Emeka Ogboh

Monday morning in Lagos


When did you start working with sound, and who were your references at the time?

I started recording and working with sound in 2008. Field recording and soundscapes proponents like Bill Murray Schaffer, Bernie Krause, and Bill Fontana were some of my references then.

During Helicotrema 2016, you will present Monday Morning in Lagos (2012). Could you say something about the piece?

Monday Morning in Lagos inserts the listener as a passenger in a Danfo bus on a Monday morning in a Lagos bus station. The audio was recorded inside the bus while waiting for it to fill up with passengers before departure. The audio features the bus conductor, a young beggar, bus passengers, hawkers and the ensuing banter amongst them.