I/O Creators by Joonafrica is a cohort-based accelerator program that supports afro-centric creatives by providing continuous programming on business development, deal management, deal flow, skill development, and monetization over a 3 months period.

30 Creators will be accepted to participate in a project-based and collaborative membership designed to heighten their brand awareness and maximize streams of revenue.

The program is scheduled to begin on June 1st and applicants will be notified starting May 15th of their acceptance.The program is centered on providing brand and business development to creatives in the Afro community.

The Benefits

Workspace & Event Space

During the Program you will have 24/7 access to work in the I/O Spaces loft along with your cohort. As an innovation space, you bring your ideas to our staff and we help you to build it out. You will also have access to conference rooms to be able to invite your clients and team for important business meetings.

Brand and PR

The program will provide PR opportunities for the program and cohort. Members of the Cohort have already served as paid ambassadors at the Davido Coming to America Music Festival and Press Conference, with additional opportunities already in the pipeline.

Joonafrica marketplace

Create a customized product line or merchandise for your brand for sale on joonafrica.com. We assist you to digitize your designs and creative ideas and place them on printed products for sale. Joonafrica will fulfill orders for your customers while creating an additional stream of revenue for your brand.


Your program staff is made up of experts with years of experience in fundraising and pitching. You will learn how to run an effective fundraising process, how and when to talk to investors, and how to effectively tell your story.

Deal Management

We have in-house business and legal experts that will help you GROW. Whether it’s getting placed in advertisements, locating sponsorships, maximizing your service fees, event-based analytics, SEO, paid ads, or creative growth tactics, we’ll help you get your business where it needs to be.


One of the biggest benefits of going through the I/O Creators b Joonafrica Program is having access to knowledgeable mentors. You will have access to the Joonafrica team, seasoned entrepreneurs, experienced investors, and individuals with considerable expertise in their field to give feedback and offer guidance.

Join Us

We cover diverse creative industries. How would you describe yourself?
I work in,
Visual Arts,
Digital Arts,
Applied Installations
Creative Production
That’s me
I work in,
Animation/Virtual Reality / CGI,
Interior Design,
Makeup Arts,
Performance Arts
That’s me