The Cipher


“One of the things I love the most about my job is meeting Black creators who are using their creativity to challenge the idea that our cultures, experiences, feelings, and forms of expression are obscure codes — like ciphers.” ~ Christabel Nsiah-Buadi


Listen to Black creatives worldwide, like award-winning writer Lola Akinmade Åkerström, journalist Garvia Bailey and musician Michael Olatuja share the personal journeys that led them to use their creative talents to reclaim false narratives about their cultures. Discover how they’re succeeding, and why they remain open and vulnerable to their creative processes.

Get inspired by their stories, then discover how you can shape and share your content through ‘The Cipher’s creative community.