Empowering Young Ordinary Creatives All Over Africa
Young African creatives need to realize they have a voice; a self-determining voice if for nothing else, to put Africa in her rightful position.
Trained youths globally
Official Partner of United Nations Nigeria
To enable, engage, and enrich photographers and visual storytellers in Africa in acquiring the knowledge and skills needed to be successful, so that they can make real impact with their skills.
The vision of PhotoWaka Africa is to build the largest and most engaging community of photographers and visual storytellers who will be bold enough to change the negative
stereotypes of Africa and Africans for good; thereby creating positive change.
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What people are saying about us.
Joining the PhotoWaka Africa community, has been a thrilling experience, from daily, weekly, and monthly knowledge sharing sessions through different platforms. The community has opened my mind to a lot and made me understand that photography preserves time, altering life by holding it still.
Photography is me.
The first time I heard about PhotoWaka was in 2018, I think a friend tagged me on one of their Instagram posts. And without hesitation, I joined the PhotoWaka Africa community. I attended the first photo walk organized by the platform and it was mind blowing. I loved the fact that people from different backgrounds came together for one cause - Photography. I love how PWA connects me with different photographers around the world. My photography game has improved impressively ever since. I remember back then, I was struggling with going out (I love being indoors) but I wanted a family, a community, I wanted to be a part of something, and PhotoWaka Africa was there. Ha Ha
I’m so grateful for this and the purpose behind PhotoWaka Africa. I know that it’s touching a million souls as it does mine. Super grateful for this.
Baptista Ime James
I was part of the participants of the PhotoWaka Africa Intensive Photography
Masterclass, which held a while back. The masterclass was intensive, and educative, and we had lots of fun, while we also had the opportunity to intern and connect with some of the facilitators , such as JIDE ODUKOYA; one of the renowned wedding photographers in Nigeria and also the director of JOP Studios. My photography game has changed since the masterclass. I began to have a different perspective of photography.
TOBI SAMUEL KUJORE
PhotoWaka Africa has been a huge source of inspiration to me and other young creatives generally. It opens our hearts and minds. It has helped unveil our potentials. Ever since I joined Photowaka Africa community, I have been doing a lot of outside-the-box thinking which is essential for a creative. I'm glad to be part of Photowaka Africa. God bless Photowaka Africa, God bless Nigeria, God bless Africa.
Amade Ugbede Mathias (Matty Stix).
When I started photography in 2018, I had a vision with no direction. I joined the PhotoWaka Africa community that same year the and guess what? The vision that didn't have direction began to make sense. Prior to joining this community, I had no idea how to edit pictures, but today guess who is a creative photo editor? I am glad to tell you that the vision that had no direction before, is on Google Map.
PhotoWaka Africa provided me the platform to network with photographers who in turn, have helped in improving my creative skills as a photographer. The trainings held on the PhotoWaka Africa Telegram platform by various top notch speakers have also really helped in shaping my view about life.
Continue the good job, PhotoWaka Africa!
At PhotoWaka Africa, I've been able to learn the different perspectives of photography. I believe I've gained more exposure with this community. The best part is that with PhotoWaka, I became part of history; being a part of the largest gathering of photographers.