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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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'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

    Talking Poetry with Tade Ipadeola

    Talking Poetry with Tade Ipadeola

    S2:07. 'Love is the ultimate anchor' - 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. He also talks about his acclaimed volume, The Sahara Testaments, while musing on Chadwick Boseman, JP Clark, translation, and more.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Oliver Enwonwu and the Politics of Representation

    Oliver Enwonwu and the Politics of Representation

    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 thoughts on Nigerian art in general. 

    • 59 min
    Bruce Onobrakpeya at 89

    Bruce Onobrakpeya at 89

    S2:05. Master Printmaker Bruce Onobrakpeya is 89 years old on 30 August 2021. He looks back on his over six decades as an artist in this wide-ranging conversation with ART for the People, touching on many themes around his work in particular and Nigerian art in general. 

    • 1 hr 34 min
    Podcast from Old Oyo: For a more complete Yoruba history

    Podcast from Old Oyo: For a more complete Yoruba history

    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 reflections on the once all-powerful empire and the implications for us in today's world.

    • 1 hr 44 min
    Into the contemporary with Alimi Adewale

    Into the contemporary with Alimi Adewale

    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 themes. A wide-ranging conversation also touching on Alimi's initiatives including the Nomad Artist, designed to support younger artists through the #EndSARS protest and the Covid-19 pandemic. 

    • 1 hr 25 min
    The Art of Ndidi Dike

    The Art of Ndidi Dike

    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, ‘Commodities of Consumption and Sites of Extraction in the Global South’ also comes up for discussion.

    • 1 hr

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