It’s August and that time again when we meet, greet and celebrate the arts in the Ayamba LitCast way. With World Fashion Day falling annually on August 21st, we’ve decided to dedicate the month to the art of crafting stylish new clothes and the representation of cultural heritage. Fashion is the word of the day.
Guest of the Month
Our guest for August is a creator and curator of the arts. Introducing, Ganiyat Sani.
Ganiyat Sani is an art curator who focuses on cultural conservation. She is the founder and artistic director of NYH Concepts and the Kaduna Fashion & Arts Exhibition (KAFART), an exhibition geared toward celebrating the Arts and Fashion in Northern Nigeria and beyond, while striving to bridge gaps that exist within the creative industry in Nigeria and Africa. While a Chemistry graduate from the University of Ilorin, Kwara State, Ganiyat Sani is also a self-taught artist who has explored various disciplines that include costume design, set design, creative direction, and painting.
In 2021, she founded the Gazelle Creative Collective along with other creatives within her community to provide support for artists and fashion designers to improve their creative and professional capacity. Djembe Arts, an artist representation and managerial agency that focuses on representing contemporary visual artists from and around the Sahel region of Africa is one of the projects she is currently working on. She is passionate about showcasing and promoting underrepresented African cultures as well as the diversity that intricately exists within the continent. She is also a beneficiary of the African Culture Fund (ACF) Bootcamp Academy #1 for cultural management which took place in Segou, Mali.
Ganiyat is a member of the Global Shapers Community, where she further contributes to the development of her immediate community by using the arts in a variety of ways that resonates with her community for a long-term impact.
You can reach out to KAFART on Facebook here, Instagram here, and Twitter here.
What is Ayamba Meet & Greet
Ayamba Meet & Greet began in February 2021 to bring together artists so we can interact with their works. This, we hope, will spark and inspire creative conversations that are necessary for the growth of arts and literature. We believe in the importance of building a literate society and the event helps us do so alongside our community.
Meeting on the first Saturday of every month, we invite one or two guests from a pool of upcoming and established creatives from around the region with a lot of insight to share.
We also have open mic performances from attendees and play fun games like charades while our friends at VersusNG host Just Dance sessions on the Nintendo Switch.
If all that sounds like your cup of tea, or coffee, then come on down on the first Saturday of every month to the Creativity Court at #21 Malam Isa Hassan Road, Unguwan Dosa, Kaduna. The event begins at 3:00pm on the dot, so if you’re scared of missing anything, don’t be late.
See you soon!