Tope Akintayo

Tope Akintayo is a Cultural Manager, Anthologist/Curator, Creative Director, and Publisher with special interests in the arts, creative industries, classical and contemporary culture, and sustainability.
46 Articles

Spicing Up the Internet: Tosin Samuel’s (@tspices_kitchen) Impact on the Food Content Landscape

Over the past few years, we've watched Tosin Samuel (@tspices_kitchen) become a creative force and carve a niche for herself…

Tope Akintayo 7 Min Read

Uncovering Untold and Forgotten Narratives: an Evaluation of Femi.the.god’s ‘Mgbedike’

When we stand before a piece of art, we may find ourselves pondering with curiosity, eager to understand why the…

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Shallipopi’s Obapluto Fuels a Renewed Reverence for 19th-Century Benin Oba Ovonramwen Nogbaisi

When a random new kid began to trend on Twitter for an amapiano tune infused with Benin street slangs, glorifying…

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An El Anatsui Art Recently Sold for $2.2m, See More of the Ghanaian Artist’s Work

On 27th of June, Sotheby's, the prestigious auction house, made a post on Twitter announcing a successful auction of one…

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Madison Calley: The Instagram Sensation Shattering Stereotypes About Black Harpists and Classical Music

If you think harp music is boring or outdated, think again. Madison Calley is a classically trained harpist who is…

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How Ann Hobson Pilot Became a Trailblazer for Black Harpists

Ann Hobson Pilot is a remarkable musician who has made history as the first African American musician in the Boston…

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Meet Angelica Hairston, a Black Harpist Empowering the Next Generation of Artists of Colour

If you love classical music and social justice, you need to know about Angelica Hairston. She is a harpist, educator,…

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Style House Files and Lagos Fashion Week bring Woven Threads to Selfridges

Style House Files and Lagos Fashion Week have partnered with Selfridges, one of the world's leading department stores, to bring…

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Chef Hilda Did It: The Person of the Moment Sets a New Record and Inspires A New Generation of Doers

Hilda Baci is not just a Nigerian chef. She is a record-breaker, a culture ambassador, and a role model for…

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Life Gave DJ Boboss Old Radios, He Made a Deck and Tours the Streets of Nairobi

Emerging from one part of Nairobi's bustling streets, Paul Mwangi, an unusual Disc Jockey who goes by the stage name…

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This is Why I Still Chew Sticks

Growing up, my grandmother introduced me to the tradition of using a chewing stick. Despite the availability of toothbrushes in…

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These Photos Explore the Zeitgeist of South African Fashion

The South African fashion industry is one that has always been known for its vibrancy, energy, and willingness to embrace…

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