Nelson Makamo: Souls of Azania

Gallery of African Art (GAFRA) rarely fail to amaze me by bringing in new and exciting works from phenomenal artists. When I received the email notification about the private view reception for Nelson Makamo’s work, I was delighted. Having never heard of him, I looked forward to being introduced to a new contemporary talent from…

Chris Ofili: The Caged Bird’s Song

I’ve always aimed to steer away from the “mainstream” galleries but I couldn’t escape this one. My partner had heard Chris Ofili’s work was to be displayed at The National Gallery and made it an importance to go view it; I am absolutely thrilled that He did. Having never heard of this incredibly talented artist,…

How to be a Feminist in a Nigerian household

Don’t do it. For the love of your sanity and peace of mind, don’t do it. To be a feminist woman, add non religious to the mix, in a Nigerian patriarchal (oxymoron, I know) household will mean having to fight to exist as your true self or forever hold your peace. It will mean having…

Mimi Cherono Ng’ok: Everyone is Lonely in Kigali

So I’m back with another pretty cool exhibition and it’s showing at Tiwani Contemporary gallery. If you were unable to see their last exhibition (Phoebe Boswell’s For Every Real Word Spoken), you can check out my post on it here. I roped my beautiful friend, Tope, into attending the private exhibition with me and my…

October Gallery: El Anatsui

The first time I went to October Gallery, a couple of years ago, was to view El Anatsui’s work. Ghanaian born and living in Nigeria, ElĀ is internationally known for his use of aluminumĀ bottle tops in his work but his art is not limited to that. El uses a range of tools and a number of…

I’ve Been Drinking Watermelon: The Vagina Myths.

I, too, was sold that lie, sis. In preparation for a DA (dick appointment) I’d make sure to get a carton of pineapple juice and drink it a few days before my appointment comes to me. Mowing the lawn and downing drinks full of sugar just for dick? Good god, thank goodness for growth. I…

Tiwani Contemporary: Phoebe Boswell

Phoebe Boswell’s For Every Real Word Spoken, a solo exhibition, is the current outstanding work that Tiwani has been fortunate enough to display in their space.

Books Of March: Everything Everything.

She writes on how love can make us shed our skin and bring forth someone new and unexpected within us; how love can make the unimaginable imaginable.