...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. See our latest publication here.
Bukola Oyebode, Editor-in- Chief
Bukola Oyebode is an art writer and editor. She is the founder and lead editor at The Sole Adventurer (TSA Art Magazine). She has worked in the media since 2011 with experience in TV, print and online. 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. In 2020 she was recognised in ‘Apollo 40 Under 40 Africa’ as one of the forty Africans whose works reflect the vitality and variety of the contemporary arts in Africa.
Billie McTernan, Associate Editor
Billie McTernan is a writer, editor and artist based between Accra and London. She works with literary and visual art forms. 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 several platforms, including TSA Art Magazine, ARTnews, ContemporaryAnd, ARTS.BLACK and Art Africa magazine. She was the Art & Life editor for The Africa Report magazine until 2019 and is currently an associate editor at TSA Art Magazine. In 2022, McTernan was shortlisted for the AKO Caine Prize for her short story ‘The Labadi Sunshine Bar’ (2020), published in Accra Noir by Akashic Books, USA.
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.