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[Quiz] How well do you know these prominent African artists and architects?

May 04, 2019 at 09:00 am | Africa Quiz

Francis Akhalbey

Francis Akhalbey | Staff Writer

May 04, 2019 at 09:00 am | Africa Quiz

Welcome to Face2Face Africa quiz series that tests your knowledge of Africa and anything African. We ask ten questions based on themes ranging from politics, history, geography, culture, entertainment and many more.

Today, we are all about prominent African artists and architects. Brace yourself, no cheating, get your thinking cap on and test your knowledge of this:

Poll 1. The British-Ghanaian architect pictured below is the brain behind the design of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C.?

Poll 2. Francis Kere became the first African architect to design the prestigious Serpentine Pavilion in Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park, Central London. What country is he from?

Poll 3. In 2017, President Barack Obama selected this Nigerian-American pictured below to do a portrait of him?

Poll 4. The Senegalese sculptor below was the first African to be elected as a member of France’s popular Academie des Beaux-Arts?

Poll 5. The woman pictured below was recognised by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) as one of the most inspirational women in architecture today?

Poll 6. This Zimbabwean artist was forced into exile in 2004 after he exhibited two controversial artworks depicting Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as a demon?

Poll 7. This Sudanese was one of the first artists to use Arabic calligraphy in his artworks?

Poll 8. This Congolese pictured below is regarded as one of the most famous contemporary African painters?

Poll 9. The Ghanaian sculptor pictured below was awarded an honorary doctorate by Harvard University in 2016?

Poll 10. Popular contemporary artist Abdoulaye Konaté is Malian?

Click here to see how you performed. Good Luck!

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