Veil Of Silence – A Nigerian LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender & Human Rights Film. (Very much needed film, too many of us cant be out at home for fear of life. bravo to folks taking action on a levels to secure human rights, dignity, and those brave to live out loud.)
On the brink of an impending law that could re-write their destinies, young group of sexual minorities in Nigeria defy all odds in the pursuit of happiness.
In the midst of all, their strength, resilience, vulnerability is brought to fore in this informative and mind-blowing documentary
Produced and Directed by Habeeb Lawal
Cinematography by; Emmy Award winner, Greg Harriott.
Editor: Zishun Ning
Asst.Editor: Joe Parker
Original Music Score: John Delvento, Miles Bergsma.
Executive Producer: TIERS
"Ola Orekunrin was studying to become a doctor in the UK a few years ago when her younger sister fell seriously ill while traveling in Nigeria. The 12-year-old girl, who’d gone to the West African country on holiday with relatives, needed urgent care but the nearest hospital couldn’t deal with her condition.
Orekunrin and her family immediately began looking for an air ambulance service to rapidly transport the girl, a sickle cell anemia sufferer, to a more suitable healthcare facility. They searched all across West Africa but were stunned to find out there was none in the whole region.
"The nearest one at the time was in South Africa," remembers Orekunrin. "They had a 12-hour activation time so by the time they were ready to activate, my sister was dead." (Cnn.com)
Orekunrin did the latter. Motivated by the tragic death of her sister, the young doctor decided to leave behind a high-flying job in the UK to take to the Nigerian skies and address the vital issue of urgent healthcare in Africa’s most populous country.
Flying helicopters, speaking Japanese
At 27, there isn’t much Orekunrin hasn’t achieved.
She is England’s Youngest Doctor.
Born in London, she grew up in a foster home in the charming seaside town of Lowestoft in the south-east of England.
Aged 21, Orekunrin had already graduated from the University of York as a qualified doctor. She was then awarded the MEXT Japanese Government Scholarship and moved to Japan to conduct research in the field of regenerative medicine.
After moving back to Europe the young doctor looked set for a promising career in medicine in the UK. But her desire to improve healthcare services in West Africa brought her back to her roots.
Orekunrin quit her job, sold her assets and went on to study evacuation models and air ambulance services in other developing countries before launching her ambitious venture, which enables her to combine her “deep love for medicine and Africa” with her growing passion for flying — Orekunrin is also a also a trainee helicopter pilot.” (CNN.COM)
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Nigeria Ranks Bottom 10 In The World In Almost Everything: To Act Or Give-up? By Dr. Peregrino Brimah
Below is a compilation of just a few indices in which Nigeria ranks proudly at the bottom 10 in the entire world:
#8 – General Corruption: Nigeria is 8th most corrupt nation in the world according to Transparency International 2013 Global Corruption Barometer.
#4 – Police corruption: Nigeria ranked 4th highest in the world for perceiving the police as corrupt, according to the same Transparency survey.
#1 – Being born: The Economist Intelligence Unit, EIU ranked Nigeria the worst place to be born in 2013.
Nnenna Mgbore Okore
Style: Neo-Expressionist Sculpture
Medium:My materials are biodegradable and comprise largely of old newspapers, found paper, ropes, thread, yarn, fibers, burlap, dye, coffee, starch, clay, etc
My work broadly focuses on the concepts of recycling, transformation and regeneration of forms based on observations from ecological and manmade environments. I am drawn to uniquely diverse and tactile characteristics of the collective physical world. I am astounded by natural phenomena that cause things to become weathered, dilapidated and lifeless - those events slowly triggered by aging, death and decay - and subtly captured in the fluid and delicate nature of life.
I desire to heighten through my works, the perception of textures, undulating contours and movements that exist within our ephemeral world; and to evoke some reflection about how we can better preserve and care for our earthbound surroundings.
2. Igba Nkwu
4. The Shield
5.When the Heavens meet the earth
6. Memory Lane
Nigerian-American photographer Brad Ogbonna recently travelled to various parts of the continent in collaboration with Studio Africa on a project making music videos for African artists exploring their heritage - Olubenga in Lagos, Spoek Mathambo in Johannesburg, and Faarow in Nairobi.
Brad got some amazing shots as he accompanied these performers around, taking behind the scenes photos as part of a series he produced called ‘Places’. Above are a few of those shots.
images sent in by: vice/studio africa.
Charles Okereke: The Canal People
Begun in 2009, Charles Okereke’s series The Canal People documents the Festac village settlement in Lagos state, Nigeria, a stretch of stilt houses built along the Festac canal offering cheap accommodation for the poorest in society.
The series contains many ‘sub-chapters’, each focusing on distinct subjects such as architecture, daily life and style. The photographs exhibited in We Face Forward are selected from the chapter concerning the environment. For this section, Okereke chose a deliberate style of photography, setting out to simulate the techniques of advertising. ‘For products to be attractive the images must glamorise, so ironically I was doing the same.’1 Okereke’s luxurious close-ups and super-saturated colours turn the oily, polluted canal into a sparkling night sky; waste suspended in the canal’s reflective surface is beautifully composed, like an elegant still-life.
Once in a Blue World captures Okereke’s own reflected image, showing the photographer himself at work, demonstrating the artifice, whilst also raising issues of the environment and the global threat of pollution.
Okereke’s work highlights photography’s capacity to abstract and to politicise. Through his lens the most polluted of subjects is rendered beautiful, and the microcosm of one canal can be read as a universal concern.
need footage/ photos from nigeria
Abuja Flash Mob
Nigerians can be one of the worst spectators ever.