Northern Nigeria, an ethnically and religiously diverse state was an autonomous division within Nigeria, distinctly different from the southern part of the country, with independent customs, foreign relations and security structures. The Hausa, Fulani, and Gbagyi people dominate much of the North Western and central parts of the Country. While the Hausa and Fula are chiefly Muslims, they also have a Christian history.
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Stephen Gary Wozniak also nicknamed “The Woz”, is an American inventor and technology entrepreneur who co-founded Apple Inc. along with Steve Jobs.
“The Woz” talks about his early days of computing; the challenges and passion for electronics that made him who he is today.Read More
Nigeria, a country composed of multiple ethnic groups and cultures. With approximately 186 million inhabitants, Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa and the seventh most populous country in the world. Nigeria has the third-largest youth population in the world, after India and China.
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Fela is Africa’s musical legend who used his music as a tool to challenge military regimes in Nigeria. With his large band, including his dancer wives, he toured the world with his music. The “Fela and the Towel” is an animated skit on one of the many untold stories that makes the life of Fela, Africa’s Legend, as narrated by his son, Femi Kuti.Read More
Artworks and art forms are things that were not appreciated in times past, in fact, artists were considered a joke to the society. It is surprising how a continent that thrived on art in ancient times advanced to a point where they no longer saw art as relevant. However, things are changing, and a lot of people are starting to appreciate and invest in art, so much, so the number of artists and art lovers has grown remarkably in the last ten years. Artists no longer have to practice in the shadows but can now proudly follow their passions and do their bit to make the world a better, more colourful and interesting place.
Osa 7, an African urban artist and design consultant is one of the artists from Nigeria who has chosen graffiti as his form of artistic expression. Left his full-time job for the love of art and was one of the ground-breaking graffiti artists in Nigeria with notable works all around the country. He made the bold move to step out of the ordinary and what others considered normal, to create a niche for himself and it worked out well for him. You can spot his works splattered on walls in different parts of the country, each one telling its own story and adding beauty and relevance to a previously dull and boring surface.
He studied art in school despite what people at the time were saying about art and decided to make a difference, and now we see other budding graffiti artists having a voice and taking pride in their art. Africa has a lot of talented young artists who need to be encouraged in expressing their art and telling their own stories, thereby finding fulfilment in themselves and their work. For someone like Osa 7 to resort to doing something that people consider as “Not normal,” to make his mark, it goes to show how far your passions and aspirations can take you as long as you are willing to work for it.
Art in Africa has grown from being ignored to one of the appreciated careers in Africa, and it also generates good revenue as well. Artists are making bold moves and adding a lot of spice and colour to our daily lives through different art forms. Osa 7 shows us that hard work pays and following your dreams may not be easy, but it can be worth it in the end.Read More