English singer Samm Henshaw goes to Somerset House in London to tap into his Nigerian heritage as part of the Get Up, Stand Up Now exhibition.
The exhibit celebrates black designers, artists and activists from around the world. In this video, we see Samm Henshaw explore his own Nigerian background through music. Samm’s father speaks Efik, which is one of the many languages spoken in Nigeria and he writes a song using that language. What’s more impressive that he had no prior knowledge of how to speak it.
In the doc we also hear from artist Wumi Olaosebikan. He paints an artwork that represents what Nigeria means to him and how he wants the rest of the world to view it. He chooses to paint an image of a mother carrying a large basket on her head and she’s smiling as she does it. It’s a metaphor for how the idea of motherhood is extremely important in Nigerian culture and how mother’s are happy to dedicate themselves to helping others, even if it is a heavy load for them to carry.
Samm Henshaw|Somerset House|Documentaries
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