In this second instalment of a continuing series of dispatches from the road, PELU AWOFESO shares some of the spectacular stories that makes Nigeria’s South-West region a cultural hotspot

CURATORS Emmanuel and James were standing outside the Owo museum of Antiquities when I walked in that Wednesday morning at ten; some of the other staff members were also around somewhere, unable to work in their offices because there was a power cut. The resulting darkness also meant that I couldn’t be taken through the exhibition galleries, which was the reason I was visiting.