Its a first ever photography exhibition about women dealing with breast cancer in our Nigerian society. Date: March 8, 2014. Venue: Goethe-Institut Nigeria. Continue reading
International Mother-Shut-Your-Mouth! Seun Kuti addresses one of the perceived stumbling blocks to Africa’s growth and economic/financial independence. The average Nigerian thinks the IMF is the anti-Christ. This song is from his upcoming album A Long Way From the Beginning and it features American rapper M1 ( of Dead Prez). The video was shot by Jerome Bernard.
Dj Tana, who we have featured here before teams up with Tribex Marketing Group to bring us this mixtape titled Green & White Flow. Listen and download.
‘’I will not accept an inferior position in the art world. Nor have my art called African because I have not correctly and properly given expression to my reality.
I have consistently fought against that kind of philosophy because it is bogus. European artists like Picasso, Braque and Vlaminck were influenced by African art.
Everybody sees that and is not opposed to it. But when they see African artists who are influenced by their European training and technique, they expect that African to stick to their traditional forms even if he bends down to copying them. I do not copy traditional art.
I like what I see in the works of people like Giacometti but I do not copy them. I knew Giacometti personally in England, you know. I knew he was influenced by African sculptures. But I would not be influenced by Giacometti, because he was influenced by my ancestors.”
Source: Mango Island Fugitive
Fresh from being nominated for two awards by the prestigious Women4Africa Awards 2013, the award-winning and internationally renowned makeup artist Funmi Odegbami – sister of Afrobeats queen May7ven and daughter of Nigerian football legend Segun Odegbami – has recently been honoured as one of the 100 Most Inspirational Women in the World. Continue reading