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How To Conquer The Digital Artspace With Anthony Azekwoh (Digital Artist)

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Quote- “Your environment directly impacts your health and your ability to succeed.”

The Afropolitan Podcast spotlights Afropolitans who aren’t afraid to step into the unknown and walk in purpose. With this podcast we hope to empower Africans in the Diaspora to harness their full potential and contribute to the development of a bold and progressive black community.

Our guests will share their working formulas, the hard facts about leaving familiar terrain, embracing the unknown, and staying relevant afterwards.

This episode features Anthony Azekwoh, Nigerian-based digital artist and author; who has taken the NFT art scene by storm and whose art has been seen all around the world.

In 2020, his painting “The Red Man” was sold as an NFT online for $25,000 and he has since captured the imagination of the global art community.

He has also written five books and has worked with artists such as Adekunle Gold, Blaqbonez and many more international clients.

Listen and enjoy as Anthony talks about his journey into NFT's, offers advice to upcoming digital artists and shares the inspiration behind his “The Red Man” painting.

Anthony’s Artwork

Anthony’s Reading List

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell

Manuscript Found in Accra by Paulo Coelho

Show Notes

1:10 Discussing Afrobeats: The Backstory documentary and lessons learnt

6:23 Anthony on his work being mature

8:51 Anthony on his journey into the digital space

11:35 Influences in storytelling and art

14:20 Art ecosystem and relationship with his parents

26:17 Transition to NFT and crypto art

34:13 Advice to digital artists in Africa trying to find their feet

36:19 The internet enabling Africans to challenge limitations

42:27 Inspiration behind “The Red Man” painting

45:34 The difference between art and writing

49:57 Anthony’s reading list

50:46 What does being Afropolitan mean to you

The Afropolitan Podcast is hosted by Eche Emole, co-founder of Afropolitan.

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