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.
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.
Jekein Lato-Unah blends figurative modernism and traditional mixed media techniques to create captivating digital artwork, depicting women in their truest forms. By embracing her culture and utilising bright colours that embody the vitality that flourishes in her soul, Jekein’s artwork sends a message to embrace life and freedom, welcome self-care, and champion empowerment.
Four discovered NFTs via OpenSea, but saw nothing from Nigeria, his home country. His mission is to change that, change the perception of digital art, and showcase Nigerian art and culture to others around the world. He sat down with Signal to talk about his journey and how he broke through in the busy NFT space.