...focused on contemporary art from Africa and the African diaspora.
Founded in 2015, The Sole Adventurer (TSA Art Magazine) publishes online and in special print publications about contemporary art from Africa. Initially focused on Nigeria, the editorial interests now include other African countries, their linked diaspora locations and where the news is exciting and relevant to our growing audience. TSA recognises the crucial need to sustain critical views and writings on the arts from Africa and thus facilitates enthusiasm for art criticism and writing through the TSA Art Writing Master Class.
Bukola Oyebode, Editor-in- Chief
Bukola Oyebode is an art writer, editor and publisher. She is the founder and editor-in-chief of the art magazine The Sole Adventurer (TSA). She has worked in the media, particularly broadcasting, since 2011 in different positions. As a writer, she has made contributions to online and print magazines. She also writes for exhibition publications and has covered major biennales including Dak’Art (Senegal), Venice Biennale (Italy) and Jogja Biennale XIII (Indonesia). In 2017, she was a guest editor for the Intense Art Magazine special publication on women artists in Nigeria. In the same year, she was listed as one of the women shaping the Nigerian Visual Arts.
Oyebode studied English at Lagos State University focusing on language and media.
Billie McTernan, Guest Editor (Online)
Billie McTernan is a writer and editor based between Accra and London. Over the last six years, she has worked on several stories and projects across West Africa on subjects ranging from culture to politics. Her essays on the arts have been published on a number of platforms including ARTnews, ContemporaryAnd, ARTS.BLACK and Art Africa magazine.
She held the position of Art & Life editor for The Africa Report magazine until 2019. For the last two years, she has worked as the Editor in Chief of New Dawn, the blog associated with the Nubuke Foundation in Accra, which focuses on publishing the work of emerging cultural journalists and writers.
Kovie Parker, Features Editor
Kovie Parker is a lawyer who has had the privilege of a diverse and dynamic career across sectors, including in the legal field, arts, publishing, communications, research, and project management. Her writings have been published on platforms both online and offline and in art auction and exhibition catalogues.
As a curator, she has worked with several contemporary artists in Nigeria, including Muyiwa Logor, Eloghosa Osunde, Yadichinma Ukoha-Kalu, Juliet Ezenwa, Ike Nwachukwu, Ozoz Sokoh, and several others. In 2015, she collaborated with the management of Freedom Park, Lagos, to put together a series of exhibitions showcasing the work of young and emerging artists, who, unknown at the time, have grown to become prominent on a global scale.
Kovie continues to work as a freelance writer and editor in Lagos, Nigeria.
Roli O’tsemaye (Formerly – Roli Afinotan), Editorial Coordinator
Roli O’tsemaye is a writer and an evolving photographer. She graduated from the University of Ghana, Legon, with a double major in Sociology and Information Studies. She previously worked in communications, content research and acquisitions for a TV and film production company. Her writings on contemporary art were first published in The Sole Adventurer (TSA) digital magazine in 2016. Since then, she has freelanced as an art writer for other art platforms. She is currently a staff writer and the editorial coordinator at TSA. O’tsemaye aspires to be a published author and curator.
Social Media Manager – Ama Benewaa T.
Ama Benewaa T. lives in Accra where she is currently reliving some of her childhood every chance she gets, making her 1023rd attempt to quit eating red meat and trying her hands at creative writing in Asante Twi, one of many Ghanaian languages.
You can connect with Ama on Instagram on @tsaartmagazine or @amatuffet.