NKATA: Art and Processes

NKATA: Art and Processes

www.nkatapodcast.com
NKATA is an Igbo word from the language spoken by the Igbo people of Nigeria. It simply means “Conversation”. Thus this podcast series will feature conversations with selected individuals (artists, cultural operators, and creatives) whose work I have


EP08: “If I write for them, it means I am removing myself from my source”. Nkata with Niq Mhlongo
Oct 20 • 103 min
If you know Niq Mhlongo’s work, this podcast conversation will offer a more expansive, informative, yet entertaining frame for better appraisal. As for those encountering him for the first time through this conversation, you will find that he continues in…
EP07: “Our subalterns have not sold out; our youngsters have not sold out”. Nkata with Shahidul Alam
Jul 4 • 99 min
In the 7th Episode of Nkata Podcast: Art & Processes, Emeka Okereke visited Alam in his home in Dhanmondi, Dhaka in Bangladesh – same apartment from which he was arrested. They had an extensive conversation about his life and work starting from his…
EP06: “My father always told me that only Love is above the law” Nkata with Uche James Iroha
Apr 19 • 72 min
This podcast gives an up-close glimpse of Uche James Iroha, a visual artist, thinker and activist who stands, however unobtrusively, at the hinge of history and continues to work for it. It is an ode to one of his catchiest lines: “history is not…
EP05: “Not only are we ahead of time, we are classic” Nkata with Nontsikelelo Veleko
Mar 18 • 93 min
Nontsikelelo Veleko (b. 1977) is a South African photographer most notably recognised for her depiction of black identity, urbanisation and fashion in post-apartheid South Africa. Veleko studied photography at the Market Theatre Photo…
EP04: “My mother said to me: I have dreamt of you in colours” Nkata with Otobong Nkanga
Dec 20, 2019 • 116 min
Emeka Okereke in conversation with the visual and performance artist Otobong Nkanga.
EP03: “No Thank You – I Will Live Up To The Consequences” Nkata with Jihan El-Tahri
Jun 28, 2019 • 135 min
In this podcast, Jihan El-Tahri reflects on events and moments that remarkably shaped her and made her the kind of filmmaker and artist she would eventually become.
EP02: “What have you, or what have I paid into that Trust?” NKATA with Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung.
Apr 20, 2019 • 111 min
Episode two of NKATA sees Emeka Okereke in conversation with Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung. Ndikung (b.1977, Yaoundé) is an independent curator, art critic, author and biotechnologist from Cameroon, who lives and works from out of Berlin. He studied…
EP01: “I wonder as I wander” Nkata with Akinbode Akinbiyi
Feb 27, 2019 • 93 min
Akinbode Akinbiyi touches on several aspects of his life and practice beginning with moments and events that led to and spurred his vocation as an artist.
EP00: Introduction of NKATA by EMEKA OKEREKE
Feb 18, 2019 • 2 min
Emeka Okereke (host of program) introduces NKATA