For our first episode of 2023, we are kicking things off with Lola Shoneyin, the award-winning British-Nigerian author, poet, and festival organizer. Our conversation with her covered writer’s workshops, setting up a bookstore in Nigeria, evolution of book publishing, the importance of book imprints and more.
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Lawrence Meju is a visual artist based in Lagos, Nigeria. His works have been exhibited at the 2022 Adidas flagship London with Creative Debuts, “The Ties that bind us” a virtual group exhibition with The Cowrie Culture, and recently at the “Desire Lines” exhibition with Affinity Art Gallery.
I spoke with him about his journey to becoming a visual artist, telling stories through various mediums, mental health, and his recent work “An Ode to Self“.
Rosalyn Aninyei is a violinist and social entrepreneur based in Lagos, Nigeria. She is the founder of Vesta Violins, Nigeria’s first violin repair workshop, and The Vesta Orchestra, an independent Nigerian-based orchestra dedicated to the promotion of music by classical composers of African descent.
She joined me to discuss The Vesta Orchestra, getting fired from the bank of Brazil, music education in Nigeria, Africlassical music, exporting African culture, and setting up an opera house in Lagos.
I spoke with Temitope Salami, one of the leading entertainment lawyers in Nigeria, about music contracts, split sheets issues, copyright battles across Africa’s music industry, and building a legacy through wills and estate planning.