“It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves”

-William Shakespeare

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This month’s theme
This summer, Illino is exploring the theme of Youth in Nigeria. Through a historical analysis of the role of youth in traditional Nigerian society, and a series of targeted events, we hope to encourage youth to participate more actively in Nigeria’s development. Read more about our events for this month


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In the spirit of the FIFA world cup, “The Year ‘Fore 59” by Henrie Adesina is a story which depicts the uniting power of football.
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Tomisin Akinwunmi is a product design undergraduate, who loves seafood, getting lost in YouTube and Designing product covers. She is the CEO and Founder of Lucid Lemons – an e-platform for like-minded young individuals to come together and exchange views on real issues. Her mantra : Stay up!
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We have just changed our name from The Perspective Movement to Illino Cultural Association!

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About Us

Illino Cultural Association is a youth-driven organization which aims to promote the study, preservation and innovative use of Nigerian culture. At Illino, we believe that the indigenous culture is invaluable in national development: we use cultural studies to mould nationalist ideals and therefore a united identity, as well as to inspire sustainable innovation. Through our work, we look to create a Nigeria where culture, unity and sustainable innovation work hand-in-hand.

Our Mission & Vision Statement.

Illuminate, Inspire, Innovate.

To use art to illuminate the beauty in Nigerian culture; to inspire Nigerian youth to engage themselves with the advancement of the country through cultural and leadership education; to work towards influencing culturally-informed sustainable development in Nigeria.

What we do




We are comitted to the study, preservation and innovative use of Nigerian culture. Our team has created a research-based creative arts program, through which we create narratives that entertain youth while educating them on indigenous culture.

Our Co-Curricular Activity


We are launching our revised co-curricular program which allows youth to explore the interaction between indigenous culture, entrepreneurship and innovation.

Our Voluntary Organization

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We are working to tie of other youth-driven groups in Lagos together under one voluntary association. We are strongly encouraged by these groups and their work, and we believe that together, we can push each other much further in excellence.




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