As trends keep on revolving in the ICT Empire, same is Africa’s communication and technology scheme witnessing an up pool in its affairs.
Globalization which is political, technical, cultural and economic, is new and revolutionary following a grand increase in foreign market transactions. Also, it is facilitated by an improvement in information and communication strategies especially in electronic devices.
From mobile banking to social networking, news and health apps, internet acceYet, unbeknownst to the Western art market, contemporary African artists have been experimenting with digital technology for many years. via mobile devices has ushered in a revolution in information sharing, particularly in tech-savvy nations – South Africa, Egypt and Nigeria – where it is highly used.
Following Okay Africa ( Cameroon edition), "Collage artist Nkiru Oparah for example, utilizes the digital space to reclaim, subvert or refashion typical representations of Africa, often by superposing ethnographic documents and digital imagery. While others, like Nolan Dennis or Bogosi Sekhukhuni, focus instead on animation as a new conduit of storytelling, that can playfully challenge conventions about how and from where information about Africa comes."
"Today, countless projects are breaking across social, geographical and
infrastructural borders by redefining what is means to be a citizen, an
advocate, an artist or a writer in the digital age. 2012 saw the launch
of Badilisha Poetry X Change,
for example, the first and largest digital archive of pan-African
poetry in the world. Keeping up with Africa’s rich tradition of oral
poetry, the site, accessible via mobile phones, serves as a platform for
poets to showcase their work in both written and radio format". Okay AFrica adds.
The Internet via social networks have gradually accelerated communication
processes in Africa’s ICT milieu. For instance; with reference to Africa Media,
this continent back in those days was inclined to traditional methods of
disseminating information such as gongs, drums, audiovisual and print but in recent times, the Media
due to its interconnectedness with global media and multinational companies,
have massively expanded in its pull and push procedure in feeding its audience
at the expected time through the presence of the Internet meduim.
In line with the African trading systems, globalization is dominated by transnational firms and financial institutions operating independently (with respect to geographical setting or domestic economic factors). Through Electronic commerce, company’s marketing technics are advancing as, publicity, adverts, door to door sale marketing and delivery of products both online and offline, are done with little or no stress.
However, despite the increasing role of information communication technology (ICTs) in people’s daily lives, few people are exploring the less conspicuous side of this digital boom: its impact on arts and culture comparatively to the Traditional means of communication that was practiced in yesteryears. The world is now divided between the connected who exercise monopoly over those who practically don't know or have nothing to boast of.