Cotonou, the capital city of Benin is home to a sort of outdoor museum of more than 940 meters in length — obtaining a world record title for the West African country. The work of art is attributed to 40 graffiti artists from both the African continent and abroad. Professionals in the art of spray painting who responded to the invitation of the seventh edition of the Graffiti Effect Festival. The artistic festival has the underlying mission to garner more artistic colour to the walls of Cotonou that — tell the rich story of and pay homage to, the essence of Benin’s ancient kingdom of Dahomey. Africa’s longest graffiti wall — which has already received the appreciation of the Beninese authorities, does not only celebrate the country’s historical blueprint but like the 2020 cultural renovation project of the nation’s historic Ouidah Fort, will also give a cultural boost to Benin’s tourism sector.
SOURCE: AFRICA NEWS