuran Henrique - Small Island Landscapes

What does popular iconography have to do with stereotypes and consequently, better representation?

Dylan Habil - Mizizi

African folk tales and legend stories take centre stage in Mizizi, an animated anthology series spanning through several time periods.

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Abdou Toure - Content Creator

Women and rural communities are among the hardest hit by global warming, yet their voices are often marginalized.

Abigael Kima - Hali Hewa podcast

Hali Hewa podcast produced six episodes on climate and energy narratives in Africa, including content from COP28 in Dubai and the Africa Climate Summit. 

Alex Taremwa - Last Drop Africa

Ugandan journalist Alex Taremwa founded Last Drop Africa – a media non-profit organization covering climate change issues – to create storytelling platforms that use podcasts, mini-documentaries, long-form articles, and community engagements to tell better climate stories.

Baha Lajmi - Draw My Science

Baha Lajmi is a content creator, science communicator and founder of Draw My Science, the first science YouTube channel in Tunisia. 

Bola Edwards - Green Tales podcast

Grandma Wura is on a mission to teach African children about climate change, and inspire actions like recycling, tree planting and protecting the environment from plastic waste. 

David Nkwa - Content Creator

Meet Chibuike Ifedilichukwu, an up cyclist who is passionate about climate change and environmental pollution mitigation.

Andréa Magnon - Journalist

Andrea Magnon’s articles explore climate mobilization, solutions, innovation and initiatives.

Lwazi Msipha - Old Fashioned Youngin

Lwazi Msipha believes that there needs to be more conversations about climate change in Africa, and that these conversations must be creative.

Mohamed Okash - ICE Institute

Too often the story of climate change in Somalia is told through floods, droughts and displacement.