Who are we?
Afrobloggers is a web-based hub that promotes, educates, and celebrates African bloggers.
Our mission is to help African grassroots digital storytellers to connect and create in an environment that is enabling and creatively inspiring.
Our vision is an African narrative inclusive of grassroots stories.
Why does Afrobloggers support grassroots storytellers in particular?
We believe that the African story which has previously been shaped mostly by scholars, researchers, academics, and a privileged few with media resources goes beyond humanitarian reports and screaming headlines that are found in mainstream media. Therefore, we take it upon ourselves to encourage the production of nuanced stories about African people. We harvest and promote these stories to build a narrative that carries the intimate details of our lived realities.
We identify, create and bring value-adding activities and platforms within the reach of African bloggers in order to encourage their creative expression through stories.
Afrobloggers first and foremost is a community! Bloggers from different African countries across the world connect and share their various experiences, dialogue on important issues, and forge lifelong friendships within our space. We believe our community is a great place for crowdsourcing ideas and connecting for collaborations. Join our community today!
We train Africans on how to start, create and manage digital storytelling sites such as blogs, podcasts, or video channels. Through physical workshops, webinars and articles we showcase the endless possibilities that are created by a shared story. Our vision is to inspire more people to be deliberate about sharing their stories.
We hold monthly virtual meetups for African Bloggers every last Saturday of the month. These virtual meetups aim to foster cross-platform collaborations between creatives, provide opportunities for engagement with experts, and generate creative inspiration for better digital storytelling.
We host storytelling festivals that provide African bloggers with opportunities to come together and blog on similar topics for a month. These blogging fiestas help people to connect as they discover that even though they are from different places, backgrounds and nationalities their stories are often similar.
We recognize and celebrate outstanding African bloggers through awards. It is our strong belief that this recognition will add credibility and deserved status to the bloggers as well as inspire more Africans to take up the pen and share their stories in a responsible manner.
The Afrobloggers Impact story
I bless the day someone retweeted Afrobloggers to my timeline. They’re truly about Africa and Africans growing, connecting, and rising together. They provide a viable platform for African content creators to build, grow, and network. They’re doing great work and bridging the gapBlessing Adejoh, Gambia
You see, Africa is all it is and more. And even though we continually finger ourselves as those ‘lacking’, the truth is, home never lacks; not the people, not the places, not the art. This is the vision of Afrobloggers; to uncover the African Writing prowess hidden in fleabags all across the blogging space…Victoria Naa Takia, Ghana
Thank you for bringing together amazing African talent to the world. I’d never thought that one day I’d blog in a matatu on my way home or late in the night. The blogging community of Africa is really lucky to have passionate people like you.Akello Linda, Uganda
One of my hobbies is to write and because of that, I started blogging way back in 2012. I have joined many blogging communities to connect with other bloggers, but none have been as influential as the Afrobloggers community. It has helped me gain visibility for my posts and allowed me to connect with other African bloggers.Getrude Gwenzi, Zimbabwe