The ancient practices of postcolonial nations are too often forgotten. But Taofeek Ibrahim Adeshina, known to the web3 community as Sarkin Foto, is on a mission to immortalise his Nigerian heritage on the blockchain. He speaks to Ola Kalejaye about how he is telling his nation’s stories authentically, and why web3 is the place to do it.
Inna Modja has forged a path all of her own, combining an array of art forms with a hands-on approach to activism. The Malian singer spoke with Leo Nasskau about the power of storytelling, web3 philanthropy, and why she believes the space will continue to flourish. Clovis McEvoy tells the story.
An award-winning artist, Awelewa used photography to turn his neurodiversity into an advantage. The Nigerian and one-time writer speaks to Antony Rahman about his creative process, using “regular people” as his models, and the highs and lows of his artistic journey.
Most of Adewale's friends wanted to become doctors. So did he, for a while, until he went on a journey of exploration and found himself struggling to make art. He speaks to Ola Kalejaye about his early days, evolving from a "wack" artist into someone who sells, and why NFTs came at just the right time for him.
Rising NFT artist, fashion designer and philanthropic entrepreneur, Angel Ese-Oghene Ikuewan wears many hats. She speaks to Antony Rahman about her journey, using web3 to support Africa’s creative youth, and the intersection of fashion, digital art, and web3.
Lagos-born and London-based, Nissi Ogulu is telling stories about the breadth of African musical culture. The artist talks to Clovis McEvoy about her recent exhibition, African creativity, and how web3 is making a career in art accessible.
Ebuka Mordi prides himself in his ability to "pick up any device" and create an incredible image. To him, what matters is 'how was this photo made?', not 'what was used to take this?' He spoke to Signal about the method behind his rapid success in the space, and why web3 is a much better place to produce his work than in his native Nigeria.
Zain Verjee began her career as the midnight love show DJ in Nairobi, and made it as a towering figure in journalism during 15 years at CNN. She speaks to Leo Nasskau about swapping CNN for NFTs, what blockchain could do for journalism, and how Africa can embrace web3 to have a transformative impact on the continent. Léa Rose Emery tells the story.