THE FIRST SKATEBOARDING VIDEO & PHOTO CONTEST GROOVING TO THE SOUNDS OF AFRO BEATS

 NOISE!

 

The 1st skateboarding video contest made exclusively on afro beats is on !

The Instagram Contest, from March 6th to 24th, will give 8 winning teams the opportunity to participate in the Pro Contest in Accra.

Form your ranks, register online and get in on the action!

Make some
Noise!
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The 1st skateboarding video contest made exclusively on afro beats is back !

The Instagram Contest from December 6th to 24th, will give 3 winning teams the opportunity to show their video and photo in Accra at Purple Pub.

Form your ranks and get in on the action!

Phase 1

December 6th - 24th

Instagram Video Contest

1 skateboarder + 1 filmmaker

1 video of 1 min on afro-beats tracks

Step 1: To enter the competition, post the Noise! official flyer on your instagram account and tag your filmmaker

Our team will send you the track you will have to use by email or Whatsapp

Step 2: Shoot a max of tricks, post your video on your Instagram account with

#noisegh @surfghana

Prize money: 1000 ghc

 

 

Instagram Photo Contest

1 skateboarder + 1 photographer

1 photo

Step 1: To enter the competition, post the official flyer on your Instagram account and tag your photographer

Step 2: Post your photo on your Instagram account with

#noisegh @surfghana

Prize money: 500 ghc

 

Phase 2

January 3th

Award Ceremony

Purple Pub - Accra 7 PM -10 PM

Free Entry

Surf Ghana pop up store

Film screening

Award Ceremony (Prize:1500 Ghs, skateboard deck in limited edition, tee-shirts, and other surprises)

Dj Set by Purple Pub

+ guests

Film screening in the presence of the Ghanaian skateboarders and the collective Surf Ghana

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Our
Jury

Chris Pfanner
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SKATEBOARDER PRO

Chris Pfanner

Chris  has ventured the globe. Born on 17th July 1987 in Lagos, Nigeria his parents moved to Bregenz, Austria when Chris was a teenager. He developed his skills on a Grafix board, before moving to the skate mecca that is Barcelona. He currently resides in Nuremberg, Germany, but spends most of his time hopping from one county to another on his skateboard missions. He is the VANS team manager Europe.

* bIo from kingpinmag.

Sandy Alibo
FOUNDER of SURF GHANA
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Skateboarding and surfing lover, Sandy is the founder of Surf Ghana collective. She has worked for 6 years as sponsorship manager in extreme sports industry in France. Sports event addict, hip hop alcoholic.

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Prince  Yiadom
Kuukua Eshun
FILMMAKER
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Kuukua Eshun is a Ghanaian-American creative who splits her time between Ohio and her home Accra. Inspired by emotions and femininity, Kuukua raises awareness about social issues and mental health through her writing and film. 

She's also the co-founder of the Skate Gal Club.

Kuukua is a powerhouse who continues to tell stories that matters through her art and work.

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Jomi Marcus Bello
FOUNDER OF WAFFLENCREAM

Jomi Marcus Bello is the founder of WAFFLESNCREAM, an urban clothing brand made in Nigeria. He hasopened the first skateshop in Lagos in 2015.

"I need to bring people together and just celebrate this idea of skateboarding and this alternative culture."

He got support from Supreme.

 Contest

This contest is unique. Last year, more than 40 participants disrupted the skateboarding scene in Africa. More than 10 teams of skateboarders/filmmakers/photographers/beatmakers will work together and spend 20 days in the streets working on quality skateboarding videos made in Africa

December 10th 9:00
Registration on instagram
Repost the flyer on your page and mention the account of the photographer/filmmaker you want to team up with.
Our team will send you the name of your beatmaker and will send you some of his tracks.
December 31st 23:59

The technical material (films, photos), must be submitted at least three days before the date of award ceremony (Deadline: December 31st) on a pen drive or by e-mail (surfghana@hotmail.com).

The Jury may disqualify the team which will not respect the deadline.

January 3rd 6:PM
Award ceremony at Purple pub - Accra
Pop up store Surf Ghana collective
Film screening
Free Skate
50% of profits will support Surf Ghana projects (skate park, Skate tour gh, skate gal club)

Partners

Contacts

Press

Any questions about the contest?

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In Accra we dey!

 
 
 
VISUAL EFFECT ARTIST

Prince is a London based Visual Effects artist with experience working on films such as the Avengers, Beauty and the Beast, Doctor Strange, GUARDIANS OF THE galaxy and Pokemon: Detective Pikachu.

Also a freelance videographer within travel and fashion working with companies such as Crooks & Castles, Puma, Adidas, JD Sports and RWD magazine.

 

About Surf Ghana

Surf Ghana is a collective of surfers and skateboarders based in Ghana.

Surf Ghana collective is a NGO which uses the practice of extreme sports as a driver for diversity in education, social inclusion, and empowerment of the youth.

Surf Ghana collective is a voice of diversity which pushes a narrative of freedom and self-expression creating a Counter – Culture and a platform for the youth.

Surf Ghana collective is accelerating the future of Africa by empowering the youth across a wide array of creative vocation also exposing the beautiful culture of Ghana making Accra a major attraction for tourism in Africa.

WHAT DO WE DO FOR GHANAIAN SKATEBOARDERS ?

  • We collect sport equipment in Europe and US;

  • We provide free skate lessons during festivals and our annual skate tour

  • We build our sport equipment for corporate events, competitions, festivals.

  • We create a safe net for girls and women with the launch of the skate gal club.

  • We develop the employability of the youth (film making, photography, instructor, carpentry, sales etc..)

Surf Ghana is a family and a fraternity that fosters good growth and pushes solid narratives the youth of the country can hold on to in regard to a brighter future and a place to belong.

Surf Ghana Collective

 

About the artwork

For this event, we had the pleasure to work with David Alabo.

Davide Alabo is a multi-disciplinary African artist telling stories of the strange & surreal.

Based in Accra Ghana, David Alabo demonstrates a keen interest in Afro-surrealism; currently undertaking projects on surrealism as it pertains to African culture using 3-dimensional abstract works, photography and mixed media pieces as primary mediums. The young artist is committed to gaining an understanding of how best to showcase and critique African society through the lens of the strange & fantastical. 

 

Clients include Daily Paper, Quartz Magazine, Topic Magazine, Peking Duk and many others.

Featured on publications such as Avaunt Magazine, CNN, ArtX , OkayAfrica etc.

 

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Our beat makers

Boddhi Satva

 

Boddhi Satva

When it comes to dance music, few producers can claim the same authority that Boddhi Satva has. Known affectionately as the founding father of Ancestral Soul, Boddhi’s music has spirituality as the central hallmark and uses the thread of soul music to weave a seamless tapestry of African music styles, set to the pace of house music changing entirely the way the genre is perceived and experienced. With his critically acclaimed Ancestral Interpretations mixtape series, the Central African Republic-born DJ/Producer reworks a selection of commercially and critically acclaimed R&B and Hip-hop songs, adding his distinct seal to create fresh mash-up treatments for everyone from Drake to Beyonce and Rihanna.

Boddhi is the owner of the label Offerings Recordings which mission is to provide a platform for future soul music.

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EA Wave

Why they're great >

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EA Wave (East African Wave) is a collective of 5 DJ/Producers from Nairobi (Kenya), namely Ukweli, Sichangi, Hiribae, Nu Fvnk and Jinku. Each cut across genres with unique and individual styles, making their own waves in the industry. They DJ and produce as a collective, as individuals and everything in between. Their combined energies and creativity are helping fuel a new creative sector wide movement in urban Nairobi - becoming known as #NuNairobi as cited by Fader Magazine.EA Wave’s aim is to elevate the East African arts scene through cross- cultural collaboration through music, film and fashion.

Their vision is to have East Africa have an identifiable artistic contribution in world culture that extends beyond stereotypical African tropes.

Why they're great >

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Greg

Why he's great >

Greg is a young rapper from Benin. Former member of GME (Grizzly Music Entertainment) with which he has released 3 mixtapes: Génération Deter, 5 étoiles, Seth 

Greg launches his solo career with the single « Zinedine » and then releases his first mixtapes Matrix and Cosmos. Through his music, Greg promotes the Beninese culture.

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Blacky Mr l'artiste

Why he's great >

Blacky Mr l’artiste is a singer and rapper from Benin who has always loved music since his young age. He has been in the industry since 2012 but has been revealed to the international scene in 2019 with his single Comportement de béninois.

Nxwrth

Why he's great >

Nxwrth

Ahmed Froko professionally known as Nxwrth (Pronounced North) is a Ghanaian record producer,songwriter and DJ born and raised in the Ghanaian capital, Accra. The 21 year old started producing some 5 years ago and has mastered the art of combining bass, 808s and synths into hip hop, trap and afro pop sounds. Nxwrth has created a distinctive production style influenced by his love for space and the extra terrestrial. This has made him become recognizable among rappers and hip hop in the west African sphere. He’s produced two songs on Joey B’s EP, Darryl. He has also produced for young musicians DarkoVibes, KiddBlack, $pacely, KwakuBs and RJZ. His participation in Accra Dot Alt radio’s beat battle in 2016 won him first place. Now sky is the limit!!!

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Qhizzo

Why he's great >

Qhizzo

HANDS UP...........we have just been kidnaped by yet another mind crippling vibe echoing from none other than the man of the future QHIZZO born justice xaba, in newcastle, South africa, in a humble community of kirlkirl farm,who could have thought this day shall come when we talk about MZANSI talent taking the world.There is more to talk about the man of the future.why not start by listening to the this wonder creation.hallaaaaa.

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Zodivc

Why he's great >

Zodivc

Zodivc is a Ghanaian music producer who works with talented music artists like B4bonah,Tneeya and La Meme Gang

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Nshona Music

Why he's great >

Nshona Musick

Nshona Musick aka the owner of Azonto music as he claims himself.

Indeed, we can not talk about Azonto music without tracing the producers of these Azonto beats. One name which gets mentioned less often for his contribution to the formation and growth of Azonto Music is Nii Bortey Amadaa better known as Nshona Music.

His name punctuated popular Azonto songs like

‘Dangerous -Sarkodie ft E.L’, ‘Aluguintugui – Keche’,

‘Sokode- Keche’, ‘Kaalu – E.L’ etc.

Nshona is a visionary despite the hardships he

comes from. And as he plays his beats, you can

wonder if he is from space!? His sound is much

more raw and energetic than most of the beats heard in Ghana.

He is now part of the Akwaaba Music family with he has released new tracks. Check them out!

Because we consider skateboarding as a culture, we wanted to work with our talented friends to celebrate our common passion for afro beats.

All theses artists, from Africa or Africa lover, accepted to collaborate with us by offering their best tracks to the teams and give them the opportunity to enhance their skateboarding videos.

Big shout out to them !