Upcoming photography exhibition: Battle Scars

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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

New Video: Seun Kuti – IMF ft. M1 (from Dead Prez)

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.

 

The Art of Victor Ekpuk

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Contemporary artist Victor Ekpuk created and exhibited his work at the Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion. Such an inspiration. Continue reading

Dj Tana & Tribex Marketing group present: Green & White Flow (a mixtape)

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.

Ben Enwonwu on “African Art”

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Nigerian Sculptor and Painter, the late Ben Enwonwu in his art studio in Ikoyi, suburb of Lagos, #Nigeria.

 

‘’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

Kitschai: The Initiation, a fashion film


Fashion meets Music in The Initiation, a Fashion film based on abstract visuals that doubles up as a promo video for upcoming multiple creative brand, Kitschai. Continue reading

Funmi Odegbami Honoured As One Of The 100 Most Inspirational Women In The World

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Press Release

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

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