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Art & Culture

Explore how young Africans are breaking the norm and finding new ways to move their society forward through Art & Culture. Join us as we uncover bold and daring initiatives in the arts and other creative sectors.

What A Time – MMXVIII ( NSPK Year in Review)

We returned from the TravelogueX trip to Calabar in December of 2017 very broke, but we were not down in spirits. The experience of having traveled far away on a low budget to a destination we had never explored, managing… Continue Reading →

Notsopopkulture November Pop-up | An Evening of 7 Short Stories & Poems

NSPK’ An Evening of… Karl Max popularly alluded religion to be the opium of the people, but in today’s contemporary culture, amongst Africa’s emerging millennial class; is it religion or love?… worse; a perverse sense of if? There seem to… Continue Reading →

Twenty99 Hosts the First Artnight and Exhibition Event in Ile-Ife

Artists, creatives and urban enthusiasts gathered on the 15th and 16th of June to witness the first of its kind Art-night and Exhibition event put together by NSPK, Xcolony and IRIRI in Ile-Ife, Osun state. The Twenty99 studio acted as… Continue Reading →

NSPK * Xcolony || Romance with the Sun, Art-night and Exhibition Event.

Notsopopkulture journeyed alongside sister brand TravelogueX in the month of April to experience first hand and interact with 2 towns’ (Ede & Osogbo) cultural heritage and their contemporary creative community. These trips lived up to being a very inspired sojourn… Continue Reading →

‘Hope You Find Him’ || New series by Adeolu Oluwajoba

This body of work is a commentary on gender roles in the African society. It is an ongoing journey of self- discovery as an artist and a ‘man’. All my life, I’ve had people walk up to me and ask… Continue Reading →

Afrofuturism – To a Nigerian

Before the lives and times of the King T’Challa and the people of Wakanda, before the release and subsequent successes of Black Panther, the existence of the word “Afrofuturism” had been confined to the fringes of popular cultural conversations. In… Continue Reading →

Style, as Seen through Alté Eyes

Alternative musicians [Alté musicians] have recently being enjoying a good share of media attention. This surge in popularity can be credited partly to its increased presence in cultural conversations which has been prompted by the relative successes of singles like… Continue Reading →

Artist and Curator Deolu Captures the Dilemma of many Creatives with Satirical Illustrations || We Need ‘Real’ Jobs

What is a ‘real’ job, is it simply one that pays the bills regularly or is it one where you are seen to be running helter skelter, and it seems like you are really working as you try to earn… Continue Reading →

Ise Archives Reviews Lesley Arimah's "the future looks good" for the Debut of "Off the Shelf"

By Kunmi Ajani. “Off the shelf”, the debut event of ìse archives held on Saturday the 27th of January at the Institute of cultural studies, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife, on a very beautiful note. It was scheduled to start by… Continue Reading →

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