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Insist on telling the authentic African story, don’t try to copy the West – Naa Ashorkor urges African content creators

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Award-winning Ghanaian actress and television personality Naa Ashorkor Mensah-Doku has issued a passionate appeal to African content creators, urging them to consistently strive to tell the African story.

While acknowledging the temptation for content creators to emulate the West, Naa Ashorkor emphasized that Africa possesses a treasure trove of untapped stories waiting to be shared.

Speaking at the Podcast Perspective, a podcast-style discussion during the 2023 Africa’s Business Heroes (ABH) Summit and Grand Finale in Kigali, Rwanda, on Thursday, Naa Ashorkor revealed that her guiding principle has always been to insist on originality and the authentic African narrative.

“There is so much happening in the West, and it is so easy to want to be like the West. But what I constantly do in my space is to insist on originality and insist on telling the authentic African story,” she explained.

The Podcast Perspective session, led by popular Israeli-Palestinian-Kittitian vlogger Nas Daily, known in real life as Nuseir Yassin, CEO of NAS Company, took participants on a journey into African insights, weaving a vibrant tapestry of entrepreneurial experiences.

Nomzamo Mbatha, an accomplished South African actress and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Goodwill Ambassador, also joined the panel. The three personalities offered profound insights into Africa’s entrepreneurial landscape during the session.

Africa’s entrepreneurial players and aspiring entrepreneurs attending the 5th-anniversary ABH Summit and Grand Finale sought inspiration and practical insights. The two-day event, held from November 23 to November 24, featured ABH’s top 10 heroes competing for the title of the 2023 Africa’s Business Heroes winner.

Since 2019, the ABH initiative, sponsored by the Jack Ma Foundation and Alibaba Philanthropy, has identified, supported, and inspired the next generation of African entrepreneurs to make an impact in their local communities. The initiative aims to solve pressing problems and build a more sustainable and inclusive economy for the future.

During the summit, ABH honoured the ABH 100, individuals who played an integral role in Africa’s Business Heroes’ journey over the past five impactful years. Organizers expressed gratitude to each of the 100 for their enduring support, both for ABH and the impactful entrepreneurs fostering positive change across the continent.

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