Nowadays, people can invest in a whole host of weird and wonderful things, although generally, there are some tried and tested things you may wish to begin with. In terms of a smart, and near fool-proof investment, generally, people think of Gold, and Property as two examples. Wine is another example, as is art. By investing in art, not only you get to benefit from enjoying the work itself, but you can also relax, safe in the knowledge that your purchase will actually increase in value, rather than decreasing like virtually all other purchases, besides the odd exceptions here and there. African art, particularly African contemporary art, is especially popular as of late, and if you’re considering investing in art, it is strongly recommended that you know and understand the artists you want to invest in. Contemporary African artists are few and far between these days, but if you find the right one, boy, a few years down the line will you be reaping the rewards. To help you out, here’s a look at several popular contemporary African artists that you should know about before you consider investing in African art.