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As a community-based organization, Afro Deity Studios defines itself not by its exclusiveness or boundaries but by its inclusiveness and its connections. This site contains a collection of people connections that have served as inspirators for Afro Deity Studios. We would like to acknowledge their work, show our gratitude, and hope to develop deeper connections that could lead to potential collaborations in the future.

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Advocacy Network Africa AdNetA is an organization devoted to supporting marginalized groups across the content of Africa and other parts of the world with healthcare training, networking, mentoring, and other forms of support. As a classical grass-root movement, AdNetA is building relationships, connections, and networks up from the ground. Over the last years, AdnetA has been an agent of empowerment for dozens of community-based organizations by teaching and supporting self-care and by enabling access to free healthcare provided by other NGOs. AdnetA is spearheaded by Tom R. Muyunga-Mukasa, a health care professional and activist with a broad education ranging from public health to political science and social justice at top universities across Africa, Europe, and the Americas, as well as a long-lasting, global experience in hands-on medical work.

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Director. Animator.Photographer. Writer.

 In early 2020 the Goethe Institute Nairobi held an Exhibition called "NOMA! An XR Experience".  The goal of the exhibition was the integration of visual art forms with Virtual and Augmented Reality and deploying these technologies in a learning and experimental context while building capacity and exposing artists to these new art formats. During a podium discussion in the context of this exhibition, NG'ENDO MUKII talked about her work. Her broad artistic work, talent, passion, and charisma, became one significant source of inspiration for Afro Deity Studios. ​NG'ENDO MUKII is an award-winning film director who holds a Master of Arts from the Royal College of Art (2012) in London, and a Bachelor of Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design (2006), USA. ​Aside from many other projects, NG'ENDO MUKII works on short animated and 360 films commissioned by local and international organizations.

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Melissa   A. Allela's

LESO creates dynamic and immersive storytelling experiences based on traditional African stories using new and emerging technologies, such as Virtual Reality and Virtual Humans, to celebrate and share oral traditions of storytelling. In addition to retelling these stories, they are building a Library of culturally relevant digital assets to contribute to the preservation and sharing of both tangible and intangible heritage. LESO embraces the idea that we, humans, are what writers have called “the storytelling animal”.  From the immersion of Virtual Reality to the excitement of games or endless possibilities of digital animation, LESO    strives to tell stories new and old in the best, most modern ways possible.   In early 2020 Melissa inspired the audience with her authentic passion during a podium talk at the Goethe Institute Nairobi in the context of the  Exhibition "NOMA! An XR Experience.


Rayman Boozer

 Rayman Boozer is a truly inspirational role model. Overcoming  various challenges throughout his life, Rayman has chosen creativity as a source of positivity, growth, and sustainability. Not too long after moving from Indiana to New York City, recently graduated Rayman was already dubbed the “go-to designer for color consulting”  by "Time Out" magazine. Over several decades Rayman has cultivated that distinction through his company Apartment 48 - specializing in combining vibrant colors, exotic materials, and contemporary furnishings to create spaces that feel optimistic, relaxed, and effortless.  Apartment 48 has been featured in Architectural Digest, House Beautiful, and New York Magazine, and is a member of the AD100 and Elle Décor A-List recognizing the top designers in the world.

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