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'One of the 30 Best Visual Arts Podcasts on the Web 2021' - according to Feedspot. Focuses on Nigerian/African writers and artists. The broad range of artistic expression including: Books, Visual Arts, Theatre, Films, Music, Festivals, Culture and Heritage. Hosted by Molara Wood. Email: artforthepeoplepod@gmail.com; Twitter: @Art4thepeople_ Instagram: @artforthepeoplepod
 
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S2:07. 'Love is the ultimate anchor' - Poet Tade Ipadeola on the place of poetry in our lives, especially in the ongoing pandemic. The NLNG Prize winner touches on his storied background including the influence of his parents and his hometown of Akinmoorin. Ipadeola also talks about his acclaimed volume, The Sahara Testaments, while musing on the S…
 
S2:06. Oliver Enwonwu is a painter and President of the Society of Nigerian Artists (2009 - 2021). As he embarks on the next phase of his career with a new solo exhibition, Politics of Representation, Enwonwu talks to ART for the People about his life as an artist, the Ben Enwonwu Foundation which works to preserve the legacy of his father, and his…
 
S2:04. Focus on the Old Oyo Archaeological Project led by Akinwumi Ogundiran, archaeologist and author of 'The Yoruba: A New History.' On-the-field snapshots of the project team's archaeological digs in the historical sites of Oyo Ile, Bara and Koso - all within the ancient metropolitan space of the Oyo Empire. A multiplicity of voices share their …
 
S2.03. Visual artist Alimi Adewale talks to ART for the People about his studio career and the ideas behind his works in painting, sculpture and installation. He discusses some of his series of works including: the Anonymous Series, Butterflies Over the City, Who's Afraid of Nudes? - and his longstanding exploration of Migration, amongst other them…
 
S2.02. Multidisciplinary artist Ndidi Dike looks back over her 30 years plus career. She talks about challenging societal expectations and limitations through her art, the implications of gender, and her exploration of subjects including: Slavery, Post-Colonialism, Markets, Consumerism and Globalisation. Her last solo exhibition, titled, ‘Commoditi…
 
Bonus Episode. A conversation with Ghanaian writer Ama Ata Aidoo, recorded on May 30, 2010. She was in Lagos for the Farafina Literary evening, and podcast host Molara Wood was then Arts & Culture Editor of Next Newspaper. The decade-old conversation retains its freshness and relevance, and was an audio feature for Ake Festival Online in 2020.…
 
Ep. 10. Oli Ekun and Agba are stage names of Oluwatobi Olubiyi, one of the new talents helping to forge new paths in comedy in Nigeria, particularly on social media. He talks to ART for the People about his meteoric rise since bursting onto the scene in 2019. Topics include: code-switching between English and Yoruba, collaboration with John Boyega,…
 
Ep. 09. The all-round artist talks about his new compilation of 100 Songs, and looks back over his more than four decades in the arts. He touches on his founding of Kakaaki in 1980, his student activism days in the 1970s, his pioneering role in arts journalism in Nigeria, as well as his relationship with many including Niyi Osundare and Hubert Ogun…
 
Ep. 08. Also known as a lawyer, Olasupo Shasore is the author of two books on Nigerian history and presenter of a documentary series, 'Journey of an African Colony: The Making of Nigeria.' He talks to ART the People about a range of issues including: Slavery, looted African Art, rare books, and the intricacies of narrating oft-overlooked episodes o…
 
Ep 06. A conversation with Ngozi Schommers around her exhibition, The Way We Mask, held at the National Museum, Onikan, Lagos. The artist talks about her exploration of hair in the show; and there is input from Wura-Natasha Ogunji, curator of the exhibition. Also featured is gallery director and curator, Moses Ohiomokhare.…
 
Ep 05. The South African author discusses the Afro Young Adult Anthology, 'Water Birds on the Lakeshore', which she curated. She also touches on related matters including: publishing, workshops, translation, literary production in African languages - and her latest project, AfroLitSansFrontieres, the first online literary festival in the Coronaviru…
 
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