Brexit, BLM, and Africa’s Creative Renaissance

Natalie Narh & Nigel Atta-Mensah, Co-Founders of New Comma highlight the need for a collaborative network when it comes to celebrating and promoting local and diaspora African creatives.

Natalie Narh & Nigel Atta-Mensah

Co-Founders New Comma



Natalie Narh and Nigel Atta-Mensah are the Co-Founders of New Comma, an online platform dedicated to discovering, supporting and providing opportunities to African and Black creatives. They are both Ghanaian creatives based in London with over 16 years of combined experience in their crafts. Natalie is a Social Content Creative at Ogilvy UK while Nigel is Co-Founder of The CREC, a collective of young professional creatives. Independent to these roles, providing creatives with a platform to showcase their talents has always been a passion of theirs. Their first collaboration was in September 2017 with The Cool Kids Project that documented upcoming creative talent in Accra, Ghana. The aim was to highlight the importance of providing these budding entrepreneurs and creatives with the support they deserve well before they made it on the global stage. However, they realised there was a greater need for it to expand into a platform that affords not only local Ghanaians, but all native and diaspora African creatives the resources and facilities they need to truly thrive. Hence the creation of New Comma.