Author Archives: Nana Ocran



Nana Ocran

Nana Ocran is a London-based writer and editor specializing in contemporary African culture. She was Editor-in- Chief for the Time Out Group’s series of guides to Lagos and Abuja, and has consulted on, and established publications on West African culture for the Danish Film Institute, the Arts Council England and the Institute of International Visual Arts. She was a nominee for CNN’s African Journalist of the Year (2011), and Curatorial Advisor for the Afrofuture programme at La Rinascente during Milan Design Week 2013. Nana Ocran is a regular features writer for Arik Airline’s in-flight magazine, Wings, in which she writes about art, lifestyle, innovation and cultural trends relating to Arik’s 33 destinations. She has been a jury member for Film Africa London and the Festival del Cinema Africano, d’Asia e America Latina, Milan. She currently blogs about Lagos for Virgin Atlantic.

HASSAN HAJJAJ
Art

HASSAN HAJJAJ

Award-winning photographer, designer, furniture maker, boutique owner… Hassan Hajjaj is an individual who neatly fits all of these titles. A London-based artist, and a creative multi-tasker he moves around a...

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June 10, 2016
The Art of Sokari Douglas Camp CBE
Art

The Art of Sokari Douglas Camp CBE

To many in the UK at least, Douglas Camp is best known as the creator of the Bus, a full-scale metal-sculpted replica of a Nigerian vehicle, which was created as...

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September 07, 2015
Highlights: Art14 London
Art

Highlights: Art14 London

For just three short days at the end of February this year, the international art fair, Art14 rolled into the United Kingdom’s capital for its second run. Situated inside the...

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March 19, 2014
Fela Sidy
Film and TV

Fela Sidy

“I am ashamed to say I was one of those over privileged kids that felt my country was in many ways a failure and simply wanted as little to do...

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March 19, 2014
Zegna: The Art of Clothing
Fashion

Zegna: The Art of Clothing

If you build it, they will come’. This well-worn phrase can pretty much apply to any kind of edifice or physical landscape, but in the context of luxury boutiques, the new...

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February 25, 2014
Destination Lagos
Art, Lifestyle

Destination Lagos

“A total city, tailor made for adventure.” –Odia Ofeimun The scribe and social commentator, Odia Ofeimun has said a lot of other things too, but there’s no arguing with his description of...

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February 24, 2014