Prior to my arrival in Kigali, I decided to explore the urban city through photography under the direction of Yakubu, a professional photographer. I booked a 3hr street photography session with Yakubu via Vayando for $25.
The Rwanda contemporary visual art scene is fairly young, where most artist are self-taught. Rwanda does not have any formal visual art schools, which is fascinating considering the talented and professional works I encountered during my art exploration trip to Kigali, the capital of Rwanda.
After making it across Kenya and Zambia, I finally arrived at Harare after a 17 hour flight with 2 stopovers from London. Boy! was I glad to see a representative from the Meikles Hotel holding a sign with my name on it, waiting for me on arrival at the Harare International Airport in Zimbabwe.
As the economic outlook for Africa is looking positive and the growth of Contemporary African Art in the west is on the rise. I divert my attention to the source of Contemporary African Art, to explore the artistic offerings from different African countries by looking into the art fairs and festivals that take place on
On this occasion, my artistic exploration took me to Abuja Nigeria. I had a list of galleries, art institutions and establishments I planned to visit during my stay. The first on my list was the Nike Art and Cultural Research centre owned by Chief Nike Davies Okundaye, a renown, well respected female Nigerian artist. I