January 25, 2017

Lagos is set to play host to dancers and choreographers from Lagos, Ibadan, Abuja, Kaduna, Bamako, Tunis, Maputo, Washington and Paris, in a major dance gathering the country is to witness this year. The indefatigable QDanceCenter, a brainchild of Nigeria's foremost da...

December 20, 2016

Some months back, a good Burkinabe friend of mine Serge Aimé Coulibaly, visited me in Lagos, during a research for his emblematic piece KALAKUTA REPUBLIK, from such audacious title, already you know that it is somehow centered around Fela Kuti and Afrobeat, hence his t...

July 19, 2016

There are an awful lot of cockroaches at the Tafawa Balewa Square. You can see them at night, dark and brown, sifting their way through the piles of human filth in the square, slithering in between the slabs of concrete that make up the pavements of Lagos metropolis. I...

July 19, 2016

‘We Almost forgot’ comes to Nigeria

The production featured six dancers and an actress from six countries. The cast and crew of Qudus Onikeku’s dance creation ‘We Almost Forgot’ were in Nigeria for the first ever performance of the scintillating dance routine in the cou...

July 18, 2016

Personal Statement on ‪#‎WeAlmostForgot‬.

Since the premiere of We Almost Forgot in Berlin on June 12 2016, many people have been greatly moved and changed by this work, right from its onset, I've heard loads of personal stories in return, which proves that it's cathart...

July 18, 2016

With music, songs, dance, storytelling and performance, your contemporary dance show We Almost Forgot is total theatre. What informed the fusion of these art forms?

I come from a tradition of theatre makers. In addition, I am Yoruba so I have a number of...

June 22, 2016

Qudus Onikeku (NDLR, qui a au préalable travaillé pour Heddy Maalem et Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, et les metteurs en scène George Lavaudant et Moise Touré), danseur et chorégraphe nigérian du collectif parisien YK Projects, est un habitué du Ballhaus Naunynstraße de Berlin....

April 19, 2015

 

As many Nigerians take to the street in defiant mood, following the victory of our new president-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, the nation overflows with glorious sounds of our music and the ferocity of our dances. Even prior to the elections on 28th of March, our billboard...

March 23, 2015

"We either make ourselves miserable, or make ourselves strong. The amount or work is the same." 

CARLOS CASTENADA. 

Any African artist who wants to be an artist, that is to say an innovator, who seek to invent and advance the society, must be aggressive in his...