Pan-African Story Competition



The African Chamber of Content Producers is proud to present the Pan-African Story Challenge, a unique opportunity to identify and produce a story that will make a global statement about the positives in Africa. This challenge is open to all African writers, both on the continent and in the diaspora, and is designed to empower African voices, stories and talent.

The winning story will be developed into a movie script and produced by some of the industry’s top African and diasporic talents. This challenge will provide an incredible platform to showcase the best of African storytelling, and to share the stories that are often overlooked or misrepresented in mainstream media. With the Pan African Writers Challenge, the African Chamber of Content Producers is committed to making a powerful statement about the beauty and vitality of African stories and African voices. The main cast for the movie are the top ten finalists of the Africa Monologue Challenge 


As part of efforts to strengthen corporations among African countries, and provide a catalyst for the growth of the arts and entertainment sector of the continent, M.K Casting, the African Chamber of Content Producers and the National Film authority of Ghana launched the Africa Monologue Challenge in Ghana on 5th April 2022.

After over 400 entries from across Africa, 50 finalists were shortlisted representing different African countries and Africans in the diaspora. The ten months of keenly contested competition witnessed some of the best monologues from Africans in the continent and the diaspora. The challenge currently has ten finalists to compete in the final event which is scheduled for the 27th of May 2023 at Accra Ghana.

The top ten finalists will feature in the film to be produced by the members of the African Chamber of Content Producers.  Visit to read brief profiles of the main cast. 

Top Ten

Story Requirements 

Story Genre 
+ Afrofuturism
+ Sci-Fi
+ Thriller
+ Drama
+ Cultural Diversity and Friendship
+ Pan-African Trade
+ Rich African History 
+ African Technology 


Story Characters
+ Ten main cast
+ Upto 200 supporting cast
+ A showcase of African diversity 
+ Consideration for physically challenged actors
General Expectations
+ Story Must be original
+ Compelling Plot twits
+ Clear Conflicts with unexpected resolutions 
+ Must include synopsis and treatment

Main Judges for the Pan-African Story Challenge

Prof. John A. Kantara

Prof. John A. Kantara

Prof. John A. Kantara, freelance documentary filmmaker and lecturer Berlin School of Modern Arts, SRH-Hochschulen, Berlin, Langenscheidtstraße 4, 10827 Berlin. ( 

John Alfons Cofi Amoateng-Kantara is an Afro-German science journalist and freelance documentary filmmaker from Berlin. Kantara is co-founder of the “Initiative Schwarze Menschen in Deutschland” (ISD) and has been active in Afro-German educational work for decades. For his film “The Power of Prejudice”, Kantara, together with his colleague Denise Dismer, was awarded the “Democracy Impulse Prize” of the city of Kassel in 2022 (

Dwomoh-Doyen Benjamin

Dwomoh-Doyen Benjamin

Dwomoh-Doyen Benjamin is a social entrepreneur with over ten (10) years of experience in different business areas. He is the CEO of Messiah Entertainment, Executive Director of the African Chamber of Content Producers, and CEO of Messiah Organics Chain.

As a Pan-African Researcher, Writer, Producer and Organic Agriculturist, he’s worked with several local and international organizations on various projects seeking to promote the image of Africa, and developing innovative ways of solving African problems the African way. He has written over twenty film and documentary scripts and has produced over ten films and TV series.

Marie Laurentine Bayala

Marie Laurentine Bayala

Marie Laurentine Bayala is a filmmaker from Burkina Faso who has directed at least 9 films. She studied communication and journalism at the University of Ouagadougou and received her master’s in documentary filmmaking from Gaston Berger University in Senegal.

In 2016, Laurentine was selected for the Hubert Humphrey Fellowship, part of the Fulbright scholarship. This program offers mid-career professionals, a chance to study and get work training in the United States. Then, she improved her skills in filmmaking, producing films, journalism and entrepreneurship. In 2017, Laurentine Bayala was selected to be part of the Berlinale Talent in Germany and the Durban Talent in South Africa. She was part of the production team of “The Night of the Kings” by Philippe Lacôte and was a co-author of a Canal+ series.