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Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Forbes Profiles 15 Young African Creatives Rebranding Africa



Renowned business media house, Forbes has published a list of 15 young African creatives rebranding the African continent.
The profiles were compiled by Declan Eytan who is a contributor for Forbes.

Here's the full list of young African creatives featured.

Lupita Nyong'o
Kenyan actress best known for her role in 12 Years A Slave.

Wizkid
Multi award-winning Nigerian artist/producer.

Armando Cabral
He’s the star of Balmain’s latest fall/winter men’s campaign (alongside his brother Fernando), and is featured on the cover of Details magazine’s September issue as one of the world’s 31 top male models.

Coréon Dú
A successful singer, model agent, record label founder, designer, event organizer, and television producer.
eL Seed
34-year-old French-Tunisian graffiti artist, or “calligraffiti” as he calls it, has turned the world into his canvas.
Amaka Osakwe
A staple in Nigeria’s fashion scene, whose designs have been worn by the likes of Lupita Nyong’O, Solange Knowles and Michelle Obama.

Smarteez
The Smarteez – made up of Kepi, Thabo, Floyd and Sibu – embody the bright side of life in the country’s biggest township, Soweto.

Lakin Ogunbanwo
27 years-old former law student and self-taught photographer, has seen his work featured on the pages of British GQ, iD magazine, WSJ and the New York Times.

Tahir KarmaliThe topic of LGBT rights remains a sensitive one in his birth country Kenya. Nevertheless, Tahir Karmali was eager to enter into that dialogue through his controversial Value exhibit, which he opened in Nairobi last year. Value is a portrait series focused around a group of Kenyan male sex workers.

Gyimah Gariba
23 year-old Ghanaian illustrator and animator . 

Davido
Multi award-winning Nigerian musician, producer and record label owner.

Kudzanai Chiurai
Zimbabwean mixed media artist/political activist, was forced to leave his country after using art, as a way to voice his disapproval regarding president Robert Mugabe.

Read full profiles here.

Source: Forbes

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