#DrawingWhileBlack is hands down one of the best trends the internet has ever seen. The hashtag, started by Ghanaian-American artist Annabelle, was created to appreciate and celebrate black artists worldwide.

The trend did way more than that; it brought out hundreds of crazy talented artists we had absolutely no idea about. For us, the best part is that about 44% of #DrawingWhileBlack posts were from black people here in Africa! Even the tweet with the highest retweets/shares of all posts on the hashtag came from Ghanaian artist Benjamin Kwashie! dances excitedly

We took the time to sift through the beauty that is #DrawingWhileBlack and compiled some of our favourite posts by not-so-popular artists around the continent. If you love them (they’ll definitely give you goosebumps), do share, follow and support their talents.

Don’t forget to share this article too (please and thanks).



Benjamin Kwashie

Koby Martin

Princess Kay

Mohammad Badry

Kelsen Nnaji

Ganyobi Odartey

Ayo Filade

Elom Macauley

Simon Simao


Terrence Tako Universe



Sena Burgundy

Fola David


Alfred Achiampong

Alex Peter Idoko

Oober Geek

Julia Naa Shika Odamtten


Daniel Kwartelai Quartey

Tinodiwa Zambe Makoni

For even more art goodness, check out KaDi‘s favourite #DrawingWhileBlack moments.

By Fafa Macauley.