With the rise of the African art and entertainment scene, many conversations have arisen on how to spotlight more indigenous artists on a global scene. Visionaries like Ejike Egbuagu of 1952 Africa are among the few mavericks pitching to empower African artists on a global scale, with his initiatives.
During the official launch of his avant-garde gallery, 1952 Africa, recently, he pledged to help propel African artists on a global scale.
“While African art is as old as humanity, not much is known about the African artist. This is why 1952 Africa is giving undiscovered African creative talents an opportunity to be seen, heard and celebrated through the platform,” he tells Weekend Beats.
Egbuagu noted that the platform, which already has five residencies, is a private space dedicated to raw and authentic African art, culture and history supporting all forms of artistic expression out of Africa and is not profit oriented.
“1952 Africa is a creative incubator where we support creatives by empowering them with knowledge, finance and networks.
We give them access to markets that they never would have had, we help them go beyond the limits that Nigeria and Africa creates. Our vision is to put local artists on the same Plainfield as the artists we grow up hearing about in Italy, Netherlands and England whose works move for millions of dollars without even being so different from ours and our vision is to connect the current population with the true history of the Africans.”