Inkskribe foundation for African art is set to kickstart programs for her maiden anniversary celebration in Kwara State.

The month of August is expected to be filled with programs set to hold in a three days long activity in celebration of its first year anniversary.

The celebration which is themed: “REVIVING AFRICAN ARTS” and aimed at celebrating Africa and elevating its arts.

Inkskribe on the 30th of July, 31st of July and 1st of August plan to announce the winners of her online writing contest with the theme “Africa glitters”, host a webinar on Building Capacity for the New African Tribe and an host an “all-arts” exhibition respectively.

The winner and second runner up of the online contest which started on 18th of July are to be awarded #10,000 and #5,000 respectively, the contest allows entries for poetry, short stories, flash fiction with a word count of 150 words for short stories and 3 stanzas for poetry and the winners are going to be announced on all Inkskribe’s social media platforms.

The online webinar which is set to hold on 31st of July on whatsapp’s platform is themed: “Creating Capacity for Africa’s new tribe” and is targeted at creating and spreading knowledge on how African youths can make full and effective use of necessary resources and opportunities available or even create opportunities to improve on African arts, it’s further aimed at answering this questions: what role do the youths have to play in elevating African arts? How do we create a space for african arts to thrive?

Facilitators for this webinar session are: Chidi Nwaogu, a serial entrepreneur, computer programmer Westerwelle fellow 2019, Cofounder Lagbook, Co-founder and CEO Publiseer (a digital publisher for African creatives) and he’s to handle the “building sustainable entrepreneurial skills” aspect of the webinar. Chinedu Junior Ihekwoaba, a LinkedIn influencer, Writer, Poet, Founder AfricaUnite, Content writer BAMF is to handle the “Effective storytelling” aspect of the webinar.

This anniversary is sponsored by MagnaFaith, CEO MagnaFaith Tribe as a result of her recognition of the benefits of the celebration to Africa.

The grand celebration which is on the 1st of August to mark the organisation’s one year of existence and impact making is going to be celebrated with an all arts exhibition that showcases various works of art ranging from paintings to photographs to drawings to writings to spoken word poetry, craft and many more arts. This exhibition is to celebrate the African heritage and explore the beauty and vivacity of African arts.