Visibility of black artists

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Black Lunch Table: Visibility of black artists

    Visibility of black artists is a Wikidata event to create language visibility for black artists in igbo language. This event is in collaboration with Igbo Wikimedians User Group and Black Lunch Table Wikimedians.

    Black Lunch Table Wikimedians mobilize the creation and improvement of a specific set of Wikipedia articles that pertain to the lives and works of Black artists. For this event, participants will be taught how to translate labels, descriptions, and aliases on Wikidata, then after participants will embark on an editathon.


    • Date: 14th May, 2024
    • Time: 10.00am - 02.00pm WAT
    • Venue: Awka, Anambra State

    How to participate[edit]

    • Create an account if you are a new user
    • Register for the event so that your edits can be tracked. Join the dashboard here
    • Get the training resources
    • Attend the in-person session for more information on what to do
    • Enable the language settings on your Wikidata userpage if you have not done so. To enable the language settings, kindly navigate to your user page click on edit, add this template {{#babel:ig-N|en-5}} and publish. This setting enable users see the Igbo language text box on Wikidata.
    • Start editing
    • Ask questions for clarification

    Kindly note that the to-do list will be made available at the venue ( The list is on visual artists, curators, art writers and visual art subjects of the African Diaspora)

    If you wish to continue editing, more list can be found here ( kindly note that for the in-person event, we worked on numbers 1- 400, you can decide to work on other names as items on Wikidata, as demonstrated during the event)

    you can reach out to the facilitators ( Olugold, Kingsley Nkem, Bibisuccess, and Adimora chidinma) for more enquiries


    Kindly sign your names using this code #~~~~

    1. Kingsley Nkem (talk) 10:58, 14 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    2. Adimora chidinma (talk) 11:01, 14 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    3. Mercylove17 (talk) 11:04, 14 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    4. Cyndibabe 25 (talk) 11:04, 14 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    5. Chrysella (talk) 11:05, 14 May 2024 (UTC)Chrysella[reply]
    6. Toniafaustina (talk) 11:06, 14 May 2024 (UTC)Toniafaustina[reply]
    7. Chizoba2 (talk) 11:08, 14 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    8. Mirah50 (talk )12:10,14 May 2024 (UTC)
    9. Precious Nwaobasi (talk) 12:09,14 May 2024 (UTC) Precious Nwaobasi
    10. Ugbor Rita (talk) 11:12, 14 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    11. Gracieyy (talk) 11:13, 14 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    12. Neme244 (talk) 11:14, 14 May 2024 (UTC)Neme244[reply]
    13. Chazzy28 (talk)`
    14. Brilliant Emery (talk) 11:19, 14 May 2024 (UTC)Brilliant Emery[reply]
    15. Bibisuccess (talk) 11:32, 14 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    16. 10kdollz (talk) 13:08, 14 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    17. Odogwu123 (talk) 12:19, 14 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    18. Charisgold1 (talk) 12:40, 14 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    19. Sinachworld (talk) 13:28, 14 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    20. Olugold (talk) 13:43, 14 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]


    Irrespective of the challenges we faced with the dashboard and the event registration tool during the event, we were able to use other means to track contributions of participants. After the dashboard issue was rectified, and as recorded on the event dashboard, 349 items were edited and a total of 821 edits was made as at 18th May 2024.

    Feedback and learnings from participants[edit]

    After the event, kindly enter your feedback or learnings below, by editing this page, typing in your feedbacks, sign by using the code ~~~~, then publish.


    • The event dashboard was not loading properly, so we used other means to track participants' edits as at the time of the event.
    • Participants experienced difficulties while trying to register with the event registration tool here. We had to recreate the event on mainspace for easy coordination


    See more images here