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Who we are

Authentic Voices Africa (AVA)

AVA is a cultural connectivity and artistically collaborative movement that brings arts practitioners from different communities across Africa and the Diaspora to collaborate on art projects, dialogues, exchanges, and gatherings (festival).

Our focus is on identity, telling our stories, inclusion and reconnection to our ancestral roots through arts & culture. AVA embarks on a journey toshare knowledge, preserve culture, and to celebrate our voices.

Major Achievements

Authentic Voices Africa carried out a number of activities in the time period 2021/2022 as summarized.

network of artists
online survey across Africa
Online discussion and Podcasts featuring artists
Number of artists in residence


Ras Benard Benzima

Founder/Exectuive Director

Kalibansenye Emmanuel

Finance and Programs Manager

Nambarilwa Joana Aka Bgirl Jojo

Programs Coordinator

Dir. Morgan Sjd

Productions manager

Odomoch Brenda

Project Coordinator (Artists In Residence)

Rev. Dr. Richard D. Reeves

Chief Advisor and consultant


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latest Updates


Communing with our fellow artists in the culture as we redesign the narrative to a blueprint that is intentional in changing the realities we face in a third world country

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