What is 1word4Africa?

#1Word4Africa started as a social media campaign that started in May 2017.

Our objective was to change the misguided perception of Africa with just ONE WORD.

This triggered a conversation about Africa using the hashtag #1Word4Africa.

Words from #1word4Africa campaign

We are continuing this conversation with photos exhibitions in Cape Town, South Africa and in Nairobi, Kenya.


Lesley Mphanga, South Africa

Heinrich Knoetze, South Africa

Kurt Blankenberg, South Africa

Adesuyan Adebowale (Bowii), Nigeria

Andrew Stephen, Tanzania

Brian Otiena- Kenya

Humphrey Gateri, Kenya

Mohamed Abdulrahman, Kenya


#1Word4Africa- The exhibition - Cape Town

In partnership with Cameraland- 68 Long StreetCapeTown

Date: December 07th, 2017     


#1Word4Africa- The exhibition - Nairobi

 Shifteye Studios- The Priory Place,  Argwings Kodhek Rd, Hurlingham, Nairobi

 Date: December 15th, 2017