Day 1.

Monday 26 September, 2022. 2pm WAT.


2 pm – 2.10pm

Opening Remark: Peju Layiwola, Convener, Telling Textile Tales Conference

2.10- 2.15pm:  Brief Remark by British Council Representative,

                           Mr Ndubuisi Kanu, Associate Consultant, Arts and Creative Economy, British

                           Council, Lagos

2.25 – 3.20 pm

Conversation: Ade Bakare with Jean Borgatti

3.25 pm- 4.10 pm

Conversation: Deola Sagoe with Peju Layiwola

4.20- 5.10pm

Conversation: Deola Kamson (Delabique) with Evelyn Osagie

5.30 pm- 7.00pm

Panel One: Historical Dimensions of Textiles

Session Chair: Tayo Aje


  1. Margaret Areo: Appraisal of the Dynamics of Yoruba Aso -Ofi

7.00 – 8.30 pm

Panel Two:  Textile and Community Engagement

Session Chair: Azeezat Sofunde


  1. Oluwaseyi Awoyomi: Oko Baba Mi: An Adire Tale
  2. Abolore Sobayo : Exploring Innovations in the Designs of Adire Textiles

Day 2.

Tuesday 27 September, 2022. 2pm WAT

2.00 pm -3.00pm

Conversation: Peju Layiwola with Azeezat Sofunde

3.10 – 4.20pm

Panel Three: Textile Art Within the Diaspora

Session Chair : Peju Layiwola


  1. Laura Jones: Design Pioneers II: Ireko”Baba” Baker

4.30 pm  – 6.00 pm

Panel Four: Small- and Large-Scale Production of Adire

Session Chair: Imal Silva


  1. Janet Oge: My Journey into Adire Production

6.10- 8.30 pm

Panel Five: Textile Art, Pedagogy and Entrepreneurship I

Session Chair: Otonye Ayodele


  1. Chiaka Nnodi: Entrenching Akwete Weaving Tradition within the University: AE-FUNAI as Case Study

Day 3.

Wednesday 28 September, 2022. 2pm WAT

2.00 – 3.20 pm

Panel Six:  Textile as the Artist’s Palette

Session Chair: Stella Awoh Mofunanya


  1. Udenta Omoligho: The African Fabric as a means of Communication

3.30 – 5.10 pm

Panel Seven: Textile Art, Pedagogy and Entrepreneurship II

Session Chair: Hope Orivri


  1. Lilien Ezeugwu: Potato Potahto: Connecting the Dots between Yoruba and Igbo Traditional Motifs

5.20 – 6.30 pm

Panel Eight:  Textile Art in the Creative World of Gen Y and Gen Z

Session Chair: Imal Silva

Speakers :

  1. Obatola Layiwola: Video as a Medium for Brand Storytelling

6.40 – 8.00pm

Panel Nine: Fashion and Textile Art Heritage

Session Chair: Margaret Areo


  1. Sade Thompson: Trends in Indigenous Nigerian Women’s Wears

8.10pm – 8.30 pm

General remarks from participants/ Closing of Conference

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