Nadia Sesay is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of BLANC Modern Africa Magazine.

Nadia was born in Freetown, Sierra Leone and grew up in Washington, DC. A childhood spent exploring the many Smithsonian museums in DC sparked Nadia's early interest in art. 

Prior to launching BLANC Modern Africa Magazine Nadia was a contributing writer on platforms focused on reportage of art and culture from Africa and the Diaspora, including OkayafricaTRUE AfricaContemporary And, and Afribuku, a Spanish language magazine on contemporary African art. 

In 2016, Nadia assumed the role of contributing editor to a quarterly publication produced by The World Bank that highlights the entrepreneurial and culture-focused ventures by African millennials residing on the continent and throughout the Diaspora.

Nadia earned a bachelor's degree in international business from George Washington University. She completed graduate studies in art history, and, with Sotheby's Institute of Art, has studied art business and contemporary art. She also completed graduate coursework in interior design, a testament to her interest in exploring the intersections of art, design, and global contemporary culture.


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