Entries by Gbemisola Isimi

Artist Spotlight: Isimi Taiwo

Isimi Taiwo popularly known as ISIMISM is a native of Kogi state, Nigeria. As a forerunner of hyperrealism in Nigeria he focuses on the hyperrrealistic conceptualization and mind bending surrealistic approach of visually expressing his emotions, life experiences and important messages or stories using the element “water”, an important element in the sustainability of life […]

Activities for children this summer holiday

The summer holidays are here, six or more loooooong weeks to negotiate child-care combined with thinking up various activities to keep the kids entertained! It’s not easy. However first off, one thing I am doing this summer is scheduling in lots of  “boredom time”, yes I am taking the pressure off myself, kids need to […]

Meet our online Yoruba course tutor: Dr. Tola Osunnuga

Dr. Tola Osunnuga holds a Ph.D. in Yoruba Literature. He has been teaching Yoruba language and literature since 1989. He has published scholarly articles on Yoruba language media. Dr Osunnuga’s research interests include African literature, folklore, stylistics, oral tradition, Yoruba popular music, Yoruba culture, translation and interpreting. Authored Books Osunnuga, Tola (2001) Tinú-Mi [My Thoughts]. Ile-Ife: Amat […]

Meet our online Yoruba course tutor: Olayemi Olajide

Olayemi Olajide is a passionate Yoruba teacher. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Yoruba from the University of Ibadan, with a focus on a broad survey of Yoruba culture and language from the ancient time to the present, with special reference to such topics as religion, family, custom, history, literature, arts and sociopolitical […]

Professor Karin Barber

Professor Karin Barber did her first degree in English at Cambridge. She then went on to study social anthropology at University College London before doing a PhD at the University of Ifẹ, Nigeria (now Ọbafẹmi Awolọwọ University). Her doctoral research was based on 37 months’ field work in Okuku, a Yoruba town, where she studied the […]

Africa Writes Festival 2019

Hi Kemi here… Okay, so in my blog introduction I promised you I would keep you in the loop as to what is happening in London and beyond on the African cultural scene, and I am pleased to say there is a great event coming up, suitable for both children and adults, at the British Library […]

Meet our new blog contributor, Kemi

Meet our amazing blog contributor, Kemi Kemi will be sharing a post every week on this blog. Her posts will inspire and enlighten you on all things African! Here’s an intro from Kemi…. Hi there I’m Kemi – I’m a full time working mum brought up between Lagos and London of Nigerian / Jamaican parentage. […]

Open letter to MTN Nigeria

Dear MTN Nigeria, Today I was sent a link to the ad you placed on the popular Instagram page #Instablog9ja! The one with Scientific Ayomide and Intelligent Tope. For the sake of those who might not have seen the ad, allow me to explain what you were advertising. It was a video advertising your new […]