How NFTs Have Empowered Artists in African Art Scenes

03 May 2022, USA

The global rise of NFTs has been massive, but in Africa, the ascent has been meteoric, especially in countries with burgeoning art ecosystems.

Like much of the broader art world, NFTs penetrated Africa in early 2021, after Beeple’s $69.3 million sale at Christie’s in New York. In response, artists working in African cities, from established painters to emerging digital artists, gravitated towards NFTs to sell their work, tell new stories, and celebrate African excellence.