The Cornell Community is invited to hear
ADUKE GOMEZ on May 10, 2021 from 2:45 PM to 4:00 PM.
Living and Creating in Nigeria in the Era of COVID-19
ADUKE GOMEZ – Aduke utilises her legal and advisory skills to assist in business and creative development. Commencing her career in legal practice with the law firm of Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie, she later worked for many years in various leadership roles within Ecobank Nigeria Ltd and Leadway Pensure PFA. Aduke was appointed to the Governor Fashola Administration of Lagos State in the role of Senior Special Assistant/Secretary to the Lagos State Hotel Licensing Authority in 2011. She was also appointed to serve as a member of the Lagos State History Committee and as a member of the Lagos Carnival Committee, where she headed the Junior Carnival Sub-Committee responsible for the participation of 2000 school children.
Aduke was recently able to combine her interest in Nigerian history with her work as Consulting Producer on the acclaimed Quramo Productions documentary on a history of Nigeria - "Journey Of An African Colony". Aduke’s published collection of poems was featured as a festival book for both the Lagos Book and Art Festival 2017 and the Ake Festival 2017. Her children's book "Lost And Found In Lagos" - a collaboration with Biola Alabi Media was selected as one of Channels TV Book Club Top Twenty Books for 2019. Her new poetry collection “Attending My Own Wake & Other Episodes” was published by Bookcraft Africa in March 2021 and will be featured at the 2021 Goethe Institut Digital Conference on Mental Health and Art Therapy.
She is currently the Chair of the Steering Committee of Art4Life – an initiative of the Lagos State Ministry of Health established to introduce art and the practice of art into the entire healthcare process.
Sponsored by Department of History Polenberg Fund and the Public History Initiative