President Emmanuel Macron announced Friday that France would return 26 works of art to Benin, hours after he was presented with a report calling for thousands of African artworks in French museums and taken during the colonial period to be returned.
Will the arts ever be the same again? The magic of digital technology has kept us connected to movies, music and TV shows during confinement, while distribution giants like Amazon have kept up supplies of books and CDs. But scrapped are the big summer music and theatre festivals. Can artists, producers and distributors hold out? Will Covid-19 finish off already struggling neighbourhood movie theatres? François Picard's panel reacts to the French president's promise of support for the industry and reflects on how confinement alters creativity.
Will the arts ever be the same again after Covid-19? This is the biggest question on the mind of artists and collectors as this young 26 years old Nigerian doctor and artist starts a collaboration with other African artists to battle Covid-19 through a project called COVEND.
Nike Davies-Okundaye needs no introduction. In fact, many readily identify her as the speaker invited to Ivy League schools who has no formal education. Teaching herself English after dropping out of school after form six, she has risen above many challenges like child marriage, menial jobs, among others to find success.
The African entertainment scene is getting more global recognition from movies, art and music. Ghana is latching on to its year of return initiative to drive growth for the economy. Ruddy Kwakye, Founder and CEO of The Rave Group joins CNBC Africa to discuss what the future holds for Ghana's entertainment industry.
British-born Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare has launched a residency program in the West African country's commercial capital Lagos in the hope that it will help the continent to raise its profile in the global art scene.