15 African creatives to watch in 2023
, 2023-01-04 18:45:00,
Africa is blessed with so much creativity. It reflects in our type of music, fashion, food, art, and even our sense of humor. Last year we saw a lot of these creative minds shine in their various crafts. They took advantage of an evolving Africa to develop their creativity, monetize their craft, and export to the deep ends of the world. Did someone say Africa to the world? While we cannot wait to see what African creatives have for us next year, there are just some creatives that have begun rolling the ball. So, for the sake of this article and in no particular order, here are 15 African creatives to watch out for in 2023.
Temilade Openiyi has had one of the fastest rises to stardom. One minute the Try me, crooner, is featuring on Wizkid’s 2021 summer hit, Essence, and the next minute she is getting nominated for a Grammy. Her distinctive Afrobeats/R&B fusion and deep-textured, velvety style has gained so much attention. And music critic platform Pitchfork, once referred to her voice as “thick and smooth as cold butter”. In a short while, Tems has earned the number one spot on Billboard’s next big sound chart, number five on the Billboard emerging artist chart, and her much-lauded EP If Orange Was a Place reached the top ten on the Billboard world albums chart.
Last year, the singer earned three BET nominations- won two, was featured on Black panther: Wakanda forever soundtrack, became the first Nigerian female artist to bag…
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