We tell stories about Africa, her people, and the descendants of her people. These stories are channeled through various platforms to engender discussion. They include:

The Blog

Primarily started as a site to air personal opinions, Shades of Us has grown into a magazine of articles, in-depth interviews, news, and fictional stories from various writers.

Video Log

This is similar to the social commentary with a special focus on issues affecting women and children.


Shades of Us has two podcasts: The Review and Social Commentary. In The Review, the overarching themes in the art (music, movies, TV shows, books, etc) produced by Africans and people of African descent are discussed and analyzed to see how they shape society. With the Social Commentary, titled ‘The Gist’, discussions around socio-economic issues affecting people are at the forefront of the conversation. 

Community Engagement

Beginning in 2016, Shades of Us started partnering with other organizations like Save Our Women (SOW) Foundation, Women Regaining Value, Stand With A Girl (SWAG) Initiative, and Jela's Development Initiative (JDI) to move our activism from the digital space to impacting, in-person actions. This will continue to happen in line with goal 17 of the global goals.


The organization produces short films that address the general theme of our work. This will expand further to feature-length films, documentaries, and other productions in the audio-visual category. 

Forum Fridays

This is a live interactive session where the audience does the talking. It would entail picking up trending topics and hearing their thoughts, feelings, rebuttals, and rants.

‘Did you know?’ Quick-E videos

These showcase facts about indigenous African peoples and cultures and are shared as short snippets. It is a fun way to learn about people who share the same skin tone and socio-cultural issues yet are vastly different from us. The 'e' in Quick-E is Education. 


Beyond the human rights declaration however, Shades of Us has adopted eleven of the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as focal points of implementation. These goals include:

They translate to Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 13, 16 and 17 of the sustainable development goals. Shades of Us believes that the promotion of gender equality and reduced inequalities are the springboards to achieving all the other goals adopted.

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