Arts & Culture

Six Contemporary West African Artists You Should Know

West African art has always been rich in tradition, history, and customs, and is a strong influence all over the world. The art serves...

The Contribution of Nigerian Mothers to the Affluence of the Diaspora

  One thing that anyone who has had the experience of spending time with a Nigerian woman can agree on is that they are a...

Decolonising Your Child’s Curriculum

Research has shown that British students of African descent often self-eliminate from education because they feel disconnected to certain parts of the national curriculum. It...

The Rise of Afrobeats

Afrobeats has only become ubiquitous worldwide in the last 5-10 years but many are not aware that it was actually pioneered by the late,...

Art X Lagos: West Africa’s First International Contemporary Art Fair

2016 saw Art X Lagos, West Africa’s first contemporary art fair, burst onto the scene in Victoria Island. Two editions in, and it is...

Painting the Powerful: Nigerian-American, Kehinde Wiley’s Portrait of Obama Breaks the Internet

A turnaround on the events and inspiration of Barack and Michelle Obama's painting at the Smithsonian gallery