Three artists are taking centre-stage on this week’s edition of CNN African Voices, sponsored by the grandmasters of data, Globacom.
The episode takes a look at art and its unique manifestations on the African continent, especially the ingenious ways artists are communicating the beauty of their continent to the rest of the world.
A 49 year-old Patrick Mukabi from Nairobi, Kenya is first on the spotlight. He will inform viewers about his first love, the fine arts. “My entire working process is usually visible to the keen eye. My subject is based on everyday activities especially of women. These are people I meet and see on daily bases”, Patrick enthused on his art.
The second feature is Adiadato Gomes, a self-taught photographer who focuses on unlikely subjects in his exhibits.
The 46-year-old who also doubles as Production Director of Cultural Events takes poetic street photographs which show pure and difficult reality of life.
Viewers should catch CNN African Voices on the Cable News Network, CNN, at 9.30 a.m. on Friday. Repeat editions will be broadcast at 3.30 a.m. and 1.30 p.m. on Saturday and 11.30 a.m and 6.30 p.m. on Sunday. Further repeats will be broadcast at 10.30 a.m. on Monday and 4.30 a.m. on Tuesday.
The third leg of the tripod on the programme is an internationally acclaimed street and studio-based artist, Wise Two, whose work is highly influenced by African culture and his Indian heritage. His forte is deciphering hieroglyphs, ancient cultures and mystical graffiti.