Erelu Dosunmu to unveil arts, culture centre

Emilee Geist

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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“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.”

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