Ahead of ‘Africa Day’ tomorrow, 25th May, Facebook has announced the launch of its global campaign titled: ‘Made by Africa, Loved by the World’ – a series of short films unveiling the stories of eight phenomenal creatives and small business owners from across the continent who are breaking ground across the world.
Available to view on a dedicated ‘Made by Africa, Loved by the World’ microsite and the official Facebook Africa page, the films provide a glimpse into the global successes of African creatives and businesses from African countries including Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, Côte d’Ivoire, and Gabon.
The series is aimed at showcasing heroes and honouring the people that are impacting Africa, as well as the world, through their music, arts, and crafts.
Included in the ‘Made by Africa, Loved by the World’ campaign are:
- Mai Atafo (Nigeria) – Fashion designer and bespoke tailor
- Lafalaise Dion (Côte d’Ivoire) – Fashion designer and visual artist
- Jessica Allogo (Gabon) – Founder of Les Petits Pots de l’Ogooué Garmout Food brand
- Blinky Bill (Kenya) – Musician, DJ, Rapper and Producer
- Sauti Sol (Kenya) – International award-winning Afro-pop group
- Lola Pedro (Nigeria) – Founder of Pedro’s Premium Ogogoro drinks brand
- Mark Angel (Nigeria) – Digital comedian, scriptwriter and video producer
- Laduma Ngxokolo (South Africa) – Founder of fashion brand Maxhosa and creative artist
Nunu Ntshingila, Regional Director, Facebook Africa, said:
“At Facebook, we’re deeply invested in the creative industry in Africa, and nowhere is it more exciting to witness this vibrant creative scene than here on the continent. These people and businesses are changing the way Africa is seen, not just in Africa, but around the world, and are cementing our position as leaders in innovation and the creative industries. We know that Africa is the future, and in honour of ‘Africa Day’ and the Africa Union’s 2021 celebration of African ‘Arts Culture And Heritage’, ‘Made by Africa, Loved by the World’ is our way of recognising just some of these remarkable individuals who continue to inspire the world.”
As part of the ‘Made by Africa, Loved by the World’ campaign, Facebook will be creating dedicated ‘Africa Day’ Facebook profile frames available to Facebook users, and holding free virtual trainings for SMBs and Creators across Africa through its local training partners.
Focused on providing other upcoming creatives and entrepreneurs with the digital know-how to take their ideas global, these will focus on creativity and Instagram including how to creatively engage with your audience through Instagram; Reels school, Interactivity in stories and how to get creative with ads.