Meaning ‘welcome’ in a native language of the Ivory Coast, Ayok’a is a new platform designed to make the work of black artists available in the form of fine art prints, phone cases and t-shirts by emerging and established black artists from across the diaspora. The artists are hand-picked by the
For a long time, when I was living in France, a lot of my close friends were mixed race people. It had never been a conscious choice of mine, it just happened. They were French-Senegalese, French-Guinean, French-Malian, or French-Gabonese. I had also dated a Belgo-Congolese, a French-Cameroonian and a French-Ivorian.