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Check out the musicians paving the way for the sounds of Africa
From Black Coffee to DJ Steloo, you won’t want to forget the names of these beatmakers.
Data Oruwari: Master of the micropen
“Creativity is my religion, so I’m always finding new ways to bring things to life.”
Limit(less) by Mikael Owunna
LGBTQ style in the African diaspora.
Black History Month: Honouring past heroes
Nigerian artist Fred Martins has created a new series using symbols of butterflies and fists to represent soul and power in Black History Month.
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.
Nigerian artist Ojo Agi on ‘authentic’ African art and Daughters of Diaspora
What does it mean to be “black enough”?
London-based Nigerian designer Yinka Ilori specialises in upcycled vintage furniture inspired by Nigerian parables and fabrics from Africa.
Dearcurves is a plus size fashion brand renowned for creating clothes exclusively for discerning curvy women.
Somto Ajuluchukwu: African comic culture
Vortex Inc is a Nigerian comics company that is aiming to change the perception of Nigeria through cartoons that reflect the local culture.
Nigerian designer celebrates friendship in a new streetwear line
Onwuchekwa by Chikezie Daniel is a made-in-Nigeria high street brand.
Nifemi Marcus-Bello: Affordable furniture for urban Nigerians
Product designer Nifemi Marcus-Bello works with local processes and artisans in Lagos to make affordable, lightweight furniture for aspiring, urban Nigerians.
Michael Elegbedé: The taste of Nigeria
Nigerian chef Michael Elegbedé is opening a restaurant in Lagos that tells the stories of Nigeria through unique flavours and local ingredients.
Chuma Anagbado is a product designer and design activist who co-founded Aziza Design, a design firm based in Lagos, Nigeria.
TEBUR: A Nigerian-made lightweight work table
Nigerian product designer Nifemi Marcus-Bello designs a portable work table that can be carried like a suitcase and is convenient for the office and the home.
Nigerian graduate designs gas-powered pressing iron
The domestic creation of Ayokunle Adeniran tackles the difficulty of power outages.
Imagined logos for Lagos businesses
Lagos-based identity design studio Light Design created a series of fun fake logos for imaged Lagos firms to stretch their creative muscles.
Renowned graffiti artist Osa Seven gives back with educational street art
The Art for A Cause team say that donating money and resources is not enough.
Marginalised communities are shaping the face of Africa, says Michael Uwemedimo
Speaking at the What Design Can Do conference, filmmaker Michael Uwemedimo tells us about CMAP’s multimedia approach to community upliftment.
The Tycycler provides waste-pickers with an alternative to tyre burning
The Tycycler is on a mission to stop harmful tyre burning and assist waste workers in recycling tyre-wire.
The afro comb is used by a Nigerian artist to celebrate African consciousness
Nigerian artist Fred Martins uses the symbol of the afro comb to celebrate significant African activists, who were jailed fighting for freedom and fairness.
Nigerian photographer's romantic visions of Lagos
Photographer re-envisions his hometown using light and photographic installations.
The Muko furniture series is designed with kids in mind
Today’s kids spend more and more time seated. These chairs are designed to ensure their comfort.
The Kofe Club Collection: Uniquely Nigerian furniture
Product designer Nifemi Marcus-Bello believes small-scale operations can lead to unique, Nigerian designs.
The Venus Bushfires on storytelling and bridging the middle
Helen Isibor-Epega, who performs as The Venus Bushfires, is an optimist, dreamer and musical storyteller who uses her art to build bridges across cultures.
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