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About

Afripedia

Is the leading platform dedicated to connecting top African creatives to opportunities Worldwide. With constant curation and rotation, our platform is the best place to look for inspiration and to find collaborators whether you’re looking as a brand, corporation or a creative yourself.

Our ambition

We are born out of a genuine passion to expand the opportunities for African creatives who are so often overlooked, and ultimately drive change across the creative industry. Through our digital platform and offline events, we connect, support, and champion our creatives. The goal is to change the narrative, change the ratio, and ultimately change the minds of those who hire.

Origin story

Afripedia started out as a 5-part documentary series showcasing emerging creatives from major cities across Africa. The work of the featured artists was not only intriguing but challenged stereotypes to change preconceptions of what it means to be African today. The series was released in 2014 and has been screened at over 70 film festivals worldwide since its release date.

While producing the Afripedia series, filmmakers and Co-founders Teddy Goitom and Senay Berhe connected with talent across the African continent and saw a major market was underrepresented in the current creative industry.

This is where the light bulb went off – an idea that would disrupt the whole creative industry. The world’s first database with talent of African descent. Afripedia has expanded beyond docuseries to become an online movement where creatives of African descent can connect with one another, share their work and soon be sought after for hire by major global companies. Teddy and Senay spent two years developing Afripedia in New York at New Museum’s tech lead incubator program New Inc.

The dream of changing the narrative within the creative community is gradually becoming reality.