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Afri-Kin

Brand new Sheffield-based video production company Afri-Kin will officially launch operations on 21 May 2016 at Foodhall on Eyre Street, Sheffield.

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Nurtured over the last six months with help from the Prince’s Trust Enterprise Programme, Afri-Kin aims to create bespoke videos that promote community projects and cultural activity, with a strong focus on the African diaspora in Sheffield and in the United Kingdom as a whole.

“I can’t wait to share my passion for videography with my city,” said Ndrika Anyika, Sheffield native and creator of Afri-Kin.

“I started the business because I had a strong desire to find out about community projects I could join in my local area, as well as to learn more about businesses that cater to the black community.

“Afri-Kin is about promoting the African diaspora in the UK, their businesses and also the community organisations that connect our society as a whole. I want to shine a light on these businesses and organisations who undeniably add to the intricate economic and social tapestry of the UK.”

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The launch event, which begins at 6pm will feature West African food and drink from renowned London pop-up Chale Let’s Eat, as well as body painting, nail art stalls and artwork provided by Stay Safe, Stay Sheffield. There will also be a chance for business owners to win a bespoke video – worth £599 – courtesy of Afri-Kin.

Words & Images: Ndrika Anyika (Creator of Afri-kin)

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