November 25, 2016

Why No One Laughs When Qudus Dances


I have attended enough events to believe that for the Nigerian audience, laughter is the preferred response to a failed or strange performance. Not boos, not insults, not at first. This holds even for some comic shows, where it helps...

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...

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....

March 23, 2015

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


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...

November 30, 2014

A near-magical fusion of dance and acrobatics makes Qudus Onikeku a delight to watch. Yinka Olatunbosun reports


The best advice, albeit clichéd, any compere can give to the audience waiting to watch Qudus Onikeku perform, is “Don’t try this at home.” This young Nigeri...

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