“Until lions learn to write, hunters will tell their stories for them” has been a defining proverb in my life. It's about taking agency in your life and determining how and what people think of you. Africa No Filter lets me do this on a large scale.
Jessica Hagan is Africa No Filter’s Program Officer and leads on programs and grantmaking within the Arts & Culture and media space.
Lerato Mogoatlhe is the communications and content lead at Africa No Filter. She is a media professional with more than a decade of experience gained in various roles in publications that include City Press, Sunday Times, Drum and Cosmo SA.
As Strategy and Research lead responsible for partnerships and advocacy, Natasha leads ANF’s efforts to connect and build the field of narrative changemakers and to make narrative evidence based and relevant to African conversations.
Victor Mark-Onyegbu is grants manager at Africa No Filter. Before joining ANF, he was program manager at the British Council, where he also worked as an arts manager responsible for delivering on the organisation’s creative economy offers in Nigeria, West Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa.
As the digital community lead at Africa No Filter, Nasya Smith oversees ANF’s digital presence and engagement. With over six years of experience in the storytelling space, she has headed up digital communications campaigns across the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region for governmental and international development organizations.
Based in Kampala, Uganda Samuel Matsiko is ANF’s data scientist. He is passionate about building data-driven solutions. He believes a story is not complete without data to support it.
Rebecca Pointer is a researcher and leading the Emerging Scholars Fellowship at ANF. Her life has been driven by a quest for fairness in the world and a passion for writing.
Lorraine Jagesar is the Office Administrator at Africa No Filter, and plays an integral role in providing admin support to the Executive Director and team.
Taziona (Taz) Sitamulaho
Taziona (Taz) Sitamulaho is the program administration assistant at Africa No Filter. With her natural coordination and hands-on approach, Taz has over 15 years of experience in corporate and non-profit making organizations.