“show the world” in Igbo.
ZIKORA strives to show the world
what it means to be
ZIKORA is an inspirational cultural institution for Africa.
The vision is to capture the experiences, expressions and impressions of Africa and Africans through immersive storytelling produced through multimedia and creative multidisciplinary forms including: photography, dance choreography, poetry, visual arts, films.
ZIKORA has six Creative Branches: Film & TV; Journalism & News Media; Literary Arts; Performance Arts; Events;
The Collective Tree.
“Stories matter. Many stories matter. Stories have been used to disposes and to malign, but stories can also be used to empower and to humanize. Stories can break the dignity of a people, but stories can repair that broken dignity."
Chimamanda Adichie, Writer
The Danger of a Single Story, Ted Talk 2009
The Darkest Color by
Yannis Davy Guibinga.
We tell stories about Africa and people of African descent. We tell these stories through our film productions, our events, our journalism, reportage, literary arts, photography, visual arts and performance art.
We produce inspiring gatherings that bring together thought leaders, artists, art enthusiasts, researchers, storytellers, community leaders, students, scientists, innovators, groundbreaking professionals and activists to explore and appreciate cultures and arts from Africa and to share ideas for how to make a positive impact in Africa. Our events are highly curated, immersive spaces that are Intimate, Informal and Inspiring.
We also nurture a collective of storytellers, artists and progressive thought leaders.
“The visions of Africa that sustains in many minds of non‐African audiences is one promoted by National Geographic
‐ a jungle reeking of great dangers and lacking civilization.
It is a narrative preferred and carefully nurtured by global news organizations and it has permanently marred the name of the continent with wars, disease, poverty and instability.”