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.”
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)