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Meet Ivorian student O’Plerou Grebet the creator of culturally relevant West African emojis
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Africans rising Meet Ivorian student O’Plerou Grebet the creator of culturally relevant West African emojis

Over the past two years, Ivorian student O’Plerou Grebet has designed over 350 emojis that celebrate African culture, history and contemporary life. He incorporated all his emojis from his project into an app called ‘Zouzoukwa’, so that Africans can use emojis ‘that correspond to their realities’.

Elisabeth Efua Sutherland enforces the female perspective in cultural narratives
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Arts and Culture Elisabeth Efua Sutherland enforces the female perspective in cultural narratives

As the granddaughter of one of Ghana’s pioneer female playwright’s Efua Theodora Sutherland, Elisabeth Sutherland was destined for a career in the arts. She has taken to recreating folklore to reflect the female perspective and has co-founded a theatre program to stimulate new and young talent in Ghana.

Wangechi Mutu unveils first installation of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s façade in 117-years
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Africans rising Wangechi Mutu unveils first installation of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s façade in 117-years

Designed by Richard Morris Hunt and completed in 1902, the American Metropolitan Museum of Art’s facade features four niches intended to house free-standing sculptures. 117 years later this intention has been fulfilled by Kenyan contemporary artist Wangechi Mutu with an installation dubbed, “The NewOnes, will free Us”