2010 Blog Posts

Invisible Borders 2010 at Kunsthalle Bern (Museum of Bern) Switzerland

Posted: October 11, 2010 at 1:54 pm

Exhibition Title: Idea of Africa Reinvented Opening Date: Friday 22nd of October 2010 Closing Date: Sunday 5th of December 2010 Venue: Kunsthalle Bern ( Museum of Bern) Switzerland Participating Artists of Invisible Borders: Amaize Ojeikere, Ray Daniels Okeugo, Uche James-Iroha, Lucy Azubuike, Charles Okereke, Uche Okpa-Iroha, Chidinma Nnorom, Emeka Okereke, Adenike Ojeikere, Chriss Aghana Nwobu. Ghanaian Flag by […]

A Night with the Donkeys – Uche Okpa Iroha

Posted: October 10, 2010 at 2:12 pm

They journey has been gruesome, tiring and most times, charged.  After doing almost 1,700km on the return trip and entering Bamako, the ‘dwarfs’ were a bit relieved by their entering a familiar terrain. The dwarfs contemplated whether they should continue the journey all the way to Ouagadougou or make a stop over at Bobo Dioulasso […]

Dirty Linens – Uche Okpa-Iroha

Posted: May 19, 2010 at 2:17 pm

Ten photographers and a writer left Lagos on a quest supposedly “to save the west coast of Africa from unnecessary divisions of geography, trade and human interaction, using photography as a platform.” The region is full of potentials both in human capital, energy and God- given natural resources, yet in self-imposed shackles. The photographers’ mission […]

The Last Frontier by Uche Okpa-Iroha

Posted: May 11, 2010 at 10:59 am

He left his fatherland to somewhere called Saudi Arabia (they said) it was for the “Lesser Hajj” and medical check up. Lo, it ended up being a National Health Crisis (they said it was acute perica-something) or whatever. It became a national quagmire; Oh, poor Nigerians! As concerned as they were and cried to see […]

… And Then There Was DAKAR!

Posted: May 11, 2010 at 9:55 am

Kayes .Tambocunda .Dakar Kayes (pronounced kai) is a transit town. It looks like a rural area that has been forced quickly to live up to new responsibilities; so that while a sturdy bridge leads into the town, and an Ecobank branch sits prettily on the road leading to the town, and mini satellite dishes and […]

Journey through the Invisible by Emeka Okereke

Posted: May 11, 2010 at 9:51 am

For about ten days we’ve been on the road. Ten Nigerians – photographers and a writer, traveling across cities, towns and villages on the West of this beautiful continent! When this idea first struck me sometime in March 2009, it came with a deep urge to experience the raw lands and diverse landscapes of the […]

The Road to Kayes by Nike Ojeikere

Posted: May 7, 2010 at 11:01 am

Today we hit the road quite early. We leave the Tamana Hotel before 6AM. Snow white heads out of Amical Cabral Street and winds its way through the Dossolo Tràoré market which is just stirring awake. A stench overhangs the market trail that is reminiscent of the Iddo Market in Lagos. Traders are beginning to […]

Looking Through These Windows Called Invisible Borders by Chidinma Nnorom

Posted: May 6, 2010 at 3:27 pm

I have heard and read about it, but now I see it clearly. It has been a very wonderful experience for me so far, going through these roads, crossing the ‘borders’, and meeting the people in these lands. In Ghana, I see a very different people and environment, very kind and loving, despite an ugly […]

From Bobo Dioulasso to Bamako by Nike Ojeikere

Posted: May 6, 2010 at 11:45 am

Entente Hotel Entente Hotel is to the cosmopolitan traveler what an oasis is to the desert traveler. It is a modern, well run hotel in the very heart of the city near the Marche Central (Central Market) and a short distance from the Town Hall. Its grounds are garnished with lush greenery and beautiful objets […]

Traipsing Bamako by Nike Ojeikere

Posted: May 6, 2010 at 11:36 am

The Tamana is in essence like Bogobiri House in Lagos; only perhaps, larger- with a swimming pool in the courtyard. Its outdoors is shaded by a canopy of leaves from mature old trees; its entire space punctuated by traditional African décor and utilities: sturdy and neat bamboo wardrobes, basket bins, cute raffia lampshades, mirrors, traditional […]

Till the End Comes by Chriss Aghana Nwobu

Posted: May 4, 2010 at 2:40 pm

Every minute has been like the turning of pages in a bestselling Thriller novel, a mixture or should I say collage of challenges, rising tempers, exciting moments, energy-sapping discussions that most times sound like heated arguments involving all, then on a lighter note, the profiling of everyone in a very humorous manner by the only […]

Our Day in Kumasi

Posted: May 2, 2010 at 8:42 am

Kumasi. An ancient town with a tome of ancient history. Its numerous hills and valleys bring Ibadan, Nigeria to mind. Whenever “Kumasi” is mentioned, four images come to mind. The Asantehene, The Golden stool, Gold and David Darko , my colleague in Lagos who comes from this town. When we arrived here on Friday night, […]

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