“home-grown” from Hausa to English
Born out of necessity, GIDA is a print and digital platform, a marketplace, and a community where African creatives, writers and thinkers can connect, develop their practice, and share their work. GIDA is the tie that binds African local talent, heritage, stories and craftsmanship with the rest of the world. Incubating and harnessing the power of collaboration through creativity, GIDA is a testament to the next generation of African creatives to be.

Published in April 2022, GIDA Journal Vol. 1 spotlights 16 visual artists, researchers and designers from across West Africa, including Nigeria, Ghana, Mali, Ivory Coast, and Senegal.

The common theme throughout the journal is heritage and craftsmanship. The Journal sheds light on our collectively shared histories, inspirations, and the importance of celebrating the past and the present through explorations of architecture, fashion, sustainability, photography and textiles.

GIDA Journal acts as an anthology where emerging and established African creatives, writers and thinkers can co-exist in a space that prioritises freedom of cultural expression and diversity of perspectives.

Published by
MOMO Lagos

Momo Hassan-Odukale

Art & Photography Editor
Mira Mikadia

Onyinye Dike

Printing by
Park Communications


Adedolapo Boluwatife, Adeju Thompson, Ayanfe Olarinde, Cédric Kouamé, Djibril Drame, Fatoumata Diabaté, Free The Youth, Immaculata Abba, Kelechi Chinwendu Kelechi, Meiji Meji, Mobolaji Ogunrosoye, Nana Osei Kwadwo, Nuits Balnéaires, Nybé Ponzio, The Slum Studio, This Is Us, Zoe Alakija.

Nana Osei Kwadwo

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