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Nigerian entrepreneur Oluseun Onigbinde on forming a transparent government
He founded BudgIT to help the citizens of the country understand the way the government spends money.
The founder of Orange Culture, a clothing line movement that covers universal silhouettes with an African aesthetic.
These striking images offer an alternative view of Nigerian diversity
“One of the biggest statements I try to make with my work is that there is no single Nigerian culture.”
Artist imagines colossal vertical slums in Lagos
Are slums shaping the face of Africa? Nigerian-born artist Lekan Jeyifo conceptualises the future of slums in Lagos.
Can Made in Africa and import culture coexist in West Africa?
We spoke to Funfere Koroye of the Nupe Project, a start-up with ambitious goals for West Africa’s industrial design market.
Grigri Pixel is looking for African creatives to participate in a residency in Madrid
The award-winning programme brings together African and European creatives to create urban space interventions.
Nigerian artist Dennis Osadebe on isolation, the future and African art
“For art in a whole continent to be limited to just one label – 'African Art' – is a problem.”
Hermann Kamte, the young Cameroonian architect designing for smart cities
Hermann Kamte is an award-winning architect whose design philosophy looks to the past and present to make cities for the future.
Aso Oke fabric travels from head to toe
A Nigerian designer is translating his passion for traditional Nigerian fabric into an unusual design application.
Wura-Natasha Ogunji on reclaiming the female voice through public performance and protest
The performance artist’s work explores the tense relationship between women, society, space and politics in Lagos.
Nigerian-Jamaican photographer Nadine Ijewere draws on her heritage for #StellaBy series
“I wanted to give a feeling of diversity and not sticking to the rules – being different."
Can you redevelop a big city like Lagos without displacing the poor?
Urban planner Lookman Oshodi seems to think it is possible.
MaXhosa launches rug collection and appoints new creative director
Changes are afoot for the acclaimed South African fashion brand.
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."
Afrominima is a Nigerian lifestyle brand inspired by Japanese and Scandinavian aesthetics
The Olubunmi Adeyemi-helmed brand brings the minimalist movement to Africa.
Lagos’ Wooden Tower is an alternative to the city's reliance on concrete buildings
The award-winning tower was designed and conceptualised by Cameroonian Architecture Firm, Hermann Kamte & Associates.
Top 10 Creative Crowdfunding Projects | November 2017
We've scoured the web for compelling creative campaigns around the globe that you might want to support in their quest for funding. Have a look!
Pearl Recycling is turning Nigeria’s discarded waste into stunning furniture and home décor
The waste upcycling company is creatively solving one of Nigeria’s most pressing issues – waste management.
Nigerian creative powerhouse Daniel Obasi explores sexuality in new short film
The film is a visual exploration of sexuality and gender fluidity from a contemporary African perspective.
Throne of Gods: A video game inspired by West African mythology
The Nigerian built and developed mobile game taps into Africa’s rich culture.
Studio Lani's versatile Talking Tables win at the NYC WantedDesign Launch Pad
"Hand-welded steel, hand-turned wood and woven leather unite to form the sculptural and versatile nature of these pieces."
Have a look at the latest campaign for Nigerian fashion label Rayo by L. Somoye
The striking images were shot and styled by frequent creative collaborators Clement Ogoh and Daniel Obasi.
See the hyper-realistic pencil-portraits by Arinze Stanley
The Nigerian artist’s stunningly intricate work is making waves.
What does it mean to be Nigerian?
Trans-African photography project Invisible Borders looks into what it means to be African and in their project Borders Within investigate Nigerian identity.
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Danish designer Johannes Torpe on the power of design to create universes
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21 Jan 19
“To create a universe around our products we actually have to take it out into the hands of the people who have to use it."
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