We are launching Craft Your Africa Story – A media and capacity-building initiative aimed at discovering fresh voices as well as empowering Nigerian storytellers across all fields with the knowledge and tools to create engaging content and reach a more diverse and expanded audience.

Craft Your Africa Story builds community by connecting participants to a network of storytelling experts with a focus on developing their content creation, audience engagement and monetization skills. The programme will grow content and professional writing skills to position participants for jobs across a range of industries including: Food & Drinks, Travel and Tourism, Publishing, Advertising, Gaming, Real Estate, Finance, Cryptocurrency, Digital Marketing, Automobile, Healthcare, Music, Film, Weddings, Obituaries, Nature, Homes, Architecture, Fashion, Cooking & Recipes, etc.

The programme will have a participant ratio of 70:30 in favour of women and a curriculum that explores writing and photography from a storytelling perspective.

Craft Your Africa Story’s curriculum will include writing prompts, reading assignments, storytelling projects, real-world scenarios and samples, opportunities to engage with an authentic audience and utilize modern storytelling approaches such as the Bechdel test – a globally recognised test that measures the representation of women in fiction and asks whether a work features at least two women who talk to each other about something other than a man.