NadèLI Creative Fair & Podcast Launch
We’re happy you made it here!
The NadèLI Creative Fair is showcasing the unique works of our Bootcamp participants, who teamed themselves into three categories: Aural, Literary, and Visual, based on their creative interests to collaboratively produce works that align with the theme “Creativity as the Gateway to a Thriving Economy for Young Graduates” and have unleashed their creativity through these projects. On this special day, we launch the creative outputs of these emerging creatives – an anthology, an audio drama and a curated photography exhibition.
We are proud to have collaborated with the African Masters Broadcasting Centre to produce the Dear Creative podcast hosted by NadèLI’s Ekow, to assist young creatives in navigating the creative terrain and getting started as emerging creatives in Ghana and Africa. We launch the podcast today!
15:00 – 15:20
Arrival/Open Merch stand
15:20 – 15:30
Seating/Purpose of Event
15:30 – 15:45
Introductions – NadèLI x Powered by AfroPark | buro.
15:45 – 16:15
Discussion with Jacqueline Sarkodie (Panel Discussion pt. 1)
16:15 – 16:30
Spoken Word Performance
16:30 – 16:45
Unveiling of Creative Fair (Introducing the NCC programme and the finalist Bootcamp cohort)
16:45 – 17:00
Exhibition of Outputs (Anthology Excerpts Reading)
17:00 – 17:15
AudioDrama Trailer Listening party
17:15 – 18:00
Dear Creative Launch (Bonus Episode Teaser) x Panel Discussion with Q+A, pt. 2
18:00 – 18:20
Exhibition of Outputs (Tour by Photographer)
18:20 – 18:45
Presentation of Certificates
18:45 – 19:00
Closing Remarks and Refreshments
NadèLI Creative Cafe
The Bootcamp is a comprehensive short-term training programme for student creatives to practise and hone their craft. In collaboration with creatives from universities in Ghana, this programme seeks to build a community of like-minded creatives to undertake impactful projects while concurrently supporting them in building compelling portfolios even as student creatives in a bid to give them an advantage to thrive in and navigate the creative market and landscape. This programme is usually run from the long vacation period through the subsequent semesters of the participating students. The first edition of this Bootcamp delivered a free capacity-building virtual bootcamp for university-based creatives from the University of Ghana, Aheshi, and GIMPA to assist them in nurturing and supporting their creative journeys through tailored webinars to hone their creativity.
Phase two of the programme, which we dubbed the Content Factory phase, required scheduled evaluation tests and assessments (with a unique and creative flavour). We eventually entered the final part, the project activity, to build promising portfolios for showcasing with 8 bootcampers. We offered bespoke support in expert-led sessions for creatives in the following categories:
– Literary (Anthology, Blogging, Scriptwriting)
– Aural (Audio Drama, Performance Poetry, Podcasting)
– Visual (Photography, Graphic Design)
The 8 creatives in each category collectively finalised what they wanted to showcase, and they have put in the work! We hope you enjoy their first creative and artwork productions.
Meet the bootcampers
Benedicta Kyeremaa Addai
Nana Kow Impraim Annan
Maud Ama Kwakutey
Richard De-Graft Tawiah
Ernestina Elikem Dogbe
Dorcas Kongwie Yelsunni
Naa Lamiorkor Boye
Meet the Mentors
Donate to Ghana's Creative Haven
For every merch item you purchase, we are able to support our community of emerging student creatives with a series of comprehensive periodical training programmes to practise and hone their crafts.
We aim to consciously build a community of like-minded creatives to undertake impactful projects while concurrently supporting them to build compelling portfolios even as student creatives in the bid to give them an advantage ahead of thriving in and navigating the creative market and landscape.
With the creatives who have showcased their works at our first creative fair event, your donations will support them in stipends for the time and effort they have invested in their first creative projects exhibits.
The NCC Bootcamp is provided at zero cost to creative beneficiaries. We intend to additionally maintain this generous offer to the next year’s cohort of prospective beneficiaries.
As a social enterprise attempting to secure quality and effective resources and tools needed to undertake impactful workshops, consultancies and brand support services, we are passionate about overall being both efficient and relevant with the services we offer to all our beneficiaries, even outside the NCC programme. However, we have to admit that the running costs of the programme can be costly.
Investing in young Ghanaian creatives, they will be equipped and empowered to give back triple-fold what they received to the creative economy, our country and the world.
All proceeds go to funding the sustainability and expansion of our programmes.
Dear Creative Podcast
DCP by NadéLI gives young emerging African creatives a chance to put forward their dilemmas concerning the ‘what-tos’ and ‘how-tos’ of taking the initiative in building genius creative brands. Hosted by our Co-founder Eugene as ‘Ekow Ewusi’, each episode responds to the obstacles creatives face by collaborating with creative consultants from across industries and professions who provide these creatives with the resources they need to channel their creative prowess into genius brands.
The podcast calls on all emerging creatives seeking to navigate the creative landscape and economy. The podcast has been successfully produced and released on Spotify and Google Podcasts.
Season 1 of the show, in collaboration with the AMBC, delves into various themes of ‘Getting Started’ for the emerging creative individual.
The Complete Episodes of Season 1:
NadèLI is a strategic creative social enterprise that positions emerging Ghanaian creatives on the global creative landscape. The company is focused on unearthing, nurturing, and supporting creativity in its bid to place a premium on creativity and the creative individual. NadèLI specialises in channelling creative prowess into genius brands.
AfroPark is an event organising and marketing company located in Ghana that provides a platform for African artists, designers, and businesses to display the multifaceted culture of the Pan-African community through onsite events and online marketing.
AFROPARK believes in changing the African narrative by promoting the talent, skills, and abilities of African entrepreneurs to catalyse the accelerating growth of the African economy.
The AFROPARK team is composed of people with both local and international perspectives on the emerging markets of the African continent and a common passion for using their combined knowledge and expertise to contribute to an exciting chapter in the economic landscape of Africa.
AMBC is a pan-African media house that is dedicated to creating world-class content that competes while focusing primarily on the amplification of Black/African narratives through authentic content.
buro. is a coworking and serviced office space in the heart of Accra. A space for creatives and companies that need a space to work that feels a home away from home. The deco is a mix of industrial and local design with an eye to biophilic design.