The Ones Who Keep Walking Documentary
By Amarachi Nwosu



An African creative renaissance has been taking place for years and it’s now long overdue it gets a solid space and a name across the Globe. The multiplicity of cultures and the amount of artists and creatives practicing across all the countries of the continent make it an enormous creative influence to the World. So what those it means to take back the narrative? Although this film only scratches the surface within 45mn - and hopefully many more projects documenting each countries and their creative scenes will pop up in a near future – it was an effort of 20+ contributors and a team of 200+ people from 10 different countries to draw that first strong statement and to offer a one-of-its-kind in-depth look within fashion, photography, art, music and more.    

I feel like for a long time as Africans we’ve been under the rug with the influence that we’ve given the world. Now is a time when we’re saying, ‘No, we want to be seen. We want to be heard. And we want the world to know that we’ve connected everybody and everything did come from here. _Sampa the Great.



Comissioned by Johnnie Walker.
Shot in Johannesburg, Nairobi, Lagos, Abidjan, Accra, Adukrom, Kampala, Addis Ababa, Maputo, London, Amsterdam.

The film can be watched on theoneswho.film


CONTRIBUTORS_
Bose Ogulu (Artist Manager, Nigeria)
Ckay (Artist, Nigeria)
Gouled Ahmed (Artist / Stylist, Ethiopia)
James Barnor (Photographer, Ghana)
Jefferson Osei (Co-founder Daily Paper, The Netherlands)
Kamo Mphela (Artist / Dancer, South Africa)
Lindiwe Mngxitama (Editor Bubblegum Club, South Africa)
Loza Maléombho (Fashion Designer, Côte d'Ivoire)
Mesai Haileleul (Art Curator & Co-Founder of Addis Fine Art, Ethiopia)
Nana Danso (Artist, Ghana)
Nandele (DJ / Producer, Mozambique)
Rakeb Sile (Art Curator & Co-Founder of Addis Fine Art, UK)
Sampa The Great (Rapper / Singer, Zambia)
Stephen Tayo (Photographer, Nigeria)
Turkana (DJ / Producer, Uganda)
Urban Pitchaz (Creative Collective, Kenya)
WAF. (Skate & Creative Collective, Nigeria)
Yeni Kuti (Dancer / Singer, Nigeria)

Additional Contributions by_
Gerald Odil (Curator ANTI-MASS, Uganda)
Hibotep (Artist / DJ, Uganda)
Blessing  Ewona (Skateboarder, Nigeria)
Fahd Bello (Skateboarder, Nigeria)

With Guest Apprearances (in order of location)_
Abidjan_ Fatima Kouamé, Nuits Balnéaires
Accra_ Calvin Kwaku Ayivie, Frank Osei
Addis Ababa_ Alazar Dagne, Hamdi Awel, Madenna Ibrahim
Adukrom_ Enoch Aboah, Seth Ofori
Gaborone_ Mwanje Tembo
Johannesburg_ Adillxh, Caley Nkosi, Glen Guilherme, Kabelo Monaheng, Kananelo Ngaleka, Khaya Mordecai Ngubane, Khumo Msiza, Lerato Modika, Lethabo Madika, Letlhogonolo Molefi, Mziyanda Malgas, Ponahalo Mojapelo, Thapelo Molefe
Kampala_ Asaba Elijah, Bisimwa Chubak, Daniel Charles, David Makombe, Gina Odiwango, Hassan Mulinda, Hibo Eimi, Isaiah Noel, Jambu Moses, Julie Kirabo , Micheal Deo Ssentamu, Samuel Makombe, Serge Kabangu, Viva Mondezi
Lagos_ Amarachi Nwosu, Ayodele Adebola, Chibuike 'Tiwapearl' Philomina, Debbie Olaoye, Ify Obi, Iziegbe 'Izzy' Odigie, Lemav, Matthew Adewale, Peace Eboigbe, Tolani Asu, Wasiu Popuola
Lusaka_ Tio Nason
Maputo_ Chris Born, João Roxo
Nairobi_ Ann Lynette Wanjiku, Dennis Gachoka Kinuthia, Irwine Irvine Nyoike, Sarah Muthoni Kimani


Director_ Amarachi Nwosu
Producer_ Julie Vergez
Director of Photography_ Daniel Attoh
Film Editor_ Ndivhu Mushanganyisi
Music Supervisor_ Zachary Cayenne-Elliott

Visual Lead_ Shaheen Soofi
Directors Assistant_ Vanessa Dos Santos
Associate Producers_ Ify Obi, Ethel Tawe, Sandiso Ngubane
Production Manager_ Huseyin Kemal Gunduzler
Production Coordinator_ April Walker

Additional Cinematography_
Amanuel Belachew (Addis Ababa)
Gebriel Balcha (Addis Ababa)
Denzel Möhlmann (Amsterdam)
Luke Gordon (Johannesburg)
Raes Hassan (Johannesburg)
Ali Musoke (Kampala)
Oladele Olaniyi (Lagos)
Daisy Gaston (London)
Keziah Quarcoo (London)
Douglas Condzo (Maputo)

Post Production Company_ Post Modern
Offline Editors_ Miriam Arndt, Tshepo Sci-T Dladla, Yoza Mnyanda
Colourist_ Africa Majola
Online Editors_ Andries De Jäger, Chad Naidoo
Post Supervisor_ Sarah Lee Modiba

Composers_ Melo-Zed, Lemav
Dialogue Editor & Re-Recording Mixer_ Harry J.N. Parsons
Sound FX Editors_ Joe De-Vine, Ruanth Chrisley Thyssen


GHANA

Production Company_ WB Productions
Producer_ Richmond Ekow Barnes
Production Coordinator_ Ernest Ankomah

Still Photographer_ Joshua Abban

Stylists_ Anita 'Akweah' Marfo, Shadrack Stone assisted by Emmanuel Affedzie
Makeup & Hair Artist, Lynda Wristberg

1st Assistant Director_ Kwesi Botchway
Focus Puller_ Brown-Bruce Derrick
2nd Assistant Camera_ Divine Etornam Kassah
Gaffer_ Ibrahim Yakubu
Spark_ Daniel Agoe
Sound Recordist_ Dennis Appiah-Danquah
DIT_ Solomon Aflakpui

Production Runners_ Jovita Ashi, Gilbert Quansah, Prince Suasie Attipoe
Production Drivers_ Aikins Nyarko, Ayisi Isaac Ottu
Set Medic_ Eleonorah Aidoo
Production Caterer_ Abeiku Dawson


NIGERIA

Production Company_ Ladder, Lex & Booker
Producer_ Ebuka Nwobu
Production Coordinator_ Chisom Nwobu

Still Photographer_ Roderick 'Deeds' Ejuetami

Choreographer (Kalakuta Queens Tribute)_ Iziegbe 'Izzy' Odigie
Dancers (Kalakuta Queens Tribute)_ Chibuike 'Tiwapearl' Philomina, Iziegbe 'Izzy' Odigie, Peace Eboigbe

Production Designer (Kalakuta Queens Tribute)_ Adesola Falomo assisted by Mistura Lawal, Lawal Adejare
Costume Designer (Kalakuta Queens Tribute)_ Daniel Obasi assisted by Emma Patrick, Tosin Bolade
Stylist to Ckay_ Olayioye Simoyan
Makeup Artist (Kalakuta Queens Tribute)_ Lauretta Orji
Makeup Artist to Yeni Kuti_ Wura Salvador
Hairstylist (Kalakuta Queens Tribute)_ Bernard Okon

1st Assistant Director_ Felix Olojede
Focus Pullers_ Seun Lawal, Toba Asekun
2nd Assistant Camera_ Oluwatobiloba Oloko
Gaffer_ Ekene Ucheonwu
Spark_ Micheal Chibuzor, Taiwo Ayobami
Sound Recordist- Adesugba Sunday, Lawrence Oluohu
DIT_ Tunde Anjorin

Production Assistants_ Kaycee Nwobu, Adetunji Adedamola
COVID-19 Supervisor_ Oluseyi Sanyaolu
Travel Protocol Officer_ Viyon Awhanse


CÔTE D'IVOIRE

Producer_ Patrick Edooard

Still Photographer_ Nuits Balnéaires

1st Assistant Director_ Yonnie Laubhouet-Akadie
Focus Puller_ Kevin Alex
2nd Assistant Camera_ Ibrahim Djabre
Still Photography Assistant_ Jean Louis Tomety
Gaffer_ Wenceslas Vances
Spark_ George Alain
DIT_ H2N
Location Sound Recordist_ Koli Diabate
Makeup Artist_ Raphael Bama

Production Assistant_ Abdul Yannick Keita
Production Runner_ Landry Ouinsou
Production Drivers_ Keita Bakari, Coulibali Bamori
Set Medic_ Jules Fréjus Yao, Kouame Joseph Chy


UGANDA

Production Company_ Stone Age Pictures
Producer_ Patience Katushabe

Still Photographer_ Kibuuka Mukisa

Stylist and Makeup Artist_ Gerald Odil assisted by Noel Isaiah
Art Director_ Guilla Larrain
Art Director_ Robinah Nansubuga assisted by Ali Kisiriko
Set Dresser_ Ritah Babirye
Props Buyer_ Flower Kenyangi
Artist_ Hamza Kimera

Focus Puller_ Muwanga Ivan
Camera Assistant_ Landry Mutama
Sound Recordist_ Ssozi Joseph
Sound Assistant_ Vanessa Okoth

Production Assistants_ Vincent Otim, Ssentamu DEO Michael
Production Drivers_ Agaba Joshua, Wachal Brian


KENYA

Production Company_ 199xOrg
Producer & Still Photographer_ Fred Odede
Producers_ Michael Mwangi, Asande Maoga
Production Manager_ Joe Mahinda

Stylist_ Edwin Ongong'a
Makeup Artist_ Jamie Bryan Kimani

Focus Pullers_ Ben Kiilu, Frederick Warui
2nd Assistant Camera_ Quasi Maina
Gaffer_ Joseph Churu
Spark_ Victor Wangalwa
DIT_ Ivan Odie
Gimbal Assistant_ Benson Kariuki

Production Runners_ Emmanuel Moga, Kevin Onyango


SOUTH AFRICA

Production Companies_ MS Management, Julie Machin LTD
Producer_ Shanell Peterson
Production Coordinator_ Nkateko Ngobeni

Costume Designer_ Amy Zama assisted by Nadia Omar, Siyabonga Mtshali
Art Director_ Sandile Mhlongo assisted by Kg Moloi, Eddie Moloi
Makeup Artist_ Yvette Makwanya
Makeup Artist to Sampa The Great, Mwanje Tembo and Tio Nason_ Tammi Mbambo
Hair Stylist to Sampa The Great, Mwanje Tembo and Tio Nason_ Princess Ndlovu
Nail Artist to Sampa The Great, Mwanje Tembo and Tio Nason_ Shanelle Phillips

Focus Puller_ Antoinette Lebakeng
2nd Camera Assistant_ Katulo Hadebe, Mmabatho Tsatsimpe
Gaffer_ Keabetswe Raymond, Lucas Moganedi
Spark_ Khayelihle Phakathi, Lerato Mphoko
Grip_ Timothy Petersen
Sound Recordist_ Muthu Matjie, Liezl Durand

Production Runners_ Leticia Alberto, Calsey Abrahams, Thapelo Molefe
Production Drivers_ Steven Mohasoa, Tholo Ntsoeng
Security_ B&C Protection Services, HSS Hlungu Services


ETHIOPIA

Production Companies_ Maza Productions, Lovision
Unit Director & Producer (Gouled Segment)_ Gebriel Balcha
Producer (AFA Segment)_ Maranata Tegegne
Production Manager_ Nebiyu Bekele
Production Assistant_ Ephrem Wondssen

Still Photographer_ Madenna Ibrahim

Assistant Camera_ Mikias Sete
Lighting Technicians_ Zacharias Elias Abubeker, Imran Mazar
Sound Recordist_ Dagmawi Solomon


MOZAMBIQUE

Producer_ Douglas Condzo
Camera Assistant_ Denilson Pombo


THE NETHERLANDS

Producer & Unit Director_ Alice Lewis

Stills Photographer_ Tobi Amao

Assistant Camera_ David Asmowidjojo
Gaffer_ Bob Roijen
Sound Recordist_ Bente Van der Spek


UNITED KINGDOM

Unit Director (James Barnor Segment)_ Christina Nwabugo

Still Photographer, Assistant Camera & Sound Recordist_ Joyce Nicholls
Sound Recordist_ Adina Istrate


Produced for Something Inc
Original Concept & Creative Direction_ Adam Fish
Producer_ Hedvig Ahlberg
Art Director_ Tom Haswell
Designer_ Ben Mckean
Executive Producers_ Dan Pickard, Nick Hoskin, Andy Hewitt

Archive & Additional Material_
‘Glory’ by waf. – Directed by Mosako Lowsso Chalashika
‘The Return’ by Sampa the Great – Directed by Sanjay De Silva
Amafest
Daily Paper
Gouled Ahmed
James Barnor
Serpentine Galleries
Stephen Tayo
Urban Pitchaz

Special Thanks_
Adukrom Palace and the Chiefs, Adukrom
Alara, Lagos
Blueprint Studios, Braamfontein
Bushmann Cafe, Abidjan
Chester House, Nairobi
Deo Gratias Studio, Jamestown
FARMHOUSE at 58, Krugersdorp
Fox Street Studios, Maboneng
Kevdon & Co Vintage Store, Melville
Mbukinya Tigoni Tea Farm, Limuru Town
New Afrika Shrine, Lagos
NIROX Foundation, Krugersdorp
Palm Moments & Tasia Cobbinah, Accra
Tarkwa Bay Community, Lagos
Yemechesh Collective, Addis Ababa







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