Shades of Us Storytelling Initiative for African People (‘Shades of Us’)
A non-profit organization using storytelling to address the socio-economic issues affecting Africa, Africans and people of African descent.
This is with a view to facilitating open and honest conversations that lead to introspection, analysis and perspective change towards the greater goal of a redefined continent and people.
Shades of Us has reached more than 313,000 viewers with fictional and non-fictional stories around the socio-economic issues affecting Africans since the blog started in 2014.
The organization runs two podcasts: The Review, focused on reviewing art – music, movies, TV shows, books, etc. – created by Africans and people of African descent; and The Gist, an audio version of the blog. There have been over 15,000 downloads of the podcast episodes since 2017.
Using video logs, films, skits, and documentaries, Shades of Us has over 194,000 impressions and 12,000 video views.
People Reached on Facebook
Shades of Us has 11,483 followers on Facebook. As a result of organic and paid promotions since 2019, the organization has reached 13,815,824 people.
Shades of Us has 11,483 followers on Facebook. As a result of organic and paid promotions since 2019, the organization has garnered 75,451,404 impressions
Shades of Us has 1,233 followers. Tweets from the organization's account have garnered 980,719 impressions since 2019.
People Reached on Instagram
On Instagram, the organization has 550 followers and has reached 22,362 people.
People Reached on LinkedIn
On LinkedIn, Shades of Us has 3,630 followers on both its Profile and Company Pages, reaching 444,960 people across both platforms.
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Short Film: Flip The Switch
Film | That Whole Area of Grey
Short Film: The Dumps
The Media's Portrayal of Black Women
October 14, 2021
Love Jacked is a 2018 American romantic comedy film. It was directed by Alfons Adetuyi and stars Keith David, Shamier Anderson, Amber Stevens West, and Mike Epps. We review this movie on this episode of Shades of Us: The Review. #ShadesofUs Facebo...Listen Now
October 14, 2021
Somebody's Son is a song by Tiwa Savage featuring Brandy. It is off her 2021 EP, 'Water & Garri'. We review this song on this episode of Shades of Us: The Review. #ShadesofUs Facebook: Shades of Us. Twitter: Shades of Us Media. LinkedIn: Shades of ...Listen Now
September 9, 2021
The Lion King: The Gift is a soundtrack album curated by Beyoncé for the 2019 photorealistic animated remake of The Lion King and for Black Is King. We review this album on this episode of Shades of Us: The Review. #ShadesofUs Facebook: Shades of U...Listen Now
September 9, 2021
93 Days is a 2016 Nigerian drama thriller film directed and co-produced by Steve Gukas. We review this movie on this episode of Shades of Us: The Review. #ShadesofUs Facebook: Shades of Us. Twitter: Shades of Us Media. LinkedIn: Shades of Us. Insta...Listen Now
September 9, 2021
"Have You Ever?" is a song by American recording artist Brandy Norwood for her second studio album, Never Say Never (1998). We review this song on this episode of Shades of Us: The Review. #ShadesofUs Facebook: Shades of Us. Twitter: Shades of Us M...Listen Now
Shades of Us partnered with Save our Women (SOW) Foundation for the ‘1 Girl, 1 Pad’ campaign in 2017 to provide young women in Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp in Abuja with sanitary pads. The goal was to ensure every female in the selected IDP camp had enough pads for at least three months, assuming she has a menstrual period of three days.
Our Founder, Ramatu Ada Ochekliye, was invited to The Sunshine Series ‘Brunch and Rejuvenate’ event in commemoration of International Women’s Day. ‘Brunch and Rejuvenate’ was such a beautiful, calming session to celebrate women in leadership, connect with people with shared values, and remind ourselves that we are deserving of rest. Enjoy some memories from the event.
In 2021, Shades of Us attended the State of States Report launch organized by Budgit Nigeria. Every year, through the State of States report, Budgit assesses the long-term fiscal sustainability of all the 36 Nigerian states, and ranks their fiscal performance, from the most sustainable to the least sustainable.
The DARE Conference is a two-day conference organised by YouthHubAfrica, which sought to bring together over 500 young Africans to discuss and benefit from the practical experience of other youth speakers and artists who share personal life experiences, success stories as well as their vision regarding an end to Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Against women and girls in Nigeria and Africa at large.
Maternal health is a critical issue in Nigeria, with thousands of women dying each year due to preventable causes. In recognition of this pressing challenge, Nigeria Health Watch organized the second edition of the Celebrating Womanhood Art Gala, focused on “Elevating Women’s Voices for Quality Maternal Health Care.”
Shades of Us Storytelling Initiative for African People
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