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ART for the People
86 minutes | Jul 12, 2021
Into the contemporary with Alimi Adewale
S2.03. Visual artist Alimi Adewale talks to ART for the People about his studio career and the ideas behind his works in painting, sculpture and installation. He discusses some of his series of works including: the Anonymous Series, Butterflies Over the City, Who's Afraid of Nudes? - and his longstanding exploration of Migration, amongst other themes. A wide-ranging conversation also touching on Alimi's initiatives including the Nomad Artist, designed to support younger artists through the #EndSARS protest and the Covid-19 pandemic.
61 minutes | Jun 1, 2021
The Art of Ndidi Dike
S2.02. Multidisciplinary artist Ndidi Dike looks back over her 30 years plus career. She talks about challenging societal expectations and limitations through her art, the implications of gender, and her exploration of subjects including: Slavery, Post-Colonialism, Markets, Consumerism and Globalisation. Her last solo exhibition, titled, ‘Commodities of Consumption and Sites of Extraction in the Global South’ also comes up for discussion.
90 minutes | May 11, 2021
Femi Kuti and the Afrobeat legacy
S2.01. In this no holds barred conversation, Afrobeat heir, Femi Kuti, talks to ART for the People about Legacy+, his recently released joint album with son, Made Kuti. Up for discussion: a wide range of subjects including Nigeria and the African world, growing up as Fela's son, fatherhood, the Covid-19 pandemic and so on.
52 minutes | Mar 4, 2021
Conversation with Ama Ata Aidoo
Bonus Episode. A conversation with Ghanaian writer Ama Ata Aidoo, recorded on May 30, 2010. She was in Lagos for the Farafina Literary evening, and podcast host Molara Wood was then Arts & Culture Editor of Next Newspaper. The decade-old conversation retains its freshness and relevance, and was an audio feature for Ake Festival Online in 2020.
93 minutes | Nov 10, 2020
The Player: Oli Ekun a.k.a Agba
Ep. 10. Oli Ekun and Agba are stage names of Oluwatobi Olubiyi, one of the new talents helping to forge new paths in comedy in Nigeria, particularly on social media. He talks to ART for the People about his meteoric rise since bursting onto the scene in 2019. Topics include: code-switching between English and Yoruba, collaboration with John Boyega, living in Ibadan, and the #EndSARS menace.
80 minutes | Oct 30, 2020
Ben Tomoloju's 40 Years of Creative Flair
Ep. 09. The all-round artist talks about his new compilation of 100 Songs, and looks back over his more than four decades in the arts. He touches on his founding of Kakaaki in 1980, his student activism days in the 1970s, his pioneering role in arts journalism in Nigeria, as well as his relationship with many including Niyi Osundare and Hubert Ogunde.
104 minutes | Sep 3, 2020
Ideas and People: Olasupo Shasore on Nigerian History
Ep. 08. Also known as a lawyer, Olasupo Shasore is the author of two books on Nigerian history and presenter of a documentary series, 'Journey of an African Colony: The Making of Nigeria.' He talks to ART the People about a range of issues including: Slavery, looted African Art, rare books, and the intricacies of narrating oft-overlooked episodes of Nigerian history.
150 minutes | Aug 20, 2020
Mildred Okwo's Eye on Nollywood
Ep 07. The director talks about the making of her long awaited film, La Femme Anjola, the release of which is delayed by the Coronavirus pandemic. She also talks about how she got into films, her influences, experiences so far, as well the current state of the Nollywood industry.
72 minutes | Aug 7, 2020
Ngozi Schommers on Art, Hair and Memory
Ep 06. A conversation with Ngozi Schommers around her exhibition, The Way We Mask, held at the National Museum, Onikan, Lagos. The artist talks about her exploration of hair in the show; and there is input from Wura-Natasha Ogunji, curator of the exhibition. Also featured is gallery director and curator, Moses Ohiomokhare.
91 minutes | Jul 23, 2020
Zukiswa Wanner: The Making of an Anthology
Ep 05. The South African author discusses the Afro Young Adult Anthology, 'Water Birds on the Lakeshore', which she curated. She also touches on related matters including: publishing, workshops, translation, literary production in African languages - and her latest project, AfroLitSansFrontieres, the first online literary festival in the Coronavirus moment. There is a reading, and memories of Zindzi Mandela.
72 minutes | Jul 9, 2020
Victor Ehikhamenor: The Marrakech Conversation (Part 2)
Ep 04. Recorded at the Selman Marrakech in Morocco on February 22, 2020. The discussants are figures on the Lagos art scene, including: writers, visual artists, collectors and curators.
62 minutes | Jun 25, 2020
Victor Ehikhamenor: The Marrakech Conversation (Part 1)
Ep 03. Recorded at the Selman Marrakech in Morocco on February 22, 2020. The discussants are figures on the Lagos art scene, including: writers, visual artists, collectors and curators.
73 minutes | Jun 10, 2020
MOREMI The Musical
Ep. 02. History, heritage, tourism, theatre and the rise of musicals in Nigeria - all showcased in the Reloaded production of 'MOREMI The Musical'. Featured in this episode: Princess Ronke Ademiluyi, Toyin Oshinaike, Joshua Alabi, Tunji Sotimirin and Benneth Ogbeiwi.
86 minutes | May 27, 2020
Oyinkan Braithwaite on winning with readers
Ep 01. The author talks about her debut novel, 'My Sister, the Serial Killer', the literary acclaim it's garnered, and her writing journey.
2 minutes | May 21, 2020
Introducing ART for the People, a new podcast on Arts and Culture. Hosted by Molara Wood.
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