How are young people shaping Nigerian culture?
13 Sep 2019
How are young people shaping Nigerian culture?

As Nigeria’s economy fails to meet the needs of its rising youth population, Gen Yers and Zers are looking for ways to thrive in an unstable climate. Ditching traditional paths, many are pursuing their passions in fashion and entertainment and getting politically active to drive change.

Terna Iwar

Terna Iwar is a young Nigerian photographer and CEO of Bantu Studio, one of the first co-creative spaces and collective group for young Nigerians working in the arts in Abuja.

Adebayo Oke-Lawal

Adebayo Oke-Lawal is a Nigerian menswear designer and the creative director of Orange Culture. He was a finalist for the LVMH Prize in 2015 and was included in the Forbes 30 under 30 fashion category, and is a winner of the Future Awards Africa Prize in Fashion in 2016.

Asari Ndem

Asari Ndem is a writer, editor, and proofreading consultant who works as the communications manager for the Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism. She has worked for Ventures Africa, The Election Network, OrderPaper Nigeria, and other publications.