Art and Fashion

Reconnecting with African culture on screen – Beyonce Lemonade

Reconnecting with African culture on screen – Beyonce Lemonade

From my perspective over the last decade it seems like there has been a recent wave of ‘reconnection’ between African American Artists and their African Roots. In recent cases, Afro beat Artists  (especially from Nigeria) have been provided a platform to work with popular African American artists on hit songs. The most recent example is(…)

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Art: Daughters of Diaspora, by Ojo Agi

Art: Daughters of Diaspora, by Ojo Agi

Daughters of Diaspora is an exploration on the complexity of identifying with a single culture when you are a product of two or more. With this project, I want to establish a space where I can identify with each of those cultures without having to assimilate, and hopefully encourage others to do the same. Over(…)

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Art: Nigerian painter showcases his beautiful paintings

Art: Nigerian painter showcases his beautiful paintings

    Amazing isn’t it? These are the works of Oresegun Olumide, a 35-year old Lagos artist who specializes in oil paintings. He learnt his trade (Finae Art) at the Yaba College of Technology in Lagos and began painting professionally in 2008. Since uploading some of his paintings on social media, he has garnered a lot of(…)

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Photography – Opposites Attract

Photography – Opposites Attract

Bienese photographer Leonce Raphael Agbodjelou incorporates a technique very traditional of African portraiture. With this method he captures the body-builders of Porto Novo, showcasing the current generation of Africans caught between tradition and what would be seen as more ‘modern’ practices. Body-builders are nothing new within Africa, but Leonce has them bearing plastic flowers; a(…)

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Award winning Novel – Half of a Yellow Sun Movie trailer released

Award winning Novel – Half of a Yellow Sun Movie trailer released

The only authentic identity for an African is his tribe I’m a Nigerian because the white man created Nigeria and gave me that identity Never before has a simple movie trailer made me ponder and analyze the deep rooted themes embedded in the movie itself. I have read the book ‘Half of a yellow sun’(…)

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