Our Story

artdey is an online art marketplace dedicated to demystifying the contemporary art market for emerging artists and collectors. Founded during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown in 2020, artdey supports the historically underrepresented market of African contemporary art by connecting African artists to global collectors.

Serving primarily as a springboard platform, artdey discovers, nurtures, and promotes emerging independent African artists, connecting them with budding art enthusiasts and discerning global collectors. 

We ensure equitable compensation for our artists, creating the backdrop for a strong arts and culture landscape. Thus, 70% of our revenue goes directly to our artists. Since conception, we have successfully onboarded and managed 50 artists from Nigeria and Ghana. These artists are phenomenal, with extensive thematic and stylistic diversity. 

Through artdey, collectors across the globe can easily navigate the burgeoning African art scene, accessing artists, art, and collectibles. 

artdey is developing an international reputation as a hotspot for emerging artists, and a marketplace for art shoppers, including interior and film set decorators. Notable pieces from Artdey were featured in Season 2 of Apple TV’s crime show “Truth Be Told” and Peacock’s “Belair," an exciting, dramatic retelling of the popular sitcom Fresh Prince of Belair created by Morgan Cooper and Executive Producer Will Smith.


Chioma Onyenwe

Chioma Onyenwe is the founder of Raconteur Productions as well as a Creative Indaba Fellow telling stories in the intersection of culture, history & identity. Her work has been nominated by the Africa Movie Academy as well as One World Media, for her true-crime podcast, 23419. 

She is the co-founder & curator of artdey, an online platform connecting African artists to global collectors including interior and film set decorators. 

In her spare time she is an avid deep-sea diver, bumbling violinist, mixologist, mountaineer, and surfer. 

We would love to work with you

If you are a new or seasoned collector, decorator, artist, potential partner, or simply curious about anything we do, please get in touch.

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