Portal Tony Elumelu Storytellers 2022 (Fully Funded $2,000)

Portal Tony Elumelu Storytellers 2022 | The Portal for Tony Elumelu Storytellers for Content Creators 2022 is open, Are you a Content Creators? Or Are you an emerging artist or storyteller on the pulse of entrepreneurship in Africa? If Yes, Apply for the Tony Elumelu Storytellers and get up to $2,000 Prize. How to apply, Read through.

The Tony Elumelu Storytellers Fund calls for applications from emerging artists, journalists and content creators including bloggers, vloggers, and podcasters whose work offers a more contemporary and authentic narrative of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurs in Africa.


Celebrating and sharing stories of entrepreneurs comes in many forms; a photo, drawing or painting of an inspirational figure can tell a thousand stories and transcend a thousand languages.  Just like a great entrepreneur takes an idea and turns it into a profitable business, a great artist finds a muse and turns it into something relatable, intriguing, and timeless – Africa No Filter wants to support you to create this work

They are particularly keen on supporting storytellers telling an interesting, unique story about Entrepreneurship in Africa; stories amplify unheard voices, challenge global perspectives and introduce contemporary narratives. The Tony Elumelu Storytellers Fund allows for lots of creativity and innovation – think about what you want your reader or viewer to take away from this work and the type of impact you want to create, locally and globally.


  • The Fund will award grants worth between $500 and $2,000 to each selected participant.


The Fund is awarded to content creators in two categories: Media and Arts.

  • Media includes Bloggers, Vloggers and Journalists. Examples of projects: A series of published articles identifying innovative tech entrepreneurs, a vlog that showcases entrepreneurs in underrepresented areas, a blog that shines the light on new African innovation.
  • Arts grants will be made to photographers, filmmakers, sketch artists, painters, and digital artists. Example of projects: A lighthearted, comedic short film telling the story of an 11-year old budding entrepreneur, a photography series of Africa’s Top entrepreneurs etc.


  • Applicant must be aged between 18 and 35 years and living on the continent or in Diaspora;
  • They must have a platform or portfolio of work that shifts stereotypical narratives about youth and entrepreneurship in Africa.

How to Apply:

All candidates must apply only once, using your best idea to apply. All recipients of the Tony Elumelu Fund must complete their projects by October 2022.

Apply Here

Application Deadline: July 29, 2022

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