Here are a few projects from my time in Africa, mostly with Top 5 SAI studios in Rwanda.

We held a youth festival celebrating the creativity and talent of Rwanda’s northern region. I put together logos, posters and press releases for the occassion. All going well, the festival should become an annual event, with local company sponsorship from Rwandatel Mobile, and national transport company Virunga Buses.

Oh Mama! Oh boy this music video took a while to finish. Originally shot the footage in April. On returning to Rwanda late August I was finally able to download it before the borrowed computer died. Three months more of scratching around on various old laptops and it was edited.

Design collateral for Kigali artist Jack B’s album launch.

Album launch design collateral for Kigali artist Neg-G.

The Top 5 SAI team threw me a lovely surprise birthday party at a chilled out little spot called Eden Resort. It had grass lawns, a bar and even a bbq – rare findings in Rwanda. They took a van-load of people and our company speaker system and we danced the night away under the stars. With this came the idea to set up a regular monthly event at the same spot, I put together some brochures as advertisement.

SNOOPY’S CHRISTMAS was a small idea born during my last few days living in Rwanda. It is not a globally run organisation. There are no people being paid to fundraise and no  overhead costs. It is just a small way to directly help some children get a much-wanted education…read more

Gorilla music carnival: An idea in very initial stages for a three day music festival in conjunction with Kwita Izina – Rwanda’s baby gorilla naming ceremony. The ceremony which is held each year on World Environment Day. The location would be Kinigi at the base of Mount Sabinyo.

Other projects to complete:
– Kinigi Culture Centre DVD.  A promotion video showcasing the unique culture of Rwanda’s Pygmy tribe who recently inhibited the Virunga mountains.
– Short video about the making of nshima (ugali/posho): The staple food for much of Africa.
– Personal doco ‘Looking for Papa’. A family’s hope in finding news on their missing father 14 years later.
-Funeral of Abasukali clan leader – Rwenzori mountains, Uganda.
-Mwarakoze music video, Da Twin B.

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