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Who Should Apply

We are looking for originals, applicants cut from that unique creative ilk that defines an amazing creative. We are not looking for ordinary people. Instead we want content creators and storytellers that are non-conformists who are laser focused on making the authentic yet fantastic stories that Africa deserves, stories that the world will use as the lenses with which the real Africa is viewed. We are looking for photographers, videographers, writers, animators, graphic artists, storytellers. We are looking for those young, hungry creatives that are ready to take their creative aspirations to the next level

Amplify applicants should be open to challenging defaults, demonstrate resilience, and embody a multitude of viewpoints. Fellow characteristics we like include rigor, ownership, vision, grit, curiosity and teamwork. In addition to tangible evidence of progress in their craft, every potential Amplify should be able to show their passion for their country and Africa

The Selection Process

The Amplify II Fellows will be selected by the aKoma crew. We select Fellows based on their creative pursuits so far, content creation aspirations, alignment with Amplify’s vision, and other factors. We are interested in the possible range and impact of the potential Fellow’s work, the diversity of their creative work, and the ability to take full advantage of the opportunities presented by Amplify

This is a very competitive program. We will be selecting thirty (30) Fellows in total - ten in Lagos, ten in Nairobi, five in Accra, and five in Kigali. For some context on how tough the competition is, we received over 1,000 applications for the first cohort of 25 fellows in 2016

Yes, you have to really stand out

There will be two rounds: 

  • The first round will run through July 7th

  • A final round will run from the 7th to the 14th of July, when we will announce the Amplify II Fellowship recipients


Applicants should reside or be available in one of these locations:

  • Accra, Ghana

  • Kigali, Rwanda

  • Nairobi, Kenya

  • Lagos, Nigeria

Applicants must commit to 8-10 hours every week to participate in Amplify activities. No exceptions will be made. Please do not apply if you can’t make this commitment

Be able to show samples of your work, and have a visible presence on social media that displays your work on the web

If you have any questions, please send us a note here 

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