Even with perseverance and determination, getting your work in front of the right people can be hella daunting. And for a lot of young Nigerian creatives – from the gifted artist to the talented writer – this is one of the biggest hurdles they have to face.
This was what inspired 16-year-old graphic designer, Omimi Okere, to build a social media platform for creatives, Qontent.
Qontent is a platform that allows talented creatives – specifically musicians, photographers, artists, designers, models and writers – to upload and showcase their work for free.
The users on the platform are separated into providers (the creatives) and supporters (the fans) to prevent the creatives from getting drowned out. Qontent also filters its users to ensure the quality and integrity of the platform.
About what inspired him to create this platform, Omimi said on his website:
"I felt some amazing work was being drowned in the large pool of users on all those other websites. Qontent builds a community of users that all share the same aim.
The competition for viewers attention is minimal, this, therefore, guarantees that all work posted on the website will be viewed."
You can check out the website – and sign up – right here.