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 […]

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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 […]

Interviews

Bisi Alimi on HIV, Criminalisation and Intersectionality

Last month i got the opportunity to attend the annual AIDS conference in Durban, South Africa thanks to an International Reporting Project(IRP) fellowship. Amongst many enlightening sessions was a pre-conference keynote address given by activist Bisi Alimi. Though the narrative has mostly focused on him being the first Nigerian to publicly come out on Nigerian […]

Poetry

This Is Not A Feminist Poem

  THIS IS NOT A FEMINIST POEM By Wana Udobang This is not a feminist poem This is not contorted metaphors with neither punch line nor chorus This is not a feminist poem It is a woman learning to trade possessions before her lover takes his last breath. She will never get the chance to […]

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Cutting My Mother Some Slack

When I was a child the image of my mother barging through our front door pulling up her dress, pulling down her girdle and exhaling as she let our a big sigh has never quite left me. The tight elastic from the girdle would leave her yellow skin red and embossed with lines and patterns. […]