The CORA Board

Chinwe Uwatse is a globally recognized visual artist. She has had several gallery and museum exhibitions, including at The Brunei Gallery, SOAS and at The Newark Museum. She currently works full-time as the general manager of Bang and Olufsen Nigeria Limited.

Dr. Wale Adeduro is the leading leadership and productivity coach in Nigeria. He was the Former Chairman of Cashcow Microfinance Bank Ltd. He currently manages several self-founded businesses such as TOWA Media and Thrones and Tones Consulting.

Toyin Akinosho is a Business Journalist, Petroleum Geologist and a relentless enthusiast of the arts. He has over 27 years of oil industry experience during which he worked for Chevron Corporation. He is the publisher of Africa Oil+Gas Report Magazine.

Jahman Anikulapo is an Artiste, Culture Curator/Archivist. He was the former Editor for Guardian on Sunday. He is the Programme Chairman of the Committee for Relevant Art (CORA) and the Executive Director of Culture Advocates Caucus (CAC).

Olu Amoda is a sculptor, muralist, furniture designer and multi-media artist. He is the Founder and Chief Executive of Riverside Art and Design Studios in Yaba, Lagos, and has taught Sculpture and Drawing at the School of Art, Design and Printing at Yaba College of Technology in Lagos since 1987

Ms. Iyabo Aboaba’s professional career has spanned over 40 years in varied industries; she was, for 17 years the Admin and Human Resources Manager for Roxburg and Partners.. She held management position for 16 years in MUSON where she worked as House and Operations Manager then advanced to become General Manager. She is currently the Chief Operations Officer (COO) of Freedom Park, Lagos.

Theo Lawson is an Architect, designer and culture activist. He has worked on Public space projects such as; The Motherlan’ Performance Centre, University of Lagos Anniversary Park and the Kalakuta Museum, amongst others. He is the visionary architect behind the realisation of Freedom Park.

Nkechi Nwosu-Igbo is a visual artist, poet and writer. Several works by her have been sold at auctions, including 'TOP GEAR' which was sold at Arthouse Contemporary Limited, 'Modern & Contemporary Art' in 2008. She is the proprietor of MILD RED studios and The Edge Studio.

Augustus Babajide Ajibola is a member of the Board of Trustees of Centre for Black Culture and International Understanding, Osogbo. He is also the Deputy Director and Head of UNESCO Division in the Federal Ministry of Culture, Nigeria. He is actively involved in national policy making in culture.

Chris Ihidero is a Filmmaker, Director and Producer. He has worked as a theatre artist, broadcaster, newspaper columnist, magazine editor and university lecturer. From 2005, he taught at the School of Part-time Studies of the Lagos State University. He is the Head Writer/Story Editor on MNet's TV drama Hush.

Ayodele Arigbabu works as a writer, architect and creative technologist on projects that cut across design, film, digital media, the production and curation of arts related events; and the development of digital and interactive arts and applications.

Jumoke Verissimo is a writer and a poet. She has worked as an editor, subeditor, copywriter and a freelance journalist for major newspapers such as Guardian and NEXT. Her first book, I Am Memory, has won some literary awards in Nigeria.

Sola Alumutu is an Author. Over the years, she has been actively involved in environmental issues through consistent advocacy, including seminars, workshops and other programmes in the print and electronic medias. She is a member of the Nigerian Conservation Foundation [NCF], the World Parrot Trust [WPF], Kids for Saving Earth [KSE], the Association of Nigerian Authors [ANA] and the Association of Women Writers of Nigeria [WRITA]

Wole Oguntokun is a Nigerian playwright, stage and film director, as well as a theatre administrator and newspaper columnist. He has directed three Muson Festival Plays. He is the recipient of the National Association of Nigerian Theatre Practitioners' (NANTAP). Award for Excellence (November 2012) and an Arts Patron Award (November 2013) at the Association's annual conventions.

Deji Toye is an enterprise lawyer with expertise and engagements in finance, energy, TME (technology, media and entertainment) as well as corporate governance/sustainability.

Ropo Ewenla is an accomplished actor, voice over artiste, writer, director, producer, media entrepreneur and administrator with credits in Nigeria, Ghana, Benin Republic and South Africa. He was a one-time president of the National Association of Nigerian Students and former PRO of Wesley University of Science and Technology, Ondo. He is currently the Deputy Director of the University of Ibadan Media Center.