Johnnie Walker celebrates African Creatives in The Ones Who Keep Walking

In 2020, premium Scotch whisky brand, Johnnie Walker, debuted a documentary celebrating the life and times of its eponymous founder. Aptly titled The Man Who Walked Around The World, the film captured the beginnings of the business as well the entrepreneurial journey of the man behind the drink. Now, the label has launched yet another documentary named The Ones Who Keep Walking.

The cover image for the ones who keep walking by Amara Nwosu and Johnnie Walker
The Ones Who Keep Walking celebrates how African creatives are putting the continent on the world map. Image courtesy of Joel Kamau

The Ones Who Keep Walking features more than 20 defiantly optimistic voices from across Africa including one of the biggest African artists of the moment and social media sensation, CKay (Nigeria); rapper and songwriter Sampa the Great (Zambia); dancer and artist Kamo Mphela (South Africa); producer and DJ Nandele (Mozambique); legendary photographer James Barnor (Ghana); fashion designer Loza Maléombho (Ivory Coast); creative collective Urban Pitchaz (Kenya) and, Bose Ogulu AKA Mama Burna (Nigeria) manager-mother to global superstar and Johnnie Walker partner, Burna Boy.

The documentary explores the different cultures, passions and challenges on the continent through never before heard stories, and in-depth conversations that also provide an insight into how fresh creative energy, sheer determination, and a pioneering spirit is bringing authentic African expression to the world.

Bose Ogulu, mother of Burna Boy
Bose Ogulu, the mother of Burna Boy, is included in the featured creatives. image courtesy of Johnnie Walker

Director and Forbes 30 under 30 filmmaker, Amarachi Nwosu says, “Making The Ones Who Keep Walking with Johnnie Walker was an opportunity to tell a story that reimagines how we see Africa and the creative renaissance taking place. Telling powerful stories from the Afrofuturist lens is what inspires me, so having the opportunity to shine a light on these amazing people and their incredible journeys, all whilst showcasing the spirit and beauty that embodies Africa, is a dream come true. I can’t wait for everyone to see it”

Amarachi Nwosu
The Ones Who Keep Walking is directed by Amarachi Nwosu. Image courtesy of Hypebae

Produced by Something™ Originals and a team of 200+ creatives and talent from across Africa, The Ones Who Keep Walking picks up on the closing provocation of The Man Who Walked Around the World – ‘what’s next?’ – to shine a light on those who embody the spirit of Keep Walking and who, on their own terms, are forging a bold new direction for their countries, cultures and the World.

Ckay, artist of the viral song Love Nwantiti
Nigerian singer, Ckay, whose Love Nwantiti is a social media sensation, features in the documentary. Image courtesy of Music in Africa

You can stream the documentary here, or you can watch it on the following DSTV channels: Africa Magic Family, Maisha Magic East, Zambezi Magic, Mzansi Magic, Mzansi Wethu, Channel O and Canal+ owned TV5 Monde.

Source: PR Newswire

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