African animation, a memorial bus for Ken Saro-Wiwa, and new music by Nneka and Samba Touré – cultural happenings from March to May and beyond.
Meet the Affogbolos
In the lead up to Afro-Polis, a 6-day experiential exhibition taking place in London this October, founder Pierre-Christophe Gam introduces us to its muses, Kolade and Remi Affogbolo.
The Affogbolos are an upwardly mobile couple from Lagos, Nigeria. Kolade Affogbolo is an architect and his wife, Remi, who originally hails from Angola, is a lawyer. They’re well-travelled and passionate about art, design and culture. This modern and discerning couple embody the values and aesthetics of ...
Art and Soul
From Lagos to London, Johannesburg to New York, Dakar to Dubai, contemporary African art has garnered a new wave of interest from art enthusiasts, buyers and collectors on both sides of the Atlantic. With it comes a glaring spotlight on the touchy subject of ownership
Words Belinda Otas
Ghana-born but Nigeria based El Anatsui is regarded as one of the world’s foremost contemporary visual artists. He is renowned for his ‘magisterial tapestry’ creations, made from thousands of aluminium ...
Interview: Sandra Obiago
The power of the creative sector to lift economies, boost morale and promote tourism has proven phenomenal all over the world. Sandra Obiago, the Lagos-based powerhouse behind a wealth of initiatives is on a mission to draw on Nigeria's cultural gold mine .
WORDS Diane Lemieux • PORTRAIT Adolphus Opara
Seated in a comfortable armchair in her living room, development activist, documentary filmmaker and art collector, Sandra Obiago doesn’t have time to sip her ...