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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.”
Aso Oke fabric travels from head to toe
A Nigerian designer is translating his passion for traditional Nigerian fabric into an unusual design application.
Photographer visually deconstructs the myth that being queer is un-African
Celebratory, bright and vibrantly coloured, Limit(less) pictures what freedom can look like for the black queer body.
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."
6 designers who use waste as inspiration for new products
From upcycling found objects into furniture, to jewellery made of e-waste and more.
This Solar Grill makes cooking easier in areas with no electricity
The cooker stores solar energy for cooking at any time of the day.
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.
These surreal portraits explore ideas of culture, family, tradition, and gender
Ndidi Emefiele’s art addresses societal expectations of women in Nigeria.
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.
Three creatives on the power of storytelling in any medium
In these interviews, we speak to creatives across the spectrum of storytelling to prove that the worldwide pastime is no longer bound by the medium.
A solution to childbirth related deaths in Nigeria
The death of a friend inspired Adepeju Jaiyeoba’s to invent life-saving kits for pregnant women in Nigeria.
This short film from Kenzo is a celebration of Nigeria’s youth
Akinola Davies Jr captures the spirit of a community in this beautiful video.
Celebrating traditional Nigerian style
Tunde Owolabi creates Afrocentric sneakers, bags and more by reviving an almost extinct African fabric.
The Illegal Project by Daniel Obasi
These stunning images look at the Nigerian LGBTQ community forced to hide their sexual orientation.
Naija man in Soweto
Nigerian Shoe Brand Keexs collaborates with South African Designer for SA Fashion Week
See the hyper-realistic pencil-portraits by Arinze Stanley
The Nigerian artist’s stunningly intricate work is making waves.
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