A prominent feature of post-colonial Nigeria was a remarkable fondness for everything white. This included western education and white-collar jobs, leading to the demonization of certain informal professions. For some reason, artists were among the most reviled.
From Salawu Olajide, our colleague at Olongo Africa, who is also the author of Death to the Baobobs!
What does it mean to trace the trajectory of one’s life through old records and albums? It is not new. Humanity owes gratitude to the ingenuity of artistes, their sound, or perhaps the science of sound and human cognition—for this otherworldly phenomenon.
The glories of art and music in Nigeria before independence, in a new documentary
Each Friday, the folks at Preachy will offer you something of a reflection for your weekend. This Friday, we present the work of Green-House, for, you know, good vibes. Enjoy.