Naki One is a networking artist group of young people of all the different nationalities living in Nakivale Refugee Settlement in Uganda.
The group, later branded “Naki One” was originally composed of 20 youthful poets, singers and dancers chosen through an open competitive process to participate in the pilot artistic project “Speak, open the Conversation”.
At the end of the training exercise, the youths decided to stay together as a group thus the emergency of Naki One. It’s now open for membership to all youth artists in Nakivale Refugee Settlement upon registration.
Before Naki One came into existence, most of the individual artists did not know each other even though they lived in the same settlement. Through the group, artists continue to support each other beyond harnessing their talents and putting on performances to personal predicaments.
In the future, the group hopes to continue establishing artistic connections and participate in concerts and training outside the settlement.