The 2nd Garden After Work edition of the year will take place on Thursday February 21st!
February 21st, Garden After Work line-up !
Nduwhite Ndubuisi – Curator/Founder IICD Center, Abuja
Nduwhite Ndubuisi Ahanonu, is a curator and a practicing artist, A MFA Student of Art and Cultural Management Luephana University, Luneberg, Germany (2018-2020), represented Nigeria at the prestigious Courant de Monde Programme, Paris and Nantes, June 2018. Studied “The Cycle: Management of Successful Arts and Cultural Organizations’, Jan 8-Feb 19, 2017 from the University of Maryland, College Park. He studied Managing the Art for Cultural Organization from Leuphana, University of Luneberg, Germany (MOOC, 2015). He also attended Asiko Art School Dakar, Senegal in 2014. He is an Alumnus of the U.S. Department of States (IVLP), 2011.
Arles 2019…a road map to Africa 2020.
The project will examine how we constructs memories in time, location and places, it will investigate in conversation two cities experiencing different development, one aging and the other growing, how this very important and other characteristics has shaped and is shaping it citizens with globalization as a key factor for future cities, social and economic growth. As well as using it as a metaphor around other cities of the world.
Ekpoawan Edem is an acrobat and teacher. She grew up in Abuja, and in 2010, left the country to pursue her dream of becoming a circus acrobat. After receiving her Bachelor’s degree in French from Amherst College, USA, she went to France (Lomme) to begin professional circus training. A year later, she transferred to Switzerland (Geneva) to continue and complete her training. In 2018, she returned to Nigeria (via Tanzania, Senegal and Guinea) to run her own circus company. She dreams of making beautiful and amazing art to inspire and uplift people everywhere.
Patatrak Circus, Nigeria’s first circus company, was established in 2017 by Ekpoawan Edem, while she was completing her acrobatic training in Geneva. The company began with one artist and a website and has since recruited other artists from Guinea-Conakry. Patatrak Circus has performed twice at the Calabar Carnival, as well as the Festival of Light and Food Expo in Abuja. In December 2018 Patatrak Circus had its first ever full-length show in Abuja and in 2019, the company’s goal is to make this a regular feature. Furthermore, the artists spread their love for circus arts by teaching circus classes to children.
Live Guitar Music BY Jonbethel Ezeugo
Jonbethel Ezeugo is a young and exceptionally talented musician, seasoned with guitar skills, percussion and piano skills. He is a child’s right activist and founder of the Save Our Tomorrow Foundation and the WàkàWáká Street Show.
Born in Ebonyi state Nigeria and has been traveling round the country and across busking and promoting a rare African sound. He is consistent about the type of music that he makes, not the popular music but the music that feeds the soul. He calls his genre Afro-soul.
His music is a tool more than it is a jam, his sound is a cry more than it is a shout, and his voice takes you on a journey through folklore and returns you to a world where you wish to be. This artiste is unapologetically original and his vibration resonates.
Jonbethel Ezeugo is currently working on a revolutionary album titled ‘1967’.
What Garden After Work is about ?
Every third Thursday of the month from 5 pm to 7 pm, the IFN garden will open its doors to creative people who want to meet up. The goal of the Garden After Work is to share new creative projects in town with like-minded people and in front a general audience that is interested in art and culture (artists, cultural entrepreneurs, teachers, students… ), all of this in a relaxed atmosphere and with good music playing in the background. Furthermore, it’s also the place to share ideas and get feedback and find partners with whom to collaborate on artistic projects.
Each third Thursday of the month a creative group of people acting in the various artistic field (dance, theatre, music, photography, cinema…) will be hosted by the Institut français du Nigéria to present their projects.
🌿 Do you want to hang out with fellow creative in Abuja? 🌿 Do you want to know what’s going on in town? 🌿 Are you looking for inspiration?
Then don’t miss the Gardens After Work this year !
If you are interested to be one of the musician / DJ who want to perform these days and showcase your talent, kindly fill this online form : Showcase your talents and projects during the Garden After Work