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Lola Shoneyin on Ouida Bookstore, Publishing, & Community Libraries

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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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“.

Rosalyn Aninyei on Africlassicalmusic, Lagos Opera House, & Exporting African Culture

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.

Animation, Social Media Algorithms, African Narratives, & Money with Israel Obasola

Israel Obasola is a self-taught animator and illustrator based in Lagos, Nigeria. He is committed to creating digital animated content on various topics and sharing them with a global audience. His skits on TikTok currently have 60.4 million views and 4 million likes.

I spoke to him about African narratives, understanding social media algorithms, and tips for young people on the African continent looking to become animators.