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The world’s first hand-woven raffia car in Nigeria
A weaver based in Ibadan, Nigeria has taken the age-old craft of weaving to new heights by weaving the entire body of a car.
Designing Futures: LagosPhoto Festival 2015
This year's LagosPhoto Festival, Designing Futures, looks at dialogues on African design that focus on how we understand our past, present and futures.
Exclusive: Artist Adejoke Tugbiyele on giving voice to the voiceless
Nigerian-American artist and activist Adejoke Tugbiyele uses mixed media to give voice to the LGBTI communities of Africa.
Neva: the device designed to power medical equipment in an outage
Neva, designed by Nigerian scientist Louise Oduyoye, powers medical devices during an outage.
Could 3D printing be the propellant that Africa has needed all along?
Preventing wildlife poaching, prosthetic limbs and robotics in schools: 3D printing has multiple uses. Could it propel the “lagging” continent into the future?
Nigerian students design software for visually impaired mobile users
Obafemi Awolowo University engineering students have built Humane – an app to make smartphone features more accessible to the blind.
Cristina de Middel on her signature brand of filmic photography
The work of Spanish photographer Cristina de Middel has been exhibited worldwide – we found out what goes into her cinematic-style images.
A fleet of bicycles are cleaning up the densely populated and polluted city of Lagos
Wecyclers, a fleet of low-cost tricycles, offers a convenient recycling service to densely populated, low-income Lagosian neighbourhoods.
Nigerian students build zero-emission car
A team of Mechanical Engineering students of the University of Lagos have designed and built an electric and eco-friendly car.
Could Wale Williams be Nigeria's new superhero?
Lagos-born digital animator Roye Okupe releases his afrofuturistic graphic novel based entirely on African characters.
Nigerian opera is sung in Pidgin English
The Pavarotti of Nigerian opera is here: she’s a woman singing in Pidgin English.
Where Love Is Illegal: Stories from persecuted LGBTI communities
Award-winning photographer Robin Hammond launches a platform for LGBTI communities to share stories of discrimination and courage.
Glasses enable doctors to see malignant cancer cells in the dark
A Nigerian scientist working in the United States has won the prestigious St. Louis Award for his ground-breaking cancer-visualisation glasses.
Nigerian graphic designer stumbles onto the world's art stage
Karo Akpokiere first heard about the Venice Biennale four months ago. Now his work, an ongoing love letter to his home in Lagos, is causing a stir there.
“Godwin” by Korede Bello
A beat-infused dance track by young Nigerian singer-songwriter Korede Bello, delivered with his trademark Elvis wink.
Daughter of the Niger Delta
Artist Zina Saro-Wiwa's new gallery space in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, honours her late father's activist legacy, beginning with its location – in his old office.
Working on Water
Watch the full episode from Al Jazeera's Rebel Architecture series on Nigerian architect Kunlé Adeyemi's groundbreaking projects in Lagos and Port Harcourt.
The upcoming LagosPhoto Festival highlights photography that imagines alternative African realities and obscures the medium's role as truth-teller.
Kunlé Adeyemi is a Nigerian architect, urbanist, creative researcher and founder of NLÉ, an architecture, design and urbanism practice based in Amsterdam.
A groundbreaking project is set to address issues of agricultural waste and lack of housing in Africa.
Africa on the catwalk
There is an ever-increasing number of fashion weeks in Africa. But what does it mean for the fashion industry and the fashion designers in these countries?
The Makoko Floating School prototype is an innovative solution to the challenges of both rapid urbanisation and climate change.
Ghariokwu Lemi’s cover designs continue to spread the Felasophy in Nigeria and the world. “It is forever and a day,” he tells Design Indaba.
Photographer Pieter Hugo is rapidly climbing to the top of his game.
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