12 Facts You Need to Know About Terra Kulture

Get to know Nigeria's leading language, arts and cultural centre.

By Terra Kulture

Terra Kulture Documentary (2017) by BAP ProductionsOriginal Source: Terra Kulture

Welcome to Terra Kulture
Terra Kulture is an educational and recreational organization set up in 2003 to promote the richness and diversity of Nigerian languages, arts and culture.

Here are 12 facts you need to know about Terra Kulture.

Nigeria's epicentre of culture
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#1: Nigeria's epicentre of culture.
Founded in 2003 and cited on over 2000sq meters, Terra Kulture is Nigeria’s first and foremost art, culture, lifestyle and educational centre.

A passion for arts
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#2: A passion for arts
Terra Kulture has organized over 300 art exhibitions, 140 plays and over 70 book readings. Also, more than 30,000 people have visited Terra Kulture on school tours, excursions or attended its Nigerian language classes.

The Terra Kulture Food Lounge (2019) by BAP ProductionsOriginal Source: Terra Kulture

Sustainable solutions
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#3: Sustainable solutions
Terra Kulture's Food Lounge is the longest serving African Restaurant in Nigeria. The chairs and tables used in the restaurant are all works of art carved out of trees felled from the very land upon which the restaurant has stood from 2004 till date.

Nigeria's first multipurpose theatre
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#4: Nigeria's first multipurpose theatre
Terra Kulture Arena is the first privately-owned modern state-of-the-art multipurpose theatre in Nigeria.

Terra Kulture Braille Menu (2019) by BAP ProductionsOriginal Source: Terra Kulture

All inclusive quality service
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#5: All inclusive quality service
Terra Kulture's Food Lounge introduced menus in braille aiding the visually impaired in having a quality dining experience.

Cast and Crew at the Shaw Theatre for Wakaa (2016) by BAP ProductionsOriginal Source: Terra Kulture

First Nigerian production company to perform in London
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#6: First Nigerian production company to perform in London
Terra Kulture is home to the Powerhouse theatre & movie Production company, BAP Productions. BAP Productions is the first Nigerian Production Company to perform at the London West End & Shaw Theatres.

The cast pose on stage before their debut performance (2017-12-01)Terra Kulture

#7: 'Fela’s Republic and The Kalakuta Queens' musical
BAP Productions brought to life the legendary Afrobeats Icon and activist, Fela Kuti in the “Fela’s Republic and The Kalakuta Queens” musical. This globally acclaimed musical has gone on to become the biggest out of West Africa having had over 120,000 people watch it and being shown in Lagos, Cairo and down south in Pretoria between 2017 and 2020.

Moremi Ajasoro! (2018) by BAP ProductionsOriginal Source: Terra Kulture

#8: A theatrical landmark in the Nigerian theatre history
“Moremi the Musical” tells the story of the 12th century Yoruba legend Queen who liberated the people of Ife from the grasp of their enemies.

Party Time (2019) by damola adepojuTerra Kulture

#9: One of two auction houses in Nigeria
In 2009 Terra Kulture established the Terra Kulture Auction house, one of only 2 art auction houses in Nigeria. The Auction House has organized numerous art auctions in Lagos and Abuja. The rest of the Centre is comprised of the Nigerian language and craft school, reading and documentation centre, food lounge, the Terra art gallery and the Terra Arena a multipurpose Theatre.

Cooking Lesson (2009) by BAP ProductionsOriginal Source: Terra Kulture

Get a taste of Nigeria
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#10: Get a taste of Nigeria
The Terra Kulture language School offers cooking classes for children. They are taught to use their senses and heritage to make incredible meals. Here they are pictured making moi moi.

Bolanle Austen-Peters interviews Wole Soyinka (2014) by BAP ProductionsOriginal Source: Terra Kulture

Promoting literature and writers
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#11: Promoting literature and writers
A champion of all languages, Terra Kulture organises book readings and signings. To mention a few: Wole Soyinka, Chinua Achebe, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Seffi Atta, Dayo Adedayo.

2Baba at Trace Live (2019) by BAP ProductionsOriginal Source: Terra Kulture

#12: Celebrities at Terra Kulture
Terra has attracted visits from internationally recognized personalities such as Femi Kuti, Roberto Cavalli, Forest Whitaker, Ben Stiller, Anthony Joshua, Richard Quest, Rio Ferdinand, John Gboyega, Wole Soyinka, Reekado Banks, Kizz Daniel, Teni and many diplomats and highly placed local and foreign Government functionaries.

Terra Kulture at 10 (2014) by BAP ProductionsOriginal Source: Terra Kulture

We look forward to welcoming you
We invite you to visit us and experience the best of Nigerian art and culture.

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