Okwui Okpokwasili: You’re not the woman on the motorcycle in Faluyi, with the sparkly dress, driving down the road into the unknown with courage and bravery?
Show Me The World Mister
Ayo Akingbade: I could be her…
is Ayo Akingbade’s first publication, titled after her touring exhibition. Centring two films shot on location in Nigeria, the book builds on Akingbade’s interrogations of history and place, addressing interwoven histories of industrialisation and family.
Featuring diary entries, behind the scenes images from locations in Lagos and Idanre, as well as exhibition installation views, 'Show Me The World Mister' documents the processes and ideas behind Ayo Akingbade’s work. Written contributions by Steven Cairns, Maryam Kazeem, and Gboyega Odubanjo, expand upon and contextualise Akingbade’s practice.