The Humans of Lagos

July 29, 2015
Photographer Topchi Ani created a popular interactive instagram project.


Aso-Oke Weaving

January 27, 2015
Art & Activism
“Aso Oke – The Woven Beauty,” presented at Red Door Gallery in Lagos

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If cotton is for comfort and viscose for drape, then

Nigerian Aso Oke is for shakara. Originating from Yoruba culture,

Aso Oke is handwoven textile traditionally worn for special

ocations such as weddings or naming ceremonies. Tunde Owolabi's

Sahara TV reaches many in Africa.

February 21, 2012
Video & Television
Omoyela Sowore the founder of Sahara Reporters, as on-line blog about Africa, now creating on-line television streams.

Famed Author Chinua Achebe On The Occupy Nigeria Strikes

February 19, 2012
Art & Activism
Nigeria's premier novelist Chinua Achebe says that corruption is the root of the current fuel-strikes crisis.


Nigeria and Kenya unite over special fund for filmmakers

June 2, 2011
Bid to boost African production in Kenya and Nigeria.

 Selling DVDs of Nollywood Films: Photography by Will Connors from Esquire

Selling DVDs of Nollywood Films: Photography by Will Connors from Esquire

Public Control of Cell Phones: A Discussion at Blue Stockings

April 5, 2011
Sowore from Sahara Reporters and others discuss cell phone policies in the world.

A discussion about the politics of cell phone use - from the exploitation involved in the mining of coltan (an essential mineral used in consumer electronics) to the domination of phone companies.


Nigerian women lead the struggle against environmental and social problems caused by oil companies

March 12, 2011
International Women's Day radio piece profiles women in the Niger Delta

When I went to Dakar, Senegal to participate in the Indymedia Convergence, I got a chance to spend the week with 15 women who traveled from the Niger Delta in Nigeria. They were in Dakar to learn media skills at the IMC-Africa Convergence, and to participate in the World Social Forum to spread awareness about the impact of oil companies on their lives. Here are the powerful, passionate, and inspired voices of Stella Chuky, Windy Grace Mamman, and Emem J Okun.

Florida Symposium to Discuss Nollywood Films

August 31, 2010
Nigerian Filmmaking has flourished in the era of digital cameras.