May 27, 2018 Zeta 1Comment

Despite having access to a large network of the internet to personal contacts, the search for child stars in Nigeria proved to be an almost impossible task. Luckily, we stumbled on a few children on social media. Although we thought we had a break, getting across to the children proved…

May 6, 2018 Zeta

An intimidating resume, a litany of national and international recognition, a creative oeuvre bursting at the seams and, when you throw in a humble disposition in spite of age and achievements into the mix, what you get is Tunde Kelani, or TK, a cinematographer whose work has become a benchmark…

April 22, 2018 Zeta

Often times in life, we have experiences that change our perspective totally. This fundamental truth rang true during this interview with Chude Jideonwo as he spoke about his work in the humanitarian sector. Dressed in simple blue native attire and a smile on his face, he didn’t look like someone…

April 15, 2018 Zeta

Stepping into the room at Lagos Continental Hotel for his photo shoot, John Boyega had a poise and elegance that was almost palpable. On closer observation, a hidden layer to his persona that I didn’t notice at first glance started to become more evident. This layer was humility. With all…

April 1, 2018 Zeta

Meeting Chinedu Okeke and Oriteme Banigo—popularly known as Chin and Teme—at the Eclipse Live office was a very interesting experience. Watching the pioneers of Gidi Fest converse and relate, it dawns on you how two people with contrasting personalities can come together to achieve similar goals in a seamless fashion….

March 18, 2018 Zeta

For someone who is quite hesitant to do interviews, Omoyemi Akerele exudes an aura that puts those around her at ease. Akerele, a woman widely regarded as a driving force behind the burgeoning Nigerian fashion industry, is the founder and artistic director of Style House Files (SHF), a creative development…

March 11, 2018 Zeta

When Austen-Peters returned to Nigeria after working with the United Nations as a lawyer, there was a yawning gap in the Nigerian arts space begging to filled. She says, “As an expatriate, you tend to visit a lot of touristic sites and destinations when you’re abroad. Typically, I used to…

March 4, 2018 Zeta

The moment I stepped into the Culinary Academy and Tarragon in Ikoyi, I knew that Tiyan Alile was going to be a very interesting woman to meet. Every inch of the space was designed to create an ambience that was both soothing and aesthetically pleasing. There were beautiful paintings, an…

February 25, 2018 Zeta

As The Guardian team walks into The New Afrika Shrine located at the capital of Lagos, time stops as this space generates its own life and feels like it can survive on its own without the interference of the outside world. According to Femi Kuti, The New Afrika Shrine packs…

February 11, 2018 Zeta

His gait, full beard, and clean-shaven head make him seem overpowering to some, but behind that facade lies an easygoing and pleasant personality. The creative director of eponymous fashion brand Mai Atafo has built a premium lifestyle brand using his experience in marketing and branding and his love for fashion…