'Bird that Wants to Survive' – The contemporary art coming from Africa today is as varied and exhilarating as from any other place in the world, says Chibundu Onuzo. Here a creation by Mozambican Goncalo Mabunda, famous for his sculptures made of recycled AK47s.
Contemporary African art – Nigerian-born artist Sokari Douglas Camp stands with her sculpture "NO-O-WAR-R, NO-O-WAR-R" inside London's National Gallery.
Nigeria's 'Mama Nike' – Nike Davies-Okundaye, Nigeria's most famous traditional textile designer, poses at her gallery in Lagos.
Alternative media – Contemporary Ethiopian artist Tamrat Gezahegn poses with some of his paintings at the Netsa Art Village in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Pulsating creations – Portrait of award-winning Nigerian visual artist, writer and photographer Victor Ehikhamenor
New Hollywood 'It Girl' – The success story of contemporary African art comes at a time when the continent's culture is on the rise, says Onuzo, as evidenced by the growing popularity of actors like Oscar-winning Lupita Nyong'o ...
African entertainers – ... and singers like Nigerian afro-pop sensation D'Banj.