“Rwanda’s creative golden age is upon us — here are the artists that are ready to take the world by storm.”
From filmmakers in Nigeria to fashion designers in Senegal, Africa’s creative scene is bursting at the seams. And Rwanda, whose inspiring postwar transformation has ushered in a new wave of inventiveness, has a global influence that cannot be denied. So what is the picture of Rwanda that this new generation is painting? And how are these young talents building a creative community from the ground-up? To find out, I hit the streets of the capital city Kigali in search of the creatives that are writing the country’s next chapter.
“Rwanda’s culture has inspired my art work immeasurably. Our country's story is one that I reflect on constantly.”
—Mackson Maxmillian (left)
“As a model, I've witnessed the creative community evolving and growing every day, in large part thanks to the efforts of the government. With their help, we’re working to make Rwanda’s creative industry an economic powerhouse.”
—Rachel Neza (right)