The Erelu Kuti of Lagos, Abiola Dosunmu, is set to unveil the Talala Arts and Culture Afrique Centre in Victoria Island, Lagos. The Erelu noted that the centre was conceived over 30 years ago out of the need to checkmate the fast-eroding rich African culture and values, caused by the […]
The Erelu Kuti of Lagos, Abiola Dosunmu, is set to unveil the Talala Arts and Culture Afrique Centre in Victoria Island, Lagos.
The Erelu noted that the centre was conceived over 30 years ago out of the need to checkmate the fast-eroding rich African culture and values, caused by the systematic replacement with alien cultures.
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She told Society Plus, “This is a project that has been in the pipeline for about two years and just when we were about to take off, the COVID-19 pandemic happened. At Talala, you can have bean cake (akara) in form of a starfish, laced with different toppings. You can also have pap (ogi), packaged in such a way that if you want to use a straw, you can use it. People will experience our Nigerian foods and drinks in a different form. We also want to empower youths to be knowledgeable about their cultures and traditions. Workshops and seminars will be held to enlighten Nigerians about the rich culture we have.
“It is very important to protect, promote and project our culture in its real fibre and sense. The Talala dreams have evolved over the years in showcasing and supporting our culture and tradition across the globe. My love for our diverse ways of life and arts propelled my interest in the conscious preservation of our heritage over the years.
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Israeli police try to control a crowd of mourners during the funeral of Rabbi Mordechai Leifer, the latest in a string of clashes between security forces and ultra-Orthodox Jews violating a national coronavirus lockdown order, in the port city of Ashdod, Israel, on Oct. 5, 2020. The late rabbi, who had been the spiritual leader of a small ultra-Orthodox community founded a century ago in the U.S. city of Pittsburgh, died Sunday after a long bout with COVID-19.
A trishaw driver wearing a protective face mask waits for customers while he campaigns for the National League for Democracy (NLD) party amid the COVID-19 outbreak, in Yangon, Myanmar, on Oct. 5, 2020.
People protesting government’s restrictions on restaurants and bars walk across the Old Town Square in Prague, Czech Republic, on Oct. 5, 2020. After relaxing almost all restrictive measures in the summer, the Czech government has responded to one of the worst spikes in European countries by declaring a state of emergency.
Sri Lankan commuters wearing face masks wait to get in to the train at the Fort Railway Station, Colombo, Sri Lanka, on Oct. 5, 2020.
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Students read a notice hanging on a school gate sealed by authorities as some teachers and students tested positive for COVID-19, in Islamabad, Pakistan, on Oct. 5, 2020.
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Ivorian presidential candidate Kouadio Konan Bertin speaks to supporters in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, on Oct. 4, 2020, during the official nomination of his candidacy for the Oct. 31 presidential election.
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A couple takes a selfie as they sit among thousands of Spanish flags, representing the Spanish victims of COVID-19, on Patacona beach in Valencia, Spain, on Oct. 4, 2020.
Stranded Bangladeshi migrant workers who work in Saudi Arabia block the Karwan Bazar intersection during a protest demanding air tickets to return back to their work places, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Oct. 5, 2020.
“It is an appreciation of our culture and heritage; repositioning them back into the fibre of our society and making them exportable. The centre provides a suitable environment that cuts across all age brackets for the education, enjoyment and appreciation of who we are as Africans. The TACA Centre is a functional and exquisite architectural structure situated in the centre of Victoria Island, thereby making it easily accessible while also shielded from the hustle and bustle of the metropolis.”
Erelu added that the centre would provide eight major services including, a fashion house, dance, music and art academy; art gallery, culture table; tea house, events hall, muscle and champagne lounge, and a floral stall.”