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robtrujilloart:

My good friend Shola Ajayi (Film maker/ Activist) has been busy founding an organization in her home country Nigeria called “UR 4 Africa” which brings International teaching artists to Lagos, Nigeria to share techniques for art and media making; as well as storytelling. Please check it out and share with folks you know in Nigeria, other African countries, and here in the states. And if you know of anyone who would like to become a teaching artist with them or offer funding, please contact them.


The organization is on all social media and they can be reached here http://www.theur4africaproject.org/

Why is this organization important? Because the story of who Nigerians or Africans in general are must be told by Africans. As writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie says it is too easy to get caught up in a “single story" of poverty when thinking of Africans.  There are so many parts of everyday life that I know nothing about, and I would like to learn more. It is important to me to get the real story from real people, not a fake Ngo or a fake charity. Right on Ur4Africa.  I can’t wait to hear more stories about Lagos life.

Big thanks to Rob Tres for supporting us always! Congrats on the sucess of your Kickstarter campaign! Can’t wait to get my copy! Woot woot!!

#supportINDEPENDENTcreatives

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Great day at @recyclepoints! Grateful. #learningisfun #PublicArtNigeria

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Happy in Nigeria! #BabcockUniversity #Nigeria #gettingdown

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Isn’t this an amazing picture?

The artists, youth and volunteers, come together after celebrating Public Art Nigeria’s second project at Home Science Association Secondary School.

We love these fine folks. It was a long day but beautiful.

Thank you for your support.

Tell your friends that we are on Facebook - www.facebook.com/ur4afrca

#LoveUR4Africa

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Mobile learning revolution helps empower Africa - FT.com

My gidiPeeps in the Financial Times!

#proudtobeapartofit

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awkwardsituationist:

from girl rising …to consider on international women’s day (and every day thereafter)

#relevant #protectouryounggirls #defendourwomen #womensday

(via 2brwngrls)

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  • Question: That's Patrice Lumumba with Nkrumah - daftmongrel
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    Ahhhh!!!! Thank you!!! I could not figure it out for the life of me.

    #youreawesome #PatriceLumumba

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"You are personally responsible for becoming more ethical than the society you grew up in."

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Eliezer Yudkowsky (via skyschai)

#yes

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hspstudio:

Caption this. Shot on location at lower usama dam. #fineartprint #abuja #boy #fishing #wallart #landscape #nigeria

#smiling

(via iamforevernigerian)

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daftmongrel:

b-sama:

This is the oldest map which shows the entire continent of Africa, drawn in 1554 by Sebastian Münster. The map shows some extraordinary details, for example the one-eyed giant occupying modern-day Nigeria and Cameroon, the Niger river originating and ending in mythical lakes in the desert, a large forest in the central Sahara and the fabled city of Prester John in the highlands of Ethiopia.

(via Think Africa Press)

it’s like they’ve always been obsessed with defining borders within the continent.

and when you think it’s over, they give you South Sudan.

#sorelevant

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