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Lines of Lagos

This exhibition by Nigerian artist, Uche Uzorka, is inspired by the city of Lagos, Nigeria. I’ve always been a fan of abstract drawings, so I have a special soft spot for this exhibition. Uche interprets the streets and sounds …

Going Street with Bandit Urban Clothing

The up and coming Nigerian brand, Bandit Urban Clothing, is a streetwear brand for hipsters – the smart, the cool and the young who like to express themselves through humour, in particular. Their work features tees of all colors …

Shaping Silver with Ndidi Ekubia

Ndidi Ekubia is a talented and well-read silversmith. She achieved her MA in Silversmithing at the Royal College of Arts in 1998 and has since been showcasing her beautiful and creative pieces in prestigious exhibitions. She has been growing in …

Interview: The Styljunki Project

The Styljunki Project is essentially an online directory for anyone in the fashion industry who wants to connect. The directory is primarily targeted at the Nigerian industry (for now) and personally, I was glad to see it come up. The …

Kuluya Games

Kuluya is a game development team of graphics animators, illustrations and programmers who have come together to create games focused on African players, and Nigerian in particular. They have captured a niche of gaming that uses Nigerian (and African) culture …

Street Fashion from Jason Porshe

We recently had the chance to interview Jason, the founder and creative designer of Jason_Porshe Clothing a new Nigerian clothing line founded only less than a year ago. Jason gives us an interesting insight into why he started his brand, …

Everyday Life with Njideka Akunyili

Njideka Akunyili is a Nigerian-born artist that is well known for her imaginative collages. She uses charcoal, acrylic, pencil, lace, oil, marble dust, fabric on paper, collage and Xerox transfers on paper, etc. Honestly, the mediums she uses in her …

Play with Maliyo

“At Maliyo we have a simple philosophy; to share the experiences of everyday Africans with a global audience through games. Our narratives, characters, environments and sounds help us achieve this.” At Maliyo, one thing is definite – you will enjoy …

Blunted on Reality

If you’ve been around the web lately, you’d probably be no stranger to Chinedu Achebe. I first read about him on the popular Myne Whitman blog which is well known for bringing budding authors to our notice. This is Chinedu’s …

Dapper Dudes from McMeka Couture

I absolutely love the way male fashion has evolved over recent years. A lot of fashion labels are becoming bolder in terms of style, cut and color. The Nigerian labels are no different and it’s truly exciting to see. This …