Every year stories of Africa are told on the world stage, mostly by people who have little or no understanding of the continent and her people. Although not always ill-intentioned, these stories end up distorting our cultures, creating perceptions that are biased by Western ideas.
The Griot Company was created to correct this. As a creative arts platform, The Griot company aims at African stories in its most authentic form. We are a collective of artistes across different disciplines, employing varied art forms to uphold the legacies of the Mother Continent. To put it simply, we speak your mother tongue.
ADA ANI (In development)
On her way back from work one day, Ada witnesses three teenage boys bullying a pre-teen boy on a low bridge. Her instincts against injustice kick in, and she rushes to help the bullied boy. However, she gets pushed over the bridge and falls into the water below. Rather than help, the teenagers run away and Ada, unable to swim, starts to drown.
Although she is eventually rescued, this event leaves her traumatised to the point of needing therapy. This is where things start to get weird. Her therapist seems to be more than he appears to be, and Ada seems to have walked into anything but a therapy session. She is taken into a world of gods and mythical events where the past, present, and future are nothing but just bumps on a never-ending line.
In the end, Ada learns more about herself and comes to accept her destiny. She awakens a new woman, a changed person, and a goddess in her own right.