• A Pan-African Collaborative for New African Narratives
    #AfricaNoFilter A Pan-African Collaborative for New African Narratives
  • Meet the #AfricaNoFilter Fellows
    #AfricaNoFilter Meet the #AfricaNoFilter Fellows


We make grants to organizations at the forefront of narrative change in Africa



We lift up and amplify voices of innovative African artists and storytellers



We support pan-African dialogues and disseminate cutting-edge research.

What is #AfricaNoFilter?

#AfricaNoFilter is a multi-partner collaborative to use the arts, new media, business, journalism and allied resources to support and amplify new voices and new stories of Africa

With more than 1.2 billion people from 3,000 different ethnic groups, speaking more than 2,000 different languages and located in 54 distinct countries, Africa is a cornucopia of diversity, and a continent of countless unique stories. Yet narratives about Africa are still being shaped by voices outside of the continent. Extreme versions of these narratives cast Africans as hopelessly plagued by poverty, disease, corruption and dependency, or so rich in natural and human resources that we are now completely self-sufficient.

#AfricaNoFilter seeks to present more accurate, nuanced and contextualized stories of Africa today, with an emphasis on the unique voices of young people and women.

Current partners include the Ford Foundation, Aspire Corona Trust Foundation, Kwese Digital Media, and Equity Bank. Learn how you can join this growing movement. Meet our Partners

Our mission and vision

Our partners are piloting new approaches for igniting a pan-African movement to drive narrative change.
Together we aim to:


Amplify and elevate self-respecting narratives and dialogues of honest self-critique by diverse new voices and storytellers from across the continent.


Build a dynamic and catalytic network of African partners, including storytellers, cultural institutions, businesses, academic institutions, independent media outlets, philanthropic institutions and others, to propel these new narratives.


Strengthen key institutions across Africa that are critical hubs for developing and disseminating new narratives.

Why Now?

We believe it is possible to disrupt outdated narratives, and realign them with today’s reality

Digital technology platforms provide Africans new opportunities to speed the creation and dissemination of unique stories in ways that can dramatically shift perceptions – both within and outside Africa.

Moreover, more than 77 percent of Africans are younger than 35 and the median age is 19 years. This generation is confident, creative and motivated to imagine a new future for themselves and others.

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