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A podcast exploring the world of design and how it is shaping the future of Africa through in-depth conversations with thought leaders and notable professionals.

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A podcast exploring the world of design and how it is shaping the future of Africa through in-depth conversations with thought leaders and notable professionals.

    The Heritage Series with Lani Adeoye

    The Heritage Series with Lani Adeoye

    This episode is brought to you in collaboration with Design Week Lagos to commemorate “Nigeria at 60” through conversations with recognizable design practitioners that embody the country’s unique artistic and cultural legacy.

    In this episode, I chat with Lani Adeoye, an award-winning sculptural lighting and furniture designer, and design strategist. And is the founder of Studio Lani. In our conversation we talk about the collective challenges of furniture and sculptural lighting practitioners in Nigeria, what inspires her designs, cultural representation, and nurturing creativity in young designers.

    • 34 min
    Introducing: The Ńdébé script - Part 2

    Introducing: The Ńdébé script - Part 2

    In conversation with Lotanna Igwe-Odunze, inventor of the Ńdébé script, a brand new system for writing the Igbo language inspired by the ancient Nsibidi script.

    • 15 min
    Introducing: The Ńdébé script - Part 1

    Introducing: The Ńdébé script - Part 1

    In conversation with Lotanna Igwe-Odunze, inventor of the Ńdébé script, a brand new system for writing the Igbo language inspired by the ancient Nsibidi script.

    • 32 min
    Man and his musings

    Man and his musings

    In conversation with James Inedu-George, Architect and Thinker, on his latest book: Interruptions – A Compendium of 16 Essays, published in collaboration with the Cultural Intellectual Association - Lagos.

    • 27 min
    Poetry Compendium from the Cultural Intellectual Association - Lagos

    Poetry Compendium from the Cultural Intellectual Association - Lagos

    Enjoy this selection of contemporary poetry taken from the e-book - “Poetry Compendium 01” from the Cultural Intellectual Association - Lagos. 
    The episode features poetry recitals in English; Igbo, Yoruba and Ibibio indigenous languages of Nigeria.
    Here's a list of the recitals in the listening order;

    Broken Record by Alhanislam -
    Tempest Treats by Razaq Ivori - 
    Weighed by James Inedu-George - 
    Crayfish by Anne Unyoaba Noah - 
    Quest by Alhanislam - 
    Hope-Full by Otor Mattew - 
    Same Sky by Donna Ogunnaike - 
    A bu m nwa nna m by Amarachi Attamah - 
    Jagunlabi by Jide Badmus - 
    Ufok k'oyommo by Iquo DianaAbasi - 
    Wole Wole Testing by Baba Oladeji - 
    Fanta-Sees by Elvis Odianose & Koku Konu - 
    6am by Adeyemo Desalu

    • 19 min
    Lagos: City of Water Architecture Competition

    Lagos: City of Water Architecture Competition

    In conversation with the initiator of the Lagos: City of Water Architecture competition 2020 and founder of The Arc Eddy Eguavoen Foundation, a Non-government Organization that pushes for innovation in Nigerian Architecture through an annual design competition, setting up of design workshops and buildings for communities-in-need.

    • 19 min