Not Your African Cliché
About This Show
Four Mics, Four Nigerian Women, Zero African Clichés.
We are four Nigerian women with interesting opinions and a shared disgust for ignorant comments about our continent. Yes, the CONTINENT of Africa. No, not the country! As a result, we have decided to create a platform where we can tell you more about us rather than letting disney channel and Nat Geo Wild do it for us.
Most Recent Episode
NYAC S2 E11: The Joys and Challenges of being an African Creative
4 days ago
On this episode we speak to African creatives who are: propagating an African interior design aesthetic that’s beyond Safari imagery and Animal prints (Nana from @BluePrintAfrica); fitting people with uniquely shaped feet with comfortable, made in Nigeria shoes (Chimsom from @Nsaata); using language to code emotions into something tangible (Ejiro aka @barelyanyhook).
We discuss the unique challenges African Creatives face, from lack of constant power in Nigeria, to poor shipping logistics and inconsistent customs control across the continent, to getting local artisans to keep deadlines.
Did you know that Nigeria is one of the largest exporters of unfinished leather? That Hermès carryon may have been a Nigerian cow in a previous life.
Let us know what you think of the special musical performances at the end ;)
Episode was mixed by Ifeoluwa Olokode and theme song is Ayo by Femi Leye