Speaking truth to power

October 27, 2021

Godfrey Mwapembwa, also known as Gado, is a cartoonist most known for challenging the political elite in East Africa and, by extension, the world. He encourages younger artists to not be afraid to use their content to provoke debate and question authority by speaking truth to power.


Mentoring younger creatives

Gado is one of 21 experienced critical creatives from Southern, East and Northern Africa that Hivos’ R.O.O.M. program worked with to mentor younger creatives. In their Letters to Creatives, they talk about the importance of creative editorial independence and being self-sufficient, and discuss how to reach wider audiences.

You can find a preview of all letters in this article.