Our Profile

Storytelling for Africa, Africans and people
of African Descent

Shades of Us Storytelling Initiative for African People (‘Shades of Us’) is 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.


To promote a just, equitable and sustainable society for Africans and people of African descent.


To use storytelling to promote
equitable societies for African

To spark conversations on human rights, roles and responsibilities for more equal African societies.

To promote African cultures and increase indigenous, national, regional and continental pride in our heritage

To promote learning, development and capacity building of young people to push for African development and growth

To create safe spaces for survivors of abuse geared at facilitating healing and shared communities for


The founding principle of Shades of Us is the belief that all human beings are equal, have the same basic human rights and should be accorded the same respect and opportunities that guarantee their growth and development. Based on this founding principle, Shades of Us is subscribed to all thirty articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and works towards promoting these rights for every human being, with special focus on Africans and people of African descent. 


We strive for the quality of knowing and doing what is morally right


We believe that all people deserve respect of their basic human rights.


We strive to be wholly and completely true to our core values about humanity.


We understand that the individual fits into the community and development requires togetherness.

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Beaufort Court Estate,

Lugbe, Abuja.

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