Afrorama was born out of Ghanaian-French afro-optimist Chloé Bertrand's frustration that online resources to learn about different African countries are limited, poorly-presented or inaccessible. Where resources do exist, they are expensive to access, or tend to focus on the African diaspora and Europeans explorers' experience of the continent.
afrorama was launched on social media in April 2021. The platform aims to provide a "panorama of the African continent".
Since 2021, afrorama has grown a significant social media following and participated in several programmes and hackathons. In 2021, afrorama was selected as one of the winning projects of the Media and Information Literacy 2021 Hackathon organised by UNESCO and the Government of South Africa.
Afrorama amplifies digital knowledge of African countries by providing a 360º overview of the continent through seven key categories: Arts & Literature, Business & Politics, Entertainment, Geography & Nature, History, Philosophy & Beliefs, and Science & Technology.Afrorama is an accessible web-based general encyclopedia of the African continent.