ART X Lagos is an International Art Fair created to widen Nigeria’s connection to the contemporary art scene across Africa and the world. Its second instalment is set to be bigger and bolder than the last.
According to a report from the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and Madagascar’s National Bureau of Risk Management and Disaster the plague outbreak in Madagascar has infected 1,192 people since August, with 124 deaths.
Greats issue is the New York Times most consuming and complicated annual endeavor that celebrates individuals, such as acclaimed Nigerian writer Chimamanda Adichie, who are experts in their respective fields and whose work and vision have transformed modern culture.
The #MeToo hash-tag has been a source of comfort and solidarity for millions of women world wide as survivors shared their stories. It has also served to educate in a bid to stop rape culture and put an end to sexual abuse and violence for both genders.
A liberation statue to commemorate Nigeria’s musical icon Fela Anikulapo-Kuti was unveiled in Lagos on the 20th Anniversary of the legends death. “Fela used his music to challenge government and people to explore development through social and economic activities that are rooted in African values.”
Some women choose specifically not to have sex and the internal shame and external backlash that people such Asa undergo is just as detrimental as “slut-shaming.” In an interview in 2015, the Nigerian singer revealed that she lost her virginity at the age of 28. The interview has resurfaced and is now trending.
Kenyan Rich Allela and Nigerian Dapel Kureng collaborate in a stunning but controversial depiction of Mekatilili; a Kenyan heroine known for her courage and trust in the singular course of freedom
In true Obama fashion the former president has chosen Kehinde Wiley an African American artist known for his bold portrayals to create his official presidential portrait.
A Chinese museum was forced to remove an exhibit comparing Africans to animals when critics pointed out how “astonishingly offensive” it was. The Exhibition showcased photography in a section dubbed “This Is Africa”, which juxtaposed images of wild African animals with black African people, which caused an uproar for its racist connotations.