Artist in Focus: Charity Ide

AM: Are you a self-taught artist or did you attend art school? Charity: I attended art school. As a child my parents got to see my enthusiasm for the arts and they encouraged me. In primary four, I knew I was going to study arts. Although in secondary school we were told arts wasn’t relevant and...

Artist in Focus: Diseye Tantua

AM: Are you a self-taught artist or did you attend art school? Diseye: I attended art school. But like every other artist, after art school, you still seek knowledge. I did a lot of research. I had to go to different studios, learn from people, ask questions, read more, research and all that....

Travel Destination: Finima Nature Park

The main issue I think this park has is how not easy it is to get to. This should be resolved soon with the road to Bonny currently under construction. In the meantime, there are three options for most people trying to get to Bonny. If you know somebody that knows somebody that knows a highly...

Travel Destination: Usuma Dam

I’ve only been to the Usuma Dam once and I don’t live in Abuja so take everything I say with a teaspoon of salt. Having said the above, I would skip seeing the Usuma Dam because I’m tired of begging Nigerians for access or permission to take photographs. If you want the views at the point where...

Travel Destination: Gurara Falls

Gurara falls is impressive. I think it’s important to get that out of the way first. I have Agbokim falls on a pretty high pedestal so even though I think Gurara is impressive, it can only have second place for now. The only Nigerian falls I think has the potential to surpass Agbokim in my mind is...

Artist in Focus: Perrin Oglafa

This is the second interview in the not so new Artist in Focus series we started this year. We initially thought we would be able to do about two a month, instead this is the second this year. Turns out artists are very busy people, and we’ve been busy too. Don’t ask us what we did...

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