Pop art and visual creative are instrumental in portraying the society and it’s culture, thus creating scenes and characters to illustrate an idea. For many young Africans growing up in the diaspora, being exposed to different cultures and the pressure being experienced the blend in, could trigger a bit of phobia and daunt any determination to believe in one’s dreams and to work hard towards realizing it.
In this podcast, host Sonia Galat, Director of Africa Business Venture, is joined by Fred Ebami, French Artist and Graphic Designer to explore the challenges revolving around the visibility and acceptance of African arts into mainstream pop culture.
Fred offers his view on the role African artists can play in changing the narrative and perception of African culture.
What will you learn?
- What it means to be African and especially an African from the diaspora.
- Discovering the prevalence of art scenes in Africa and the misconceptions about African artists.
- The influence that African artists can exert to change the narrative and perception about Africa
Tune in to the podcast to hear this and much more as we dive into the topic of supporting entrepreneurship in Africa.
This is the fourth episode of our new podcast series, Africa 101, in which we will be exploring key issues of development in Africa. You will hear about the future of urbanisation, the changing perception of Africa, how art and sport is creating new identities for Africa and much more. Make sure you don’t miss any new episodes by signing up to be notified when each podcast goes live