Chaired by Funmi Iyanda – producer, broadcaster and CEO of Oya Media – this event discusses gender inequality in Nigeria, and looks at the ways in which women and men are fighting sexism and patriarchal oppression.
Has the focus on gender in development projects made any progress towards dismantling the country’s patriarchy? What are the hopes, approaches and challenges that have defined the movement to empower Nigerian women? And what can we learn from Nigeria about the struggle for gender equality across the continent as a whole?
This event is presented in partnership with Oya Media as part of the Africa Utopia festival.
This event is free and open to all – no prior registration is required.
Suggested hashtag for this event: #HowToFixNigeria #RASEvents #AfricaUtopia
About Africa Utopia
In 2012 Southbank Centre launched Africa Utopia, a festival dedicated to bringing art and ideas from Africa and the African diaspora to audiences in the UK. We ask what the West can learn from this rapidly changing continent.
The festival’s first four years have featured the award-winning Senegalese musician and human-rights activist Baaba Maal, afrobeat legend Tony Allen, former First Lady of Somaliland and hospital founder Edna Adan, Kenyan creative collective The Nest, Township Tech originator Spoek Mathambo, ‘godfather of Ethiopian jazz’ Mulatu Astatke and the Kinshasa Symphony orchestra.