THE AFRICAN DREAM

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PRESENTS THE AFRO PEPITES SHOW

THE THREE 2022 PEPITES

11th edition of the Selections of the African Dream!

The great discoveries identified by the committee and the web users!

The AFRO PEPITES SHOW is the 1st Arts Market online (e-Arts Market)

 

We have widened our communication networks and “agitated” the artists on the Internet to harvest a new artistic bunch dedicated to:

 

Professionals of culture willing to highlight new talents (media, managers, producers, publishers, organizers, distributors, booking agencies…)

Internet users interested in discovering new cultural trends.

This year the Listeners’ committee has discovered 161 projects.

It has short-listed 13 projects which have made a difference thanks to their originality, their quality and/or their commitments. Then, Internet users voted to support their favourite project!

This result is the fruit of a collaborative selection: 161 participants - 7 committee members - 13 finalists - 1779 votes - 3 pepites.

 

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THE VIDEO ANNOUNCEMENT

Golden Pepite AMINA WEIRA | NIGER | DOCUMENTARY

 
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● BIOGRAPHY:

Amina Weira is a Nigerian director. Amina Weira is a native of the city of Arlit where she spent her primary and secondary education. She holds a degree in video editing from the Institut de formation aux techniques de l'information et de la communication (IFTIC) in Niamey and a master's degree in creative documentary filmmaking from the Université Gaston Berger in Saint-Louis, Senegal.

The young director has signed her first work in 2011 which is a film-short film, entitled ''the music of film''. She has to her credit four (4) other short films which are "Studies in honey" released in 2012, "It is possible" released in 2013 and "A gesture, a heart" which was released in 2018; a confined schooling released in 2020. But it is her denunciatory documentary, ''Anger in the Wind'' released in 2016, which gave her international notoriety. This film, about the radioactive disasters of uranium processing, has already received a dozen international awards.

 

 ●  MORE: Facebook / Youtube

 ●  LOOKING FOR: Funding

 

 

 

2de Pepite O.B.A. | NIGERIA | AFROBEAT, URBAN MUSIC

 
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● BIOGRAPHY:

Olatunde Obajeun (O.B.A.) is a multidisciplinary artist born and based in Nigeria. His is influenced by Afro urban music heavily based on electric guitar. O.B.A.'s latest engagements are creating an intimate experience with his audience and taking them along on a meditation through sounds and visuals.

Olatunde has collaborated extensively with Nigerian and international artists, and has already performed at major international festivals, such as The Nigeria pavillon (Nigeria), The 57th edition of the « La biennale de venise » (Italie), Ted Global (Arusha-Tanzania), Nordwind Festival (Berlin/Hamburg), Institut Français du Bénin, Africologne Festival (Germany), Fari Foni Wati Festival (Bamako – Mali), MAPAS (Tenerif Island – Spain), Dance Gathering (Lagos – Nigeria), Taipei Arts Festival (Taipei Taiwan), Re-Incarnation project : Centre Pompidou (Paris – France). Grec Festival (Span), Afropolis (Barcelona – Spain), Biennale de la Danse (Lyon – France).

 

 ●  MORE: Facebook / Youtube

 ●  LOOKING FOR : A manager, a booking agency, promotion

3rd Pepite MAMADOU BALLO | IVORY COAST | PAINTING

 
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Mamadou Ballo

Peintre, Sculpteur | Côte d'Ivoire

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Mamadou Ballo

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Mamadou Ballo

Peintre, Sculpteur | Côte d'Ivoire

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● BIOGRAPHY:

Mamadou Ballo is an Ivorian ecological painter and sculptor who works in Abidjan.

" He' s like a sun. Do not look for a complicated metaphor. A sun is round, it is yellow, it floods things with a beneficial clarity. Mamadou Ballo's creations are powered by this energy alone. His women, his skies, his moods, everything is inscribed in a circle of warm light, desire and gratitude. He says it very simply. "Light is a woman.  She gives us everything we need to live, she is our mother".

It is likely that you will discover Ballo through his sculptures. This is evident not only in the volume they occupy. Gigantic certainly, but radiant, generous of the essential, a permanent promise in this sickly age, of a possible cure. Mamadou Ballo's woman soothes the wounds of the soul, she takes us in her arms, she carries us in the sleep which is sun.

 

 ●  MORE: Facebook - Zoe

 ●  LOOKING FOR: Promotion

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2021 COMMITTEE:

• Zaahirah Muthy: Founder and Curator of ZeeArts, a global art incubator (Dubaï / Mauritius)

• Jennifer, Joël and Ivan: Founders of the musical and cultural artistic platform called ANCESTRAL (Belgium)

• Angel Romero : Founder and managing editor of World Music Central, Músicas del Mundo and of Transglobal World Music Chart (US)

•  Sam Genet :  General Coordinator of Cinemas of Africa Festival Lausanne (Switzerland)

•  Paul Brou : Radio host Airs d’Afrique + @ Radio G (France)

•  Lætitia Normand: Manager of Le Rêve Africain (France)