Interviews, Video, Videos

Culture Diaries Meets Ade Laoye

  I never hesitate to say that i have been a fan of Ade Laoye’s work both on stage and screen for quite a long time so it was a no brainer to have her kick of the second season of my Youtube interview series Culture Diaries. Beyond the fact that there is something innately […]

Interviews, Video, Videos

Warriors

As today marks World Sickle Cell awareness day, i have released the first in a series of four video interviews  titled Warriors. Warriors is a an in-depth look at what it is like for people living with sickle cell disease. I am hoping that with some injection of resources, i can evolve the series to […]

Poetry

Open Letter by WanaWana Featuring Titilope

  It has been over a year since i started working on my sophomore poetry album and i have to admit, it hasn’t been easy but more importantly i am happy with the results so far. The album will be titled “In memory of forgetting” as when i started recording a lot of the poems, […]

Video, Videos

Nylon| A short documentary on Grief, Memory and Loss

  I always knew i had a sister who died a year before i was born and my mother regularly talked about her but i suppose i never knew the intricacies around the accident that took her life. My family is sort of like that. There are many things we don’t discuss. We laugh about […]

Video, Videos

Room 313 | Ewere’s Story

I know this series has been quite inconsistent but unfortunately it is one of the things that happenes when the work is self funded. It’s dependence on goodwill also means you have to work around other peoples free time but all in all I’m learning to go with progress over perfection. This episode features my […]

Writing

My Feminism | Remembering to Scream | By Wana Udobang

  I don’t remember the first time my father hit my mother. But I often remember my brother’s hands muzzling my mouth shut whilst my screaming the words ‘leave my mummy alone’ would ease its way through the spaces between his fingers. Like that Saturday morning when my sister’s friend and I were doing jumping […]

BLOG

Art Forum Africa In Conversation with the collectors

  A few weeks ago, we held our second edition of Art Forum Africa in collaboration with the ArtXLagos fair to a thrilling and engaging audience. Art Forum Africa is a discourse initiative founded by myself and art blogger Bukola Oye of The Sole Adventurer blog aimed at creating opportunities for conversations around the visual […]

Writing

In Search Of Champeta

  I had never heard of Champeta. So when Juliana sent me the reading list for the fellowship, I was intrigued to find that a genre of music had been invented based on some of the music that came out of Nigeria and other parts of Africa. More extraordinary was discovering that this was happening […]

BLOG

The case of creative coincidence; Room 313 and Room 315

Many of us know how much anxiety, sleepless nights and hard work goes into creating any work of art. So it can be quite heart wrenching when you wake up to see the work of another artist sharing a similar name and premise as yours. This was what happened when I logged into my Facebook […]

Listings, News

Everything You Need To Know About Ake Festival 2016

  We are pleased to announce that our dates for this year are 15-19 November and the festival will take place at Arts and Culture Centre, Kuto, Abeokuta. This year’s edition is themed “Beneath this Skin’’ and we are delighted to have Distinguished Professor, renowned writer, and literary icon Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o as our headliner […]