Ochai Ogaba Seed Awards recipient

Ochai Ogaba Profile
MG 0817


  • Indigenous rights
  • Gender equality
  • Free expression/civil society
  • Reexamining history


  • Photography
  • Artistic Research
  • Dance


  • Nigeria
Ochai Ogaba is a dancer, choreographer, and photographer based in Kaduna State, Nigeria. He is the founder and creative director of Mud Art Dance Company. In his practice, he uses dance and photography to tell stories that highlight the history, culture, heritage, and daily lives of the people in the northern region of Nigeria. Ochai is driven by the passion to heal and create safe spaces from sectarian wars and terrorism in Northern Nigeria, using the arts and culture as a tool to build a peaceful and cohesive Nigerian society.