An interview with an African sculptor

African artist

We had the real privilege to video to Yacouba Coulibali Nanga, a scupltor from the Ivory Coast who has been living in Cape Town South Africa for the past 3 years. He comes from a long line of traditional sculptors. He has been married for 10 years and has two young children. He speaks to them often but has not seen them for 3 years. He is in South Africa selling African sculptures from the Ivory Coast. He works with a team of foreign artists and entrepreneurs. Their will to survive and make something of their lives is truly inspirational. Under very difficult circumstances they sell African art to tourists, as well as doing part-time jobs. Most of their earnings is sent back to their family. Let me introduce you to Yacouba Coulibali Nanga. He speaks French fluently and a limited English. Enjoy.


Yacouba Coulibali Nanga and his entrepreneurial friends at their Cape Town warehouse