This episode takes you on an auditory pilgrimage with the Berlin-based, musician, Batila, weaving the essence of his Congolese and Angolan heritage into a rich narrative that dances between the notes of his latest album, “Tatamana.” As Batila unpacks his life’s journey from Germany to the cultural depths of his upbringing, we discover how a…Read More
During a three-week residency in Tangier, Morocco, my friend and colleague, anthropologist Mathangi Krishnamurthy, and I, Emeka Okereke, had the privilege of meeting Abdelmajid Hannoum, whose book “Living Tangier” served as a springboard for our research and thought processes during our residency in the city, organized and supported by The Minority Globe. In this episode…Read More
EP17: Confronting Germany’s past through colonial relics of the Prussian Palaces – with Carolin Alff
This episode was inspired by my participation in the exhibition “Prussian Palaces. Colonial Histories”, taking place at the Schloss Charlottenburg Berlin. My guest, Carolin Alff, one of the exhibition’s curators, guides us through the thoughts that inform the exhibition’s making. We discuss the mystery of two statues, their damaged state, a testament to the inaccessible…Read More
EP16: Exploring Existential Complexity: A Dive into ‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’ with You Kim.
If you’ve ever found yourself lost in the labyrinth of existence or pondering the multiverse and the many layers of our identity, my recent chat with the talented filmmaker and fashion model You Kim is sure to resonate with you. We venture into a reflective analysis of the film, Everything Everywhere All At Once –…Read More
EP14: “Move one foot in front of the other, and you will find your road”. Nkata with Jide Adeniyi-Jones
Jide Adeniyi-Jones (b. Lagos, 1952) is a Nigerian documentary photographer based in Lagos and Washington, DC. He credits the English photographer John Vickers for paving his way into photography in 1972. Since then, he has worked across various sectors of the discipline, including advertising, private media, civic service, and contemporary art. Having been a photographer…Read More
Ep13: “When I use the term Afropolitanism, it refers to the “becoming planetary” of our predicament.” Nkata with Achille Mbembe.
In this conversation, moderated by host Emeka Okereke, the Cameroonian philosopher takes the listener on a journey across some personal experiences, thoughts, events and projections that animated his work and life.Read More
Koyo Kouoh (b. 1967) is a Cameroonian-born curator. She is a leading figure in the Contemporary art world. More specifically, she is one of the pioneers who helped shape and articulate contemporary art practices from the African continent and beyond. In this conversation with host Emeka Okereke, Koyo leaves nuggets of wisdom. Her words are a beacon, just as they are a backbone for those interested in the wealth of hindsight.Read More
Olu Oguibe (b.1964) is a Nigerian-born American artist and academic. His work constitutes a pillar of what we now know as Contemporary African art and post-colonial studies. In conversation with Emeka Okereke, Oguibe relives childhood memories while weaving a rich and expansive tapestry of his artistic trajectory.Read More
In this Episode, Emeka Okereke is in conversation with Diana Mora – a Bolivian ballet dancer living and working in Berlin. They discuss her journeys of finding agency and making her body a home through the rigorous and self-unravelling process of dance.Read More
Since 1948, Israel and Palestine have been embroiled in what is famously known today as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Yet to have a better foothold for genuine comprehension of the situation, it is crucial to note that the so-called conflict was kicked off by a disparity between Palestinian Jews and Arabs when that portion of the…Read More