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„When you are in an environment like Lagos, you need a connection to something higher …”

Adé Bantu in Conversation with Sabrina Dittus, 2013

Sabrina Dittus: Are you religious?

Adé Bantu: I am religious. Spirituality is very, very important to me. I think when you are in a very volatile environment like Lagos, you have to connect to something that is greater than you, to make…to bring in meaning. When you are in an environment like you are in that is very volatile as Lagos is, you need some spirituality, some connection to something higher than you to make meaning out of all the madness around you, so definitely, I am spiritual but I am not affiliated to organized religion. So I do not have anything to do with the church, or with Islam. I am more connected to my Yoruba religion which is indigenous religion.


Interview in Lagos anlässlich meines Films: Stadtgebete. Die Neuerfindung der Religion in der Stadt (2012)

Das ganze Interview zum Nachlesen in: Jochen Becker, Katrin Klingan, Stephan Lanz, Kathrin Wildner (eds.): Global Prayers. Contemporary Manifestations of the Religious in the City – metroZones 13