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Art News Africa Podcast; Studio Visits Nigeria Episode with Nike Davies-Okundaye

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Nike Art Gallery is well known in Lagos, Nigeria as an art gallery that showcases and promotes not only Nigeria, but art from all over the continent. It is founded by Nike Davies-Okundaye; a prominent Nigerian textile designer and artist. She known as Nike or fondly, Mama Nike.

Nike Davies-Okundaye
Image courtesy of Jonas Schwarz Lausten

This new episode features Mama Nike in conversation with the host; Jonas Schwarz Lausten on the podcast; Studio Visits; Nigeria. Nike shares about her journey through art, inspiration and being one of the forerunners in Nigeria’s contemporary art scene. Nike Davies-Okundaye is well known for her knowledge and artistry in traditional dyeing techniques which reflects the rich heritage of Nigerian culture. Her gallery which was established in 2008 has played a key role in the growth and appreciation of african art home and away.

Nike Davies-Okundaye
Image courtesy of Jonas Schwarz Lausten

To hear more about her journey, listen to the podcast here.

Music is from ⁠⁠Pixabay⁠⁠ and the theme song “⁠⁠Start Again⁠⁠” is by Nigerian singersong writer ⁠⁠Falana⁠⁠. Sculpture on podcast cover by ⁠⁠Alimi Adewale⁠⁠.


Azeeza Sanni is the General Manager of Art News Africa. She is a graduate of Middlesex University of Mauritius & Monash South Africa. You can reach her with information/requests on

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