Michael Soi was hard at work in his Nairobi studio, speckled in acrylic paints, when four unidentified Chinese men and women walked in, demanding to see some paintings. It was July 2015, and Chinese President Xi Jinping was visiting Kenya. Soi’s visitors didn’t wait for him to respond. They moved around the studio, shifting cans… Continue reading OZY: Africa’s New Satirists Draw Political Fire
Newswire NG: Is the Nigerian Customs trying to suppress the memory of the Ogoni 9 executions?
by AYODEJI ROTINWA On September 8th 2015, a sculpture created in memory of Ken Saro-Wiwa and eight other members of the Ogoni 9, a group of environmental activists executed by the Nigerian military government, was seized by the Nigerian Customs Service and has since been in their possession. The sculpture was created by Nigerian-British… Continue reading Newswire NG: Is the Nigerian Customs trying to suppress the memory of the Ogoni 9 executions?
CNN / Explore Parts Unknown: The Birth of the Agbero: A Toll Collector, A Menace of Lagos
"It is only when tires don’t roll on the road, that’s when we don’t make any money,” Oriyomi tells me. We are in an alley of Lagos Island standing on the remains of an abandoned building that was intended to be a bungalow. Iron bars, straight and bent, stick out of the building’s foundation.… Continue reading CNN / Explore Parts Unknown: The Birth of the Agbero: A Toll Collector, A Menace of Lagos