a digital magazine on creativity from our CN team and network of contributors. From new projects, editorial, think pieces to guides to your nearest city or career from the creative lenses of young African creatives.

What It Takes Book

Introducing our first book What It Takes featuring over 60 creatives namely Andile Buka, Tiisetso Molobi, Nereya Otieno, Gareth Pon, Sindiso Nyoni.

The case for a big brown owned advertising agency

a response to a post on the need for big South African 100% black owned agencies, a topic that has been discussed in the creative community as diversity is a big issue int ad world.

Young African creatives share their advice on STARTING.

Khanya Siyengo, KB Mpofu, Russell Abrahams, Ntsika Tyatya, Babusi Nyoni, Ian McNair, Yannis Davy, Siyanda Mbele, Lindey Appolis, Banele Rewo on starting!!!

"How young creatives collaborate with brands" discussion #ConversationsonCreativity

Independent Researcher and Content Strategist Ntombovuyo Linda recaps the "How young creatives collaborate with brands" conversation at the J&B Hive.

Yannis Davy Guibinga - Looking For Freedom

Looking For Freedom: a visual representation of internalized stigma by YOUNG AFRICAN CREATIVE NETWORK member Yannis Davy Guibinga. #YoungAfricanCreativeNetwork

SHORT CUTS: Lo-Fi Film Workshop

Are you a filmmaker between 18-35yrs with relevant film content (idea) or film making experience (short film, music videos, webs series), from Botswana, Namibia and Zambia.

Nkgopoleng Moloi - Everyday Architecture

Nkgopoleng Moloi expresses her love for architecture and spaces people navigate. The images explore society’s relationship; the creation of how people move, navigate and occupy that space.

Ephasini Lamabhudango

A film celebration and reimagining of a Ndebele woman by #TheNEST member Ndumiso Sibanda & Tsholofelo Maseko

Nereya Otieno on the How travel influences creativity w/ Tastemakers Africa event

On April 10, 2016, late summer prevailed as The Nest Space hosted an event to spark a conversation about how travel influences and fuels the creativity of some creative powerhouses.


Advice from Eitan Stern & Reneesha Davidson of Legalese on protecting your ideas when sharing them in relation to the Please Call Me case.

The Importance of Cultural Preservation

Network member Yannis Guibinga shares his thoughts on ethnic languages, the importance of cultural preservation in increasingly westernized African communities and how photography helped him reconnect with his heritage and culture despite Western cultural influences.

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