Late At The Library | Livestream Felabration Performances tonight!

The British Library is celebrating Fela Kuti’s 77th birthday with a really impressive line up. Felabration marks the birthday of Fela Anikulapo Kuti (1938-1997), the defining creator of the funk, jazz and rhythmic force that is afrobeat, which emerged in Nigeria in the 1970s. As well as a composer and multi-instrumentalist genius, Fela was a…

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Lagos International Poetry Festival: Borderless Words

Great news! West Africa’s first international poetry festival will be making its debut in Lagos from the October 28th – November 1st 2015 with the Lagos International Poetry Festival. Headlining this year’s festival are some of the biggest names in the global literary space, poetry and spoken word, including Warsan Shire, London’s first young poet laureate, winner of…

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The 2015 Artists In Residency Programme: Apply Now!

Project Overview The Artists in Residency programme (AIR) has been designed to support and celebrate the achievements of artists from Africa who are provocative, innovative and highly engaged, both with social issues and their art forms. AIR works in partnership with residencies throughout the world to identify African artists and fund their airfare to the residency….

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The Butcher And The Bridge

“The Butcher And The Bridge”, an electrifying musical on the power of faith and love in the face of debilitating terror. Following in the tradition of Spirit of David Gospel Dance Club’s powerful repertoire of 1st October productions, “The Butcher And The Bridge” is daring, radically different and wholly unorthodox! Billed to be Spirit of David’s most…

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In Pictures: Whose Centenary? art and culture celebration (through Benin City)

The art project Whose Centenary? is a critical analysis of significant historical aspects of Nigerian social, political and cultural memory, with a particular emphasis on 1914. The exhibition will explore themes around the centennial commemoration of the amalgamation of the northern and southern regions of Nigeria and the multilayered nature and prevalent results of colonialism…

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Interview’s Art Issue Cover Featuring Madonna

Madonna reinvented herself and her ”girls” on the cover of Interview’s Art Issue. The pop phenomenon born Madonna Louise Ciccone in Michigan in the year 1958 is a singer, songwriter, actress, filmmaker, and pure entertainer. Madonna was photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, she can be seen in the picture below with a daisy in…

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#Countdown to 2014 edition of the Lagos Jazz Series

This year’s edition of the Lagos Jazz Series starts in 2 days. The event which will see headlining acts Ola Onabule, Orlando Julius and Lura  getting support from other talented African artistes like Chocolate City’s MI, Jesse Jagz, Seun Kuti, Timi Dakolo, Ruby Gyang and many more others, promises to live up to its reputation….

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Ben Enwonwu on “African Art”

  ‘’I will not accept an inferior position in the art world. Nor have my art called African because I have not correctly and properly given expression to my reality. I have consistently fought against that kind of philosophy because it is bogus. European artists like Picasso, Braque and Vlaminck were influenced by African art. Everybody sees that and is not…

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