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Sharon Obuobi with Nike Davies-Okundaye of Nike Art Gallery. (Repost from @roseofsharono)
#art #lagos #nigeria #nikeartgallery (at Nike Art Gallery)
Apr 20, 2014 / 16 notes

Sharon Obuobi with Nike Davies-Okundaye of Nike Art Gallery. (Repost from @roseofsharono)
#art #lagos #nigeria #nikeartgallery (at Nike Art Gallery)

Sharon Obuobi with Nike Davies-Okundaye of Nike Art Gallery. (Repost from @roseofsharono) 
#lagos #art #nikeartgallery #nigeria (at Nike Art Gallery)
Apr 20, 2014 / 6 notes

Sharon Obuobi with Nike Davies-Okundaye of Nike Art Gallery. (Repost from @roseofsharono)
#lagos #art #nikeartgallery #nigeria (at Nike Art Gallery)

Apr 15, 2014 / 126 notes

blackcontemporaryart:

Danielle Dean
Con-Tact, 2011

The actors performed in a set covered in ‘Contact’ sheet which is sticky back plastic with a digital marble print found globally, I noticed it here in the U.S and in Nigeria. The script performed in the set combined product information and company history of Contact (including corruption and court cases) with an autobiographical origins story set in Nigeria. I was interested in looking at post-colonialism and the persistence of imperialisms through corporations.

passaxpassa:

Njideka Akunyili
Nwantinti [Detail], 2012
Apr 14, 2014 / 642 notes

passaxpassa:

Njideka Akunyili

Nwantinti [Detail], 2012

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Apr 14, 2014 / 81 notes

afrofuturistaffair:

The Time Travel Convention was an exhibition that explored time travel as a practical activity – something that does not necessarily require a machine, an advanced degree, or any other privileges. Using afrofuturism and the speculative as lenses, the exhibition featured time travel devices and objects from creators who use tools such as memory, dreams, imagination, manipulation of language and perception, light, and music to craft their temporal devices.

In this temporal-spatial instance, AfroFuturist Affair Creator Rasheedah Phillips debuted her speculative fiction collection, Recurrence Plot (and Other Time Travel Tales)

More photos at: https://www.facebook.com/AfroFuturistAffair

Featuring Time Machines from:

MMGzPsychoAcoustics & Memory 
Black ShesusThe Pyramid of Shesus
R.PhillipsRecurrence Plot (RP)
Kameelah Janan RasheedNo Instructions of Assembly, Activation II
Alisha B. Wormsleythere are black people in the future
Mourl FerrymanThe Shadow and the Substance 2014
Melissa MooreAn Infinitygram: Diasporan Object Design For A New Future

Noni Red - everything begins within

stayingunderground:

Original illustration created by Jamilla Okubo for the cover of Love Life Music, a mix by Mistah Rapsey.

follow her tumblr @vivaillajams
Apr 14, 2014 / 3,246 notes

stayingunderground:

Original illustration created by Jamilla Okubo for the cover of Love Life Music, a mix by Mistah Rapsey.

follow her tumblr @vivaillajams

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vanessapeterson:

nana ocran
brixton, march 2014

nana ocran is a writer based in london, specialising in contemporary african culture. she has written for arik air & time out lagos, as well as sat on juries for various international film festivals. in 2011, she was nominated for CNN’s prestigious african journalist of the year award.

it was great to spend time with nana as she showed me the sights of brixton. we talked about the creative arts in the diaspora, moving to Ghana and how to survive as a freelancer. 

she updates her website, Words Sewn With An African Thread regularly.
Apr 14, 2014 / 21 notes

vanessapeterson:

nana ocran
brixton, march 2014

nana ocran is a writer based in london, specialising in contemporary african culture. she has written for arik air & time out lagos, as well as sat on juries for various international film festivals. in 2011, she was nominated for CNN’s prestigious african journalist of the year award.

it was great to spend time with nana as she showed me the sights of brixton. we talked about the creative arts in the diaspora, moving to Ghana and how to survive as a freelancer.

she updates her website, Words Sewn With An African Thread regularly.

ofoesaysit:

Accra City, My City
Photography by Ofoe Amegavie, 2014
Apr 14, 2014 / 30 notes

ofoesaysit:

Accra City, My City

Photography by Ofoe Amegavie, 2014

Apr 14, 2014 / 154 notes

ofoesaysit:

Portraits of Accra City, My City

Photography by Ofoe Amegavie, 2014

nativefunkk:

A train of thought~ Art by Nativefunkk
Apr 14, 2014 / 424 notes

nativefunkk:

A train of thought~ Art by Nativefunkk

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mocada-museum:

Don’t miss the Re: purpose Artist Talk this Wednesday at FiveMyles from 7-8:30PM. 
Apr 14, 2014 / 21 notes

mocada-museum:

Don’t miss the Re: purpose Artist Talk this Wednesday at FiveMyles from 7-8:30PM. 

Join us tomorrow for our second twitter chat this month, discussing Women Artists & Their Voices with Aida Muluneh and Nakeya Brown. 1 pm EST / 5 pm GMT / 8 pm EAT. Tweet your questions to us on @aadatart.
Mar 29, 2014 / 8 notes

Join us tomorrow for our second twitter chat this month, discussing Women Artists & Their Voices with Aida Muluneh and Nakeya Brown. 1 pm EST / 5 pm GMT / 8 pm EAT. Tweet your questions to us on @aadatart.

Mar 28, 2014 / 30 notes

We dig this music video by Blitz The Ambassador, sharing his pride for his homeland Ghana. The track features Afro-Beat star Seun Kuti who adds an awesome brassy sound. Make You No Forget ooooo! 

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Mar 28, 2014 / 11 notes

This weekend, we’re jamming to dj100proof’s “Happy Mentality”, mixed from Pharrell‘s hit “Happy” with Fela Kuti‘s “Colonial Mentality”.

We love it. What do you think?

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This weekend we’re jamming to dj100proof’s “Happy Mentality”, mixed from Pharrell’s hit “Happy” and Fela Kuti’s “Colonial Mentality”. Visit our Facebook page, listen, and tell us what you think! www.facebook.com/AADATArt
Mar 28, 2014 / 1 note

This weekend we’re jamming to dj100proof’s “Happy Mentality”, mixed from Pharrell’s hit “Happy” and Fela Kuti’s “Colonial Mentality”. Visit our Facebook page, listen, and tell us what you think! www.facebook.com/AADATArt