THE TOURISM SUMMIT
THE BUSINESS OF TOURISM IN NIGERIA
How Cultural Representation Helps Promote Tourism in Nigeria
With Fisayo Bakare and Nnenna Fakoya-Smith
ABOUT FISAYO BAKARE
OLUFISAYO BAKARE is a multiple award winner within the creative sector. Her artistic passion stems from a combination of nature and nurture. Her interest in the city of her birth, Lagos, inspired the creation of the fast growing metropolitan brand, The Yellow of Lagos.
A thoroughly trained interior designer, she obtained her undergraduate degree in Interior Design from The Art Institute of Atlanta and her Master’s degree from Savannah College of Art and Design, both in Georgia.
Bakare’s design philosophy is pivoted around cultural minimalism as she finds a rare balance between simplicity and African artistry.
Her passion for travel, anthropology, and culture have exposed her to curate exhibitions, document societal experiences, and envision thought-provoking installations within the design sector.
With the Yellow of Lagos, Bakare takes an artistic gaze into the city’s complex and variegated social fabric through the unifying color of its oldest public transportation system, yellow.
Both companies challenge her creative output and propel her into putting Nigeria on the map.
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