2019 FELLOWS

ADJEFA
Singer, Adjefa is a shy black girl who sings and writes as a form of self-expression. It took her years to grow into being comfortable enough to express herself, and is invested in honing her gift into a skill that not only serves her, but others as well. Ghanaian society especially trivializes sexual assault and misconduct, feeding into rape culture. Adjefa is passionate about the work that has to be done to end rape culture.
@adepha
TRYPHENA
Poet, Tryphena, has the graceful gift of creating a reality that not only feeds and grows her, but challenges her to question the world around her and to think beyond a socially constructed reality. Being a journalist, the increasing number of cases on sexual abuse and miscarriage influences her interest in focusing on those issues, as well as highlighting motherhood in its entirety with great emphasis on dealing with loss.
@tryphena_yeboah
ELSIE RAAD
Rapper, singer-songwriter Elsie Raad – was raised on music, her mother being a rapper herself, and an artist uncle. Music has always been her go to – a safe place, an inspiration, a reason to keep on. She’s passionate about highlighting parental irresponsibility and negligence, and how it affects the childhood of a lot of children.
@elsie_raad
KIKIE
KiKie plays the ukelele, is a singer-songwriter and a poet. Being the lovechild of two worship singers, it is no surprise that she inherited the music gene. As an Architectural Studies major, its not far off that her approach to life is to weave a new thread to add to the ever-growing tapestry of wonder, beauty and intellect. She strongly believes in collaboration, and is passionate about a project that pairs individuals with different skills and ideas together to create something new or reboot an existing idea.
@only1_KiKie
RAPHAELA
Singer-songwriter & Poet – Raphaela started singing when she was 9. The thing that motivates her about being an artist, is knowing that there’s no expiry date on her creativity – that it remains a tap that never runs out. She’s passionate about creating, contributing to or being a part of anything that promotes love among women, and equality for women.
@Raphaela_R
YAA ADDAE
A poet and art curator, Yaa writes as a form of mapmaking – a way to make sense of herself and document the interior lives of people. She is invested in stories of Black femme performance and understands art as a space for community, healing, and regeneration.
@womaninja

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