Nigeria Category

Thursday 17 July, 2014

Moving Forward: Peju Alatise on Art, Nigeria, and Responsibility #BringBackOurGirls

The story makes the headlines; the people pay attention-they tweet and share and spread the hashtags. Interest wanes, attention’s diverted. The story dies out. But it doesn’t. To the people involved, it doesn’t. On April 15th of this year, Boko Haram, an alleged* terrorist organization in northern Nigeria, kidnapped 230 girls from the Chibok Government Secondary […]

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Sunday 13 January, 2013

Silent Rebel Peju Alatise | 30 Days Unchained: Day 4

30 Days Unchained/#30unchained | Day: 4 – 1/13/13 | Inspiration: Peju Alatise Describing the inspiration for her painting, “Orange Scarf-First,” Nigerian artist Peju Alatise tells Live Unchained: “The orange scarf was my experience at the age of 16 [on the prayer grounds]. One of the attendants was going to stop me from entering the prayer […]

Wednesday 12 December, 2012

Forward Thinking Fashion: Interview with Solange Knowles Featured Designer Autumn Adeigbo

Editress’ Note: Did you like the Solange Knowles “Losing You” music video (shot in Cape Town, South Africa) as much as we did? With the fun energy and modern-retro feel, I’d say the fashion was the glue that brought it all together. In this Imprints feature MsK NY speaks with Autumn Adeigbo, whose Spring 2013 […]

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Tuesday 13 November, 2012

Princess of Afro-Soul Nneka Shines at the New Parish, Oakland [Live Video]

Nigerian-German singer Nneka is hard to define. On Thursday, November 1st, hip hop/soul singer Nneka lyrically seduced the crowd of the New Parish, Oakland, casting a musical spell with her smooth voice, poignant lyrics, and impeccable rhythms. Weaving between many genres, including reggae, hip-hop, modern R&B, vintage soul, Afrobeat, flamenco and Sahara desert blues, Nneka’s […]

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Friday 09 November, 2012

My Fashion Commands Attention: The Statement Jewelry of Anita Quansah

Editress’ Note: Imprints, our new monthly feature, profiles some of the most innovative Fashion Artists across the African continent. Imprints is curated by inspiring fashionista, MsK NY of the African Prints in Fashion Blog. This interview shares the work of Anita Quansah, a statement jewelry designer with roots in Ghana and Nigeria. Anita has developed […]

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Tuesday 02 October, 2012

Self-Portraits by 5 Nigerian Women Photographers

What are the latest creative trends coming from all across urban Africa? Live Unchained team member Delphine Fawundu-Buford has spent the last four years developing a photo series to celebrate the answer. Delphine recently returned from Lagos, Nigeria where she led a photography workshop with local women photographers. Learn about Delphine’s experience and see the […]

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Monday 31 October, 2011

Greater Virtues: Peju Alatise on Women, Art and Real Freedom

Of her least satisfying work, Peju Alatise has said: “Nobody will ever see it. I’ll pour white paint on it and start over. So that does not exist.” The paintings, writings and sculptures that did make the cut illustrate ideas of love, femininity and religion. Most importantly, Peju’s art reflects her own lived experiences. When […]

Monday 23 May, 2011

The Future is Here

“We have just begun…so get out of the way…we carry the sun…whoa oh oh oh ohh…the future is here…” Ty Bello is representing Nigeria well. Love the aesthetic. Love this song.

Thursday 17 December, 2009

Nigeria’s Muse: Interview with Author and Professor Nnedi Okorafor

Originally from Nigeria, author Nnedimma (Nnedi) Okorafor, returns frequently; In her books she often brings her readers along the journey. Nnedi writes science fiction and fantasy novels, often exploring the hero’s experience from a young female’s perspective. Everything comes to life in her work–the trees, creatures and even the ground are animated in her stories. In […]