Afrofuturism – It places African people, culture and tradition at its center. It began in the twentieth century with artists like Sun Ra drawing on African cosmology and sci-fi. Now, Black Panther has brought it into the mainstream.
Afrofuturism – "I seek to draw my audience from reality into a strange world that fuses space, big cats, serene landscapes and the African diaspora," David Alabo told CNN.
Afrofuturism – Popular singers such as Beyoncé and Rihanna have also drawn on Afrofuturism as an influence.
Afrofuturism – Fikayo Adeola, founder of animation company Kugali, said: "Afrofuturism was a tool that they could use to imagine a better future, and the movement continued into the contemporary era."
Afrofuturism – "I got into Afrofuturism from a desire to create art that showcases African culture through surrealism, seeing as there was not enough work in that field," David Alabo told CNN.
Afrofuturism – Kaylan's work explores themes of spirituality, feminity and humanity with an African touch. Afrofuturistic, abstract and spiritual are words that best describe her style. "Afrofuturism is a style where I can freely express myself; being also originally from Africa, I felt that this is the style where I can address certain issues based on my perspective and my experiences with the audience," Michael told CNN.
Afrofuturism – The term Afrofuturism was first coined in 1993 Mark Dery in an essay "Black to the Future."
Afrofuturism – The style combines science fiction, magical realism and African influences.