Weekly thoughts: The power of Art

Imosdef_n our history’s thumbprint lies a common denominator in our diverse ethnicity: art.

We are naturally an artistic people, and use performing or written arts to communicate effectively. Use of folk tales, traditional dances and even our attire communicate various messages – as all had meaning.

Today, through various means in preserving our artistic heritage, art’s power has moved from a communicative structure to an economic asset. Ensuring that our heritage is not misused in the economic world, we have created organisations that manage the business and community benefits at par.

However, not these structures have been adhered to, with young Africans voicing out their concerns in art holding an economic stronghold due to issues of piracy, corruption  and professionalism in the industry.

This week, we will focus more on the impact the arts is making on our soils.