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In the kingdoms of letters, Nobel greatness is not the only greatness for Africans

Since 1901 when the first Nobel peace prize was awarded, the turn of literature in the world has quite rightly turned away from the over-valorisation of one part of the world to an acknowledgement that all literature is part of the world’s cultural music; however, there has been in recent years, a certain sense of… Continue reading In the kingdoms of letters, Nobel greatness is not the only greatness for Africans

“Chineke! Works new life into historic Woolwich”

Chineke! The UK’s first all-black classical music ensemble, alongside National Youth Jazz Orchestra and Punchdrunk theatre who have notoriety for their cutting edge theatre, as well as the Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair are set to breathe new life into one of London’s most historic districts; Woolwich, an old part of London’s industrial heartland is set… Continue reading “Chineke! Works new life into historic Woolwich”

These days, the biggest musicians do not need political money – Oris Aigbokhaevbolo

These days, the biggest musicians do not need political money; 100 million streams across the Global streaming platforms is enough income. There is also the side gig of performances at corporate events or at personal parties. These guys would hardly record a song endorsing a candidate. But that’s just the biggest singers. Every other space… Continue reading These days, the biggest musicians do not need political money – Oris Aigbokhaevbolo

Searching For Rotimi- A Letter From London

Every Mother's Son/ Children of the suffering, 1989

I first encountered Rotimi Fani-Kayode in a photography bookshop on Marchmont Street, in the heart of Bloomsbury. Today there is no sign of it; all traces of it have been obliterated by the presence of new cafés and boutiques. In my early twenties, I was twice displaced, Yoruba and Nigerian, engaging in my version of… Continue reading Searching For Rotimi- A Letter From London