After searching high and low for straw Fulani hats to give during the Kajuru tour with Naija Nomads, my hunt and uncle led me to the Abuja arts and crafts village. It is a village of goodies and wonderful people. All things arts and crafts can be found there just as the name suggests. It’s easy … Continue reading Art Life | Exploring Abuja’s Arts & Crafts Village
Contemporary art in Nigeria is on the rise in recent times with efforts of places like ‘Art21’ and ‘Contemporary Art House’ among others. A creative hoping to contribute towards the rise of the contemporary art scene in Nigeria is Morountodun Obaigbo. She, along with a team of young Nigerians and creative spaces in Lekki phase … Continue reading “The Philosopher’s Muse: An Alternate Art Exhibition”
Mr. Busuyi says in Yoruba, while pointing at an Ayo set, “This thing ehn, this game. If a thief comes to your house and sees it, he won’t be able to stop himself from sitting down and playing it until daybreak. Until the owner wakes up and finds him.” In the semi-dark, two-storey building of … Continue reading Nike Centre for Arts & Culture – Osun State
While it may not be the biggest art gallery I have been to, it doesn’t make it lesser than its counterparts. When you take a trip to Olumo Rock in Abeokuta; Ogun state, you are immediately ushered into the art gallery on the premises. Mr Oyedeji Banji welcomes all the visitors to the gallery and … Continue reading Rocky Art
So this might be coincidental, but you know how pyramids are in Egypt, and the history of education has roots in Egypt too? Could that be what they thought of when naming this art gallery? Thought Pyramid Art centre is a contemporary art gallery that can be found in Abuja. 18 Libreville Street, Off Aminu Kano Crescent, … Continue reading Thought Pyramid Art Centre
Coffee isn’t really my thing but I can appreciate a good coffee shop. While wandering around the airport, I stumbled into Umutu Coffee Shop! They stood outside trying to woo people into coming in and I took the bait. It’s a nice, jazzy, arty coffee house that is trying to start a social coffee place similar to … Continue reading Just My Cup of Coffee
So you have a boring Saturday and can’t quite figure out what to do with it. Why not grab a couple of friends (or enemies as the case may be), and head to Freedom Park on Broad Street? Great part is you get to relax on prison grounds and walk out whenever you like. I … Continue reading Whats so free about Freedom Park?