Football Culture Across Africa

Chipper & Black Arrow (FC)

Highlight and Amplify Africa's Football Culture

Chipper & Black Arrow take you on a photographic journey into the local football culture within Africa.


In Lagos, Nigeria.

We look at the four major ingredients that make up Nigerian Football culture. Street Football, Local Clubs, Local Heros, The Fans.

In Ghana.

We are taken on a journey out to the Gold Coast, and honored with snapshot a into the sheer determination of the Ghanaian youth.

In Johannesburg, South Africa.

We get a front row seat to the grassroots connection between football and fashion, and an incredible story of local footballer.

In Nairobi, Kenya.

We get to meet the women who are blazing a trail for Women’ Football in East Africa, playing professionally for a club.


Presented by Obidinma Nnebe

I am Obidinma Nnebe, a Nigerian-based photographer currently documenting the football culture in Nigeria.

Whether you played professionally, or just for fun with the homies. The game starts in our streets. We play on roads, in parking lots, under bridges, or anywhere someone drops a ball. Ball is Life.

Local Clubs

Don’t get me wrong we all love watching big europeans clubs play on TV, but the real heart and soul of the game comes from the dedications of our local clubs.

Abu Azeez

Abu Abolaji Azeez is a Nigerian beach soccer player. He plays as a forward for Nigerian Professional Football League club Warri Wolves F.C. and for the Nigeria national beach soccer team.


Although the teams and the players are important, the fans are what make it all possible.


Presented by Kasi Flavour

Kasi Flavour is a creative agency and magazine inspired by South African culture(s), design and art. “Kasi flavour” is our South African football identity, it is the soul, spirit and DNA of who we are. From the dusty fields of our townships to the freshly cut green grass of world-class stadiums. Kasi Flavour is a nostalgic heritage and modern style of football.


“He continued to play and never gave up on his dream”

Tumelo Mogale grew with the hopes of becoming a professional footballer.  But things took a bad turn in his life when he was wrongfully arrested and accused of hijacking a car.  Although he was released and acquitted on all charges, the arrest tarnished his reputation and Tumelo found it difficult to find a club that would take a chance on him during the prime of his playing days. But he never gave up hope on fulfilling his lifelong dream, and after years of giving it his all he finally turned pro at the age of 32 playing for the Baroka Football Club in the South African Premier Division.


Legends Discovered Through Fashion

South African football Heritage, Fashion and Creativity, all come together on this one photoshoot. The culture of football runs deep in this story, as our photographer himself, is the son of the late legendary South Afriacn football player, known as “Shakes” Kungwane.  We’d like to introduce you to Thapelo Molefe,  who is rocking a  tee shirt as an ode to our photographer's father and Kaizer Chiefs  "Shakes", who was known for his no look passed on the pitch. On the bottom half he is sporting the 80’s shorts inspired by the 1980’s South African football icon "Black Prince of South African Soccer, Jomo Sono.


Presented by Jesse Abbeyquaye

I am Jesse Abbeyquaye (“Jhey Too Cool"), a creative director specializing in photography, cinematography, and digital design.

The Cape Coast of Ghana is most know for its role in the translataltic slave trade, but in this story we get to visit the country side of West Africa with photographer, Jhey Too Cool”, for a gmplise into dedication by the emerging football talent in the region.

Just indland off the coast is a community in Ghana that is not unlike others, filled with young kids who want nothing more than to learn and play football. These images capture the grit, will, and determination of these young kids, to become the best footballer they can.  This lifestyle is shown from the young kids all the way up to adults, and regardless of who you are  - “you can't say you haven't kicked a ball one or twice growing as a kid in Ghana”


Presented by Jesse Abbeyquaye

We get to meet the women of Kayole Starlet, who are working hard every day to play the game they love and playing their role in growing the women's game in East Africa.

We’re reminded that young women all over the world love the game just as much as their male counterparts, and the sacrifice is even greater when you consider the glass ceiling hovering over the women's game.