At the age of 19, Adeola Akinmola, a food entrepreneur based in Lagos, Nigeria dropped out of university to start her business Corporate Ewa, an in-demand virtual restaurant focused on refining beans and showcasing its versatility. I spoke to her about running a successful business, choosing the right customers, promoting African food culture, and food logistics in Lagos, Nigeria.Nigeria.
For my first episode of 2023, I spoke with Lola Shoneyin, the award-winning British-Nigerian author, poet, and festival organizer. We discussed covered writer’s workshops, setting up a bookstore in Nigeria, evolution of book publishing, the importance of book imprints and more.
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“.