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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.

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.

10 May 2021,  Africa No Filter

Africa No Filter Analysis: “Rapidly spreading variants compound Africa’s coronavirus woes.”

On 6th May South Africa’s News24 ran a story picked up from Bloomberg News with the headline: “Rapidly spreading variants compound Africa’s coronavirus woes”.The headline, the framing, the sources and the focus of the story got our attention for these reasons:

3 May 2021,  Africa No Filter

New Report on African media shows western sources dominate how the African story is told

The research surveyed 38 African editors, analyzed content from 60 African news outlets in 15 countries (Botswana, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, DRC, Egypt, Tunisia, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Ghana, Nigeria and Senegal) between September and October 2020.

30 April 2021

How well do you know the African music scene?

You know the difference between Zouglou and Makossa. You are as fluent in afrobeats as you are in afropop and soul, but how much do you know about icons who’ve turned Africa’s pop music into a global sensation?

22 April 2021

How well do you know African cities? Take this quiz to find out.

You know Nairobi, Joburg, Lagos, Dakar, Cairo and Dakar, but what about the rest of the continent? Test your knowledge with this quiz.

21 April 2021,  Africa No Filter

Ten tips to make your grant proposal shine

Funders share their tips and tools to help creatives look for funding, polish their grant proposals and give themselves a shot at being noticed by funders.

30 March 2021,  Africa No Filter

Africa No Filter’s partnership with Western Union will ensure effective and rapid money transfers to Africa’s young creative talent.

As a grant-making organisation, having a safe, reliable financial partner to help us dispense the funds quickly is critical, and Western Union is a trusted payment brand.” Western Union has a vast network of outlets that can deliver grants to individuals in small communities and those in large cities equally effectively.

29 March 2021,  Africa No Filter

The Grammy Awards 2021 were another massive win for Africa’s pop culture

African music is never far from the stage during the Grammy Awards but unlike previous years, the 2021 edition didn’t make a fleeting mention of the continent. Africa was given the stage to shine.

23 March 2021,  Africa No Filter

The British Council joins the movement to shift stereotypical narratives about Africa

Africa No Filter’s pooled funding now tops USD 5million. The funds are used for grant-making, research and advocacy campaigns that highlight narratives and their impact on the continent.

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