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Adeola Akinmola on beans, African food culture, entrepreneurship & Corporate Ewa

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.

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Kunle Kuti on education, Fela, Kalakuta Museum, & creating a legacy

For my season finale of 2022, I spoke with Kunle Anikulapo-Kuti, manager of Kalakuta Museum – former home of the legendary musician and activist, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti.

We spoke about his background, the infamous Kalakuta Republic raids, the intersection of education, politics, and history in Nigeria, and the importance (or not) of wills.

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Lawrence Meju on Mental Health, Art & Architecture, and Creativity

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“.