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It takes a village
Intrepid designer Lani Adeoye is inspired by the organic rhythms of the traditional society, adapting them for modern audiences
Tosin Oshinowo’s Coral Pavilion embraces the traditions of tropical modernism in West Africa
Designing with empathy
Nifemi Marcus-Bello designs a bamboo kiosk for skater brand Wafflesncream
How Re-roll Station is helping African fashion entrepreneurs launch their brands globally
We chat with the brains behind Re-roll, Kesiena Harry and Cher Potter
We Interview Former Design Indaba Emerging Creative Mpho Vackier in TheUrbanative’s New Homecoming Collection
A collaborative collection birthed during lockdown brings together designers from different disciplines to celebrate home, and the continent.
With Afrowaste, Nigerian Designer Dimeji Ilori turns Discarded Clothes into One-Of-A-Kind Treasures
Afrowaste is a fashion mash-up that blends old and new, Western and African.
Yinka Ilori’s New 20-Piece Homeware Collection Merges African and English Customs
Design Indaba Speaker Yinka Ilori’s bright and colourful new homeware incorporates his signature motifs.
The women putting Nigerian creativity on the world map
As the creativity season kicks off in Nigeria, we highlight the women making things happen in the art and design sector.
On designing resilient African cities
Award-winning Cameroonianian architect, Hermann Kamte, was recently named as one of Quartz' African Innovators for 2019.
Noma Osula on capturing the beauty of Africa
“I want to portray the beauty I see in Africa and reconstruct the perceived idea of beauty and perfection.”
Netflix product designer on bridging design gaps across borders
Mariam Braimah talks to us about how she is using her experience to facilitate skills exchanges between Silicon Valley and Nigeria.
Nigerian artist Victor Ehikhamenor explores the responsibility of the African artist
"I am an artist first, before anything else."
Nigerian sculptor makes life-sized art using spoons
Abinoro Akporode Collins says he was first challenged by his art lecturer to try unconventional materials for his sculptures.
African architecture: Ornaments, crime & prejudice
Mathias Agbo, Jr. reflects on the importance of African ornamentation and the stories they convey.
Funfere Koroye on product design for the West African consumer
Nigerian product designer has designed a range of products that take into account the uniqueness of a West African consumer.
Afrominima is a Nigerian lifestyle brand inspired by Japanese and Scandinavian aesthetics
The Olubunmi Adeyemi-helmed brand brings the minimalist movement to Africa.
Toyin Ojih Odutola’s portraits show black skin as textured and diverse
“We have enough about what my skin looks like but what does it feel like?’
Feyi Olubodun on what international brands get wrong about the African consumer
"I argue very strongly that sophistication and westernisation don’t mean the same thing. You can be sophisticated and not be westernised."
The African crown reimagined
Inspired by the work of J.D. Okhai Ojeikere, Medina Dugger and GIF artist François Beaurain celebrate the complexity of hair in Nigeria.
The bizarre and confounding influence of Dubai on Africa’s emerging cities
Design researcher and built environment designer Mathias Agbo, Jr speaks to Nigerian, UAE-based architect Safiya Yahaya on this phenomenon
Ify Ojo tells the stories we never hear through textile design
The Nigerian, Canada-based designer pays tribute to the women of Africa with Stèlà Textile.
Adebayo Oke-Lawal on using fashion as a tool for social change
"I feel like fashion will be such a huge part of the way Africa shapes its future and the way Africa progresses as a people."
Neo African artist Dennis Osadebe’s new work is begging us to Stand for Something
“I ask myself again and again. What is African art? Who gets to define it? What are its limits? And where is it going?”
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