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Goethe-Institut Nigeria @ 60

Goethe-Institut Nigeria @ 60

By Goethe Institut Lagos @ 60

The 60th anniversary is indeed an important milestone in the journey of the Goethe-Institut Nigeria, and we're so excited to have a variety of voices - artists, colleagues, and cultural practitioners - reflecting on their experiences as well as sharing deep insights into the intersections between our work here at the Goethe-Institut Nigeria and Nigerian (cultural) history.

Produced by Olaide Kayode Timileyin, Hosted by Derinsola Ajao
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Goethe-Institut Nigeria @ 60 with Gladys Iloka, Esther Nwaneri, Ado Abana, and Christopher Ekpo

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Goethe-Institut Nigeria @ 60 with Remi Vaughn-Richards
Goethe-Institut Nigeria @ 60 with Remi Vaughn-Richards
Featuring an exciting conversation with Remi Vaughn-Richards, a Film maker who hve had the experience of working with the institute. In this episode, Remi shares her insights on the impact of the institute on the cultural scene in Lagos, and the various programs and initiatives it has developed to foster collaboration and understanding between artists and communities in both countries. Tune in to this special episode to learn more about the Goethe-Institut Lagos and its journey over the past six decades."
21:30
January 16, 2023
Goethe-Institut Nigeria @ 60 with Aderemi Adegbite and Segun Adefila
Goethe-Institut Nigeria @ 60 with Aderemi Adegbite and Segun Adefila
Aderemi’s Adegbite is a Nigerian Culture producer and artiste whose youthful approach to culture production in Lagos got him involved with the Goethe-Institut Nigeria in the 2000s, hosting poetry portal at the old Library and a project with Goeth-Institut Nigeria's liason office in Kano, and Segun’s Adefila is an artist who curate within grassroots communities of Lagos, employing locally sourced artistic tools and networks to foster the work he does. These two young men tell us about how finding Goethe Institut Nigeria and navigating youth led artistic spaces and endeavors in Lagos, Nigeria.
29:29
December 01, 2022
Goethe-Institut Nigeria @ 60 with Ndidi Dike
Goethe-Institut Nigeria @ 60 with Ndidi Dike
Featuring Ndidi Dike who is a contemporary artist, who works across a multiplicity of fields, including painting, sculpture, collage, lens-based media, video, and installation. This episode examines the artist's interaction with the Goethe-Institut Nigeria, where she has been exhibiting her work since her exit from the University of Nigeria, Nsuka in the 80s. Ndidi Dike's approach to art is quite an interesting conversations, most especially as her work cut across intersections of art, feminism and inclusion of young artists in the Nigerian Art scene.
13:13
November 09, 2022
Goethe-Institut Nigeria @ 60 with Jahman Akinlapo and Toyin Akinosho
Goethe-Institut Nigeria @ 60 with Jahman Akinlapo and Toyin Akinosho
Sometime in the early 1980s, Ulli Beier gave a talk at Oduduwa Hall, University of Ife on the life of legendary Nigerian Dramatist and Composer, Duro Ladipo. Among the audience that listened to Beier’s lecture that day was Nigerian writer and cultural producer, Toyin Akinosho - a university student at the time. Impressed by the achievements of Duro Ladipo as narrated by Beier, he shared his intention of writing a review of the event with the programme officer of the Goethe-Institut Nigeria, Sunday Umweni, who organised Beier’s lecture in Ife. ’’ Go ahead, write it!’’ was Mr Umweni’s response. That review was published in one of the popular Nigerian newspapers. 👉🏽On this episode: Longtime collaborators, Jahman Anikulapo @jahmanoladejo and Toyin Akinosho @takinosho reflect on some of their memorable experiences with the Goethe-Institut through the years.  Produced by Olaide Kayode Timileyin 
29:16
October 11, 2022
Goethe-Institut Nigeria @ 60 with Gladys Iloka, Esther Nwaneri, Ado Abana, and Christopher Ekpo
Goethe-Institut Nigeria @ 60 with Gladys Iloka, Esther Nwaneri, Ado Abana, and Christopher Ekpo
The 60th anniversary is indeed an important milestone in the journey of the Goethe-Institut Nigeria, and we're so excited to have a variety of voices - artists, colleagues, cultural practitioners - reflecting on their experiences as well as sharing deep insights into the intersections between our work here at the Goethe-Institut and Nigerian (cultural) history. ( On this episode, Goethe-Institut Lagos oldest staff members, Gladys Iloka, Esther Nwaneri, Ado Abana, and Christopher Ekpo share their experience of working with the institute for more than 25 years, its impact on thier lives and careers. The podcast-series is moderated by the brilliant Derin Ajao (@derinbyday) Produced by our Olaide Kayode Timileyin (@oktimileyin)  for the Goethe-Institut Lagos,Nigeria. Soundtrack by Yinka Ajai and  free sounds from Planet-purple.io
25:40
September 22, 2022