Update from Qudus' blog

Dec 17, 2011

Occupy Lekki turns violent.

Eavesdrop! As at (13:00pm) The Commissioner of Police has sent out police to disperse protesters at the Lekki road toll-axis who are protesting the toll fees to start on December18th, 2011. They were dispersed to protect the damage of properties in and around the toll axis and to allow free movement of cars to avert the blockade of roads by protesters. "On scene reportage"

Lagos State Government and LCC have used a coalition of thugs and MOPOL to disrupt what was a peaceful protest. People are being tear-gassed attacked by armed hoodlums and bundled into black marias. Women are being attacked and arrested. A lady I shall identify as MTA was arrested and taken to Maroko Divisional Policestation, for daring to be attacked by hoodlums!!! There is chaos everywhere.

Dec 16, 2011

On Art and the State.

This sort of friday morning musing is to finally speak my mind on this issue that had played with my mind for too long... It is the issue of the State of the Art and the Art of the State.

As an artist, If there are two states i'm most familiar with, that will be France and Nigeria... Obviously. But when it comes to art and the state, sure there is no much to say about Nigeria, for you to eat as an artist in Nigeria, you better do many things at a time, being multi talented in Nigeria is not only a possibility it is in fact a necessity.