Tuesday, January 29, 2008


For the first time since its inception 15 years ago, The Committee for Relevant Art (CORA), which was conceived by the geologist and arts writer, Toyin Akinosho, more than 15 years ago along with Yomi Layinka, Tunde Lanipekun, Jossy Ogbuanoh and Chika Okeke, CORA won the 25,000 Euros price from the Prince Claus Foundation based in the Netherlands last year for its arts advocac, had a three-day retreat at the Eko Hotel & Suites last Thursday the 24th of January, to plan the direction of the organization over the coming years. The event was co-ordinated by Deji Toye, and it lasted late into the night, with discussions on matters of Arts and Culture in Nigeria.

Two of the resource persons, Obi Asika (CEO, Storm Records), Muhtar Bakare (MD, Kachifo Limited, Publisher of Farafina Magazine) with Deji Toye of CORA as the discussion veers into the future of books and music in Nigeria.

Programme Chair, Jahman Anikulapo (Editor Of the Guardian on Sunday and Life Magazine, Programmes Chairman of CORA), Deji Toye( Writer and Lawyer) and Toyin Akinosho (The General Secretary of CORA)

Toni 'Kan' Onwordi (Corporate Services Executive of Visafone and writer) talking to CORA members on the first day of the event.

Toyin Akinosho, Sola Alamutu, CEO of CATE Foundation and Ayo Arigbagu (Writer and Architect)

Group photograph, after the session with Toni 'Kan' Onwordi

Film-maker Mahmoud Alli-Balogun and Deji Toye

Panin Kaniyuk and Azu Nwagbogu of the African Artists' Foundation and Jahman Anikulapo

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