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Month: August 2019

Watch John Boyega In New Thriller For ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’

John Boyega will reprise his role as Finn for the final installment of the Skywalker trilogy. Disney recently released the trailer for the latest and final film in the Star Wars franchise, The Rise of Skywalker at The D23 Expo. John Boyega is also reprised for his role as Finn for the film and has previously hinted that this may be his …

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The Artist List for the 2019 Lagos Biennial Announced

The Akete Art Foundation is delighted to announce selected artists to participate in the main exhibition for the 2nd Edition of the Lagos Biennial. The curatorial team for the biennial consisting of: Antawan Byrd, Tosin Oshinowo, and Oyindamola Fakeye have made a selection of 38 Artists from a total of 350 applications. Selected artists have …

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Dafe Oboro

Dafe Oboro Tells the Lagos Hustle Story in Vivid Fashion Film ‘A Beautiful Struggle’

“With the explosion of young Nigerian designers and creatives in the global fashion industry, and Nigeria as a central point for major fashion trends and influence, it’s no surprise that this year’s theme for Vlisco&co focuses on the city of Lagos as a key fashion influence and center of the film, Vlisco&co A Beautiful Struggle is …

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Kehinde Wiley’s ‘Michael Jackson: On The Wall’ To Be Featured Espoo Museum Of Modern Art

Michael Jackson: On the Wall will come on tour to Espoo Museum of Modern Art (EMMA) from August 21, 2019, to January 26, 2020. The exhibition will consist of almost 100 artworks that explore how Michael Jackson has inspired some of the leading names in contemporary art. The exhibition will ultimately feature 48 established international artists; …

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See Peter Johnson’s Custom Air Max 200s Co-Created with Nike

Nigerian-born entrepreneur, Peter Johnson was one of the 28 creators to design a sneaker for Nike’s NYC by You project. The mind behind the streetwear and lifestyle brand Project 96 (P96), Peter Johnson, who was also one of 28 creators to design a sneaker inspired by their story for Nike’s NYC by You project. “I was offered the …

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Watch The Spooky Short Film Of Santi’s ‘Raw Dinner’ Featuring Kida Kudz

“Raw Dinner” is a bold production, which features narration by veteran Nollywood actor Carol King, Santi continues to make a name for himself as not only one of the leaders of Nigeria’s alté movement but also as a formidable video director. In addition to directing his own videos as well as videos for frequent collaborator Odunsi, …

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African Space Project To Launch African Art Into Space

The African Space Projects will send work by an African artist into space in 2021 on the nose of an Ariane 5 rocket. The African Artists for Development (AAD) – a philanthropic organization founded by French art collectors, Matthias, and Gervanne Leridon. The organization initiated the project in partnership with the European Organisation for the …

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Watch The Insurgency Driven Thriller For ‘The Milkmaid’

Inspired by the iconic image off the ten Naira note, An image that depicts two Fulani milkmaids. The Milkmaid follows the story of two Northern sisters caught up in the chaos of the militant insurgency in Northen Nigeria. The film aims to display the beauty and regality of the rural Fulani/Hausa culture. Featuring a list of first-timers, …

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Mr Eazi

Take Advantage Of Mr Eazi’s ’emPawa’ Funding And Mentorship Program

30 new artists will receive funding and mentorship from the likes of Diamond Platinumz, Sarkodie, Kwesta, Juls, Diplo and Mr Eazi himself. While there are not too many programmes that support up and coming artists, Mr Eazi’s emPawa initiative is different. The emPawa is a talent incubator for rising African artists. The talent search is …

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Kay Oyegun to script film adaptation of ‘Children Of Blood And Bone’

In 2018, Nigerian-American author, Tomi Adeyemi‘s bestselling debut novel, Children of Blood and Bone was acquired by Fox/Disney, also tapping into the directional excellence of award-winning Nigerian-American filmmaker, Rick Famuyiwa. In that light, Nigerian-American writer, Kay Oyegun of ‘This Is Us’ has also been tapped to pen the script for the upcoming movie. There are also reports that say that this may just be the …

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Check out the trailer for Abba Makama’s film “The Lost Okoroshi”

Watch the trailer for Nigerian Filmmaker’s Abba Makama‘s second feature film and Toronto International Film festival selection ‘The Lost Okoroshi’ Haunted by dreams of an ancestral Okoroshi masquerade, a disillusioned security guard wakes up one morning to find himself transformed into a mute, purple spirit, in Abba Makama’s surrealist romp through the sprawling city of …

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Burna Boy

Sajjad Musa, the artist behind Burna Boy’s African album art

Sajjad Musa is a NYC based artist who created the album art for Burna Boy’s latest album. Using a variety of techniques and mediums, Sajjad’s work primarily investigates inner city motifs and expresses them aesthetically and sonically, elevating the culture in a unique and unexpected way. Sajjad’s work is meticulously executed and socially aware, highlighting …

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Pelumi Andikan

Check out BTS Shots by Pelumi Andikan for Nike’s ‘Play for all’ campaign

Check out the BTS shots for the Amarachi Nwosu directed ‘Game For All’ documentary for Nike, a short film encouraging young women in Nigeria to get involved in the sport both on and off the fields, featuring young footballers from Lagos. View this post on Instagram A Game for All x Nike @nikewomen directed by …

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