The Lane

Every creative has a story that brought them here. First-person interviews with creatives across industries. Each issue is in partnership with, and guest-curated by a different organization.

Ayo Adams is Capturing the Nuances of Southwestern Nigeria

Adams Abdulfatai Ayomide, a Nigerian documentary filmmaker with an eye for capturing the nuances of the country's southwestern region, has…

Dan Dizzy is Creating Attention-Grabbing Rap Flows on the Go

Born Daniel Tuotamuno Darius in the bustling city of Port Harcourt, Nigeria, DanDizzy's love for music was evident from an…

Ernest Raja Nettey is Facilitating Joy to the Grassroot Through Dance

Ernest Raja Nettey, popularly known as Starter, the charismatic professional dancer from Accra, has become an overnight sensation for his…

Yasmine Fofana’s Solution to Abidjan’s Online Food Information Problem

Yasmine Fofana obtained a Bachelor of Science in business administration with a focus on international business at Mansfield University in…

Ogranya Uses Music as an Outlet to Vocalise Emotions

Born into a musically inclined family, singer, songwriter and performing artist Ogranya followed the train. His father was a musician…

Perliks is Not Afraid to Embrace Unconventionality

Abdulrasaq Adebayo Babalola popularly known by his production name, A Perliks Definition, forged into the video direction industry at 17.…

Oladeji Onwugbufor uses digital art as a medium for self-representation

Oladeji Onwugbufor is a UK-born Nigerian-based digital artist who has had a knack for art since childhood. He specializes in…

How Johnson Ocheja is setting the standard for self-taught contemporary artists

We sat down with Johnson Ocheja as part of The Creative Lane, a series of features in which we set…

For artist Matthew Eguavoen, the highest calling is to ignite change

Despite being a self-taught artist, Matthew Eguavoen, a full-time contemporary painter from Nigeria, has placed himself in the glorified league…