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Meet the African Artists Driving a Cultural Renaissance

Following a piece on 12 influential young Afro-descendant artists, writers and entrepreneurs in The New York Times by Abdi Latif Dahir, Veronica Chambers et al., “Meet the African Artists Driving a Cultural Renaissance,” we highlight a series of events, articles, interviews, videos and so one on these important figures in our world today: Ruth E. Carter, Mr Eazi, Zhong Feifei, Omar Victor Diop, Nnedi Okorafor, Adamma and Adanne Ebo, Mory Sacko, Grace Wales Bonner, Lesley Lokko, Toheeb Jimoh, Nkuli Mlangeni-Berg. 

Ruth E. Carter

American costume designer


Black Panther Costumer Designer Ruth E. Carter on Three Decades of Dressing Superheroes

By Cady Lang 

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Ruth E. Carter on designing costumes from ‘Do The Right Thing’ to ‘Black Panther’ 

If you are in the Detroit area, don’t miss an exhibition on her work at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African History: Ruth E. Carter: Afrofuturism in Costume Design, up to March 31, 2024 

Mr Eazi

Nigerian singer and songwriter 


Mr Eazi – Chop Time, No Friend

Exit (featuring Soweto Gospel Choir)

Euronews Culture spoke to Mr Eazi, a shining star in the African music scene, following the release of his debut full-length album, ‘Evil Genius’. 

By Theo Farrant

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Zhong Feifei 

Chinese-Congolese Singer

Chinese-Congolese Singer Zhong Feifei on “Produce Camp 2020,” New Music, and More 

By Jada Jackson (2021)

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China’s First African-Chinese Vogue Model? Who is Winnie Zhong Feifei

30 Questions with Zhong Feifei

Omar Victor Diop 

Senegalese photographer

The photographer using vivid symbolism to celebrate the history of Black resistance

By Jacqui Palumbo (CNN) 

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Omar Victor Diop & Lee Shulman s’incrustent dans le rêve américain 

(France Culture) 

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Omar Victor Diop (Fondation Louis Vuitton)

Nnedi Okorafor

Nigerian American author

Nnedi Okorafor’s Official website

Nnedi Okorafor, Nigerian American author

Adamma and Adanne Ebo 

American-Nigerian filmmakers


Adamma and Adanne Ebo Ink Multi-Year Overall Deal with 20th Television and 20th Television Animation

By Selome Hailu 

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From Sundance to the Silver Screen: The Ebo Twins Make a Statement with Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul. Debut

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Mory Sacko 

French Chef

Mory Sacko, samouraï du goût

Guide Michelin 

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Forbes PROFILE Mory Sacko

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French Chef Mory Sacko Is Building a Restaurant Empire 

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Chef Mory Sacko: ‘Palates are ready to welcome cuisine like mine in France’

By Angelique Chrisafis

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Grace Wales Bonner

English Fashion Designer

Grace Wales Bonner Official Web site

Grace Wales Bonner 

By Jeremy O. Harris 

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Grace Wales Bonner Has Set Her Sights Beyond Fashion

By Elizabeth Paton 

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Grace Wales Bonner Is the Perfect Designer for Now

Her clothes combine British tailoring with the sensibilities of the African diaspora. And she is making her mark on fashion with astonishing speed.

By Robin Givhan

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The grand designs of Grace Wales Bonner 

By Murray Clark

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The Wardrobe with Grace Wales Bonner 

the gentlewoman

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If you are the New York city area, don’t miss at the MoMA, through April 7, 2024

Artist’s Choice: Grace Wales Bonner— Spirit Movers 

Lesley Lokko

Ghanaian-Scottish architect

African Futures Institute

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In Conversation with Lesley Lokko at the 2023 Venice Architecture Biennale

Setting the Stage for Africa at the Venice Architecture Biennale 

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Interview. Architect Lesley Lokko: ‘There is a sense in Africa that it is our time’

By Rowan Moore

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For a broader approach of Lesley Lokko’s work, two pieces to explore:

Biennale Architettura 2023– Introduction by Lesley Lokko 

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Senior Loeb Scholar Lecture: Lesley Lokko  

Toheeb Jimoh 

English Actor

‘I look for the good in all situations’: The Power’s Toheeb Jimoh 

By Tim Lewis

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Toheeb Jimoh is ready to hang up his boots 

By Lucy Ford

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Back to school with Toheeb Jimoh: “Ted Lasso” actor reuniting with teachers who inspired him 

CBS News

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‘Romeo and Juliet’ Review: ‘Ted Lasso’ Star Toheeb Jimoh Is the Expressive Heart of Rebecca Frecknall’s Passionate Production

By David Benedict  

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Nkuli Mlangeni-Berg

South African Postwar & Contemporary artist

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