ANF Blog

9 April 2024

After Ivory Coast’s thrilling AFCON 2023 can Ghana’s Africa Games shape up?

SPECIAL REPORT | BIRD AGENCY | After the eventful, action-filled AFCON 2023 tournament in Ivory Coast that concluded last month, West Africa is now hosting another sporting extravaganza, as Ghana hosts the 13th edition of the Africa Games. This promises a month packed with athleticism, passion, and continental unity, with surge in the number of participating countries.

30 March 2023

New comedy grant to boost African comedians with funding and mentorship

30 March - Abidjan, Ivory Coast: Narrative change organization Africa No Filter today announced a new fund aimed at boosting the careers of emerging African comedians.

30 March 2023

Une nouvelle bourse pour les humoristes africains à travers un financement et un mentorat

30 mars - Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire : L'organisation de changement narratif Africa No Filter a annoncé aujourd'hui la création d'un nouveau fonds destiné à stimuler les carrières des humoristes africains émergents.

22 March 2023

7 steps to take your idea for a TV show from pitch to production

There has never been a better time to tell African stories made for TV. Homegrown platforms like Multichoice are expanding their local content and looking for fresh African stories.

10 February 2023,  Mwenya Chitambala

5 things you can do to produce Oscar award winning documentaries

African stories and storytellers are making their mark in the world of film and taking their careers to dazzling heights in the process. Writer, producer and director Pippa Elrich joined the Africa No Filter Academy for a fire-side chat about her career and Oscar award winning documentary, My Octopus Teacher.

6 February 2023

Pop culture is the biggest influencer of African youth, according to new report

2 February - Johannesburg, South Africa: Pop culture is the biggest influencer of African youth, according to the Who is Influencing Who? Unpacking Youth and Influence in Africa report.

18 January 2023

10 new African artists to watch in 2023

18 January, Accra - Ghana: After a year-long program under Africa No Filter (ANF) where they were given space, funds and support to hone their talent, the second cohort of ANF emerging artists are ready to take on the art world.

28 November 2022

Global funders renew commitment to shift negative stereotypes about Africa

28 November, Johannesburg: Five Global funders have renewed their commitment to support the narrative change organization Africa No Filter for another two years. The donor collaborative, which was started in 2020, has been advocating for better representation of Africa in the media and arts and culture space since its inception.

28 November 2022

Do These 5 Things to Protect Your Copyright And Keep Earning From Your Art

Africa’s creative industry is currently valued at over $40 billion and generates over $5 billion in annual revenue - which shows there is a lot of money to be made. Legal expert Georgette Monnou joined the ANF Academy to talk about copyrights and licensing for creatives and what you can do to keep earning from your art long after it has been produced.