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5 Reasons Why You should be More Indulgent in Palm Wine

Palm wine has some magical abilities and in popular culture, will likely be classified as a superfood, a marketing term used for food with health benefits. In this article, we delve into many reasons why you should take this naturally potent drink seriously. www.cameroonnewsagency.com Its Ceremonial Role Palm wine has its origins in various parts of the world despite being unpopular in the......

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Serge Attukwei Clottey: On Exploring Socio-Political Issues and Confronting Material Culture

Serge Attukwei Clottey is known for work that examines the powerful agency of everyday objects. Working across installation, performance, photography and sculpture, Clottey explores personal and political narratives rooted in histories of trade and migration. Based in Accra and working internationally, Clottey refers to his work as “Afrogallonism”, a concept that confronts the question of material culture through the utilisation of yellow gallon......

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Modupeola Fadugba: Challenging Racial Undertones through Art

Nigerian artist Modupeola Fadugba, is a multi-media artist working in painting, drawing, and socially-engaged installation. With a background in engineering, economics, and education, she works at the nexus of science, politics, and art. Fadugba works in series addressing cultural identity, social justice, game theory, and the art world within the socio-political landscape of Nigeria and a greater global economy. Fadugba holds a BEng.......

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Yinka Shonibare Sets New World Record at Red Auction

The Red Auction recently conducted by Sotheby’s saw a new world record for leading contemporary Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare MBE, for his Red Latern Kid. The work sold for $325,000, though it was previously estimated between $100,000 – 150,000. The auction achieved a total sum of $10.5 million including funds by raised by The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. “Yinka’s installations, paintings and......

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The Impact of Colonial Architecture by Cordelia O. Osasona

Cordelia O. Osasona is a professor of history of architecture at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife and pioneer Head of Architecture at the University of Ibadan, Ibadan. In the recent bauhaus imaginista symposium, Decolonizing the Campus held at the University of Lagos, Osasona discussed colonial architecture in Ile-Ife, Nigeria. In this interview, she shares with Omenka its impact on indigenous building typology. www.bauhausimaginista.com What is......

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Addis 2019 African Humanities Workshop

From January 3 to 8, the Consortium of Humanities Institutes and Centers (CHCI) will present the first CHCI Africa Workshop, Addis 2019 at Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia with a focus on redefining and multiplying the images of Africa and Africans past and present. The workshop is hosted in collaboration with the College of Performing and Visual Art and the Center of African Studies at......

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Alternative Nigerian singer and songwriter Maka’s early influences include regular choir sessions at her local church. Despite a background in law, she is well known today for her unique brand of music – a fusion of several genres like soul, hip-hop and jazz. In this interview, she shares her experiences. You enrolled in the church choir at 6, when did you know music......

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