A stylish global traveler who moves around Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, the UK, France, and the rest of the world, Adora Mba is also a Ghanaian-Nigerian-British repat who recently relocated from London to Accra because she saw an opportunity to become a defining presence on the continent’s emerging art scene. Having opened her first gallery, ADA \ Contemporary, in Accra in October 2020, she is committed to nurturing Ghana and the continent’s contemporary art community and to fostering its ties and influence amongst global audiences. Mba says these times are exciting. Artists are converging on metropolises like Nairobi, Marrakech, Johannesburg, Dakar, and Lagos, fueling the creativity in art scenes that are now brimming with raw talent. The art market is increasingly receptive to new ideas and artistic disciplines that are being shaped by new exhibitions, art fairs, festivals, auctions, and galleries popping up all over the continent. Previous exhibitions crafted by this ambitious newcomer include the sold-out solo shows of emerging Nigerian artists Collins Obijiaku and Eniwaye Oluwaseyi; of rising South African star Zandile Tshabalala, Ghanaian contemporary artist Hamid Nii Nortey, British born Vincentian Ghanaian artist Emma Prempeh; and Ghanaian artist Theresah Ankomah.
SOURCE: TRUE AFRICA