Selam launches new initiative to promote artistic freedom in Africa

photo credit: Hans Peter Gauster

Selam is launching the Pan-African Network for Artistic Freedom (Panaf), a new network building initiative funded by the Swedish Arts Council. The initiative will be developed in collaboration with partners in Nigeria, Gambia, Mozambique, Zambia, Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia, with plans to involve several other countries in the future.

The creative industry is a major tool for Africa’s GDP growth

SA Creative Industry

Africa’s creative industry represents a potent instrument that could grow the GDP of African countries and pull the continent’s youth out of poverty, Prof. Benedict Oramah, President of the African Import Export Bank (Afreximbank), said at the two-day Creative Africa Nexus (CANEX) at the Intra-African Trade Fair (IATF2021) in Durban, South Africa.

Nigeria takes early steps into the international art world

Nigeria Art

Art enthusiasts look at an artwork by Barry Yusufu titled “Home Girl”, at the ArtX annual art fair at the Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island. Behind him are two pieces by South Africa’s Lunga Ntila. (Benson Ibeabuchi / AFP)

The future of Film Arts Media


How will technology continue to play a role – both good and bad – in shaping the industry for the future, and how can creatives prepare to embrace and capitalise on these changes?

Appreciating African creativity : Nigeria takes major steps


Talk about film, music, painting or perhaps fashion but a discussion on African arts cannot be complete without an element of paintings and sculpture. These elements of arts have been used over centuries as an important communication tool in different instances.