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Initiative.dkf is a multidisciplinary arts platform led by Artistic Director DK Fashola and mononymous Creative Producer Wofai.



Unheard voices

Unseen explorations

The unconventional

The poetic


Produce theatre shows, festivals, dance events and cultivate culture through interdisciplinary work. 

We also collaborate to create short films, give industry access and ad hoc mentorship to young people

"I cannot be the only walking conundrum" 

DK Fashola, Artistic Director

"I cannot be the only walking conundrum" 


  • The love of storytelling

  • To explore the freedom of reinvention using fluid artistic expression

  • To challenge what forms art can take and be or look like on black bodies 

  • THE POWER performance holds to create empathy, push past ignorance, instigate human connection

BOLD • Raw truthful • directperceptive


Artists Of Change Albany Theatre 2021

Eclipse Award Winner Summerhall Edinburgh Fringe 2021

ACE G4A recipient Ludala 2020

ACE G4A recipient Fragments Of A Complicated Mind 2020

WW Consortium Commission grant 2019 - Scalped

ACE G4A Associate Producers SLCB 2018

ACE G4A recipient Melanin Box Festival 2018

WW Consortium Blueprint R&D grant 2017 - Scalped

Talawa MAKE: Sustain Artists 2017

ACE G4A recipient Melanin Stages 2016

Independently funded Melanin Box Festival 2015

Initiative.dkf builds work from the ground up blending authentic artism with actual empowerment”

Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, Act For Change


Eclipse Theatre + Summerhall

Award Winner

2020 - 21


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Talawa Theatre

MAKE: Sustain Artists '17-18


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Tamasha Theatre

Associate Company '19-20


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Albany Theatre

Artists of Change '20-21


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