ANF Blog

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 July 2021,  Africa No Filter

#HotOpportunities: Rise and Grind with these funding opportunities for African creatives and storytellers

Warm your vocal cords, polish that manuscript, edit your documentary series…whatever your creative project is, get ready to pitch it because it’s raining funding for individual and collective projects, including the opportunity to be funded by Africa No Filter and a fellowship programme offered by Harvard University. There’s also a $25,000 grant for emerging filmmakers and a chance for an early-career journalist to work in a leading U.S newsroom.

28 July 2021,  Africa No Filter

Jobs, smartphones, and breaking news dominated Google searches in Africa in June - but Egypt had lingerie on the mind

“Ask Google” has become a mantra when looking for information, so what better place to go to find out what people around Africa are most curious about? We analysed data from Google Trends to see how Africa is feeling. This month, hope and gloom were side-by-side, whether the news was driven by equity, health, sports, or tech.

22 July 2021

New handbook outlines how to write about Africa for development community

22 July 2021: Lagos, Nigeria - Africa No Filter, the not-for-profit working on narrative change on the continent, is challenging the development community to adopt more ethical approaches in their storytelling with the launch of its new handbook, How to Write About Africa in 8 Steps: An ethical storytelling handbook.

19 July 2021,  Africa No Filter

Protests and sport dominate African conversations in June

It’s worth looking into if it’s trending on Twitter. That’s what we do - every month. After all, Twitter is the world’s soapbox where people congregate to share their opinions about their world.

6 July 2021,  Africa No Filter

bird, Africa No Filter’s story agency, goes live

Nairobi and Johannesburg, July 6, 2021: Africa No Filter (ANF), the not-for-profit organisation focused on narrative change, has launched bird, Africa’s first, optimized-for-mobile, story agency designed to shift narratives about and within the continent.

22 June 2021,  Moky Makura

Jobs, jobs, jobs – that's what’s on Africa’s collective mind

If you want to know what people are really thinking about, look at their internet search history. So that’s what we do – every month. We analyse Google trends data about the continent to see how Africa is feeling.

4 June 2021

We're in the House! Narrative Matters Newsletter #1

What does an Ethiopian businesswoman who founded a software company have in common with a Nigerian singer/songwriter? The answer: gobal status.

2 June 2021

Hot Opportunity: Africa's first and only story agency for stories of arts, culture, tourism and innovation is looking for content creators

bird is looking for African content creators and digital storytellers passionate about telling alternative and compelling human-interest and feature stories about their communities and countries. And who better to tell these stories than a generation that has already taken back the pen through social media, blogs, vlogs and other digital storytelling platforms?

If that’s you, join us.