Change: with Coby Sey in the studio
Change takes time. We take our time with this version of 'Change'.
Back from the Future
If we don't imagine, we won't get the future we imagined.
AKA Coby-Sohukwu in the studio
Coby Sey came to visit. He left home to come home.
Chicoco Elevator Pitch
What we're about, in our own words, in one minute.
Looking For Blood
Through the pandemic, some are looking for blood.
Black Market: Night Creatures
Back market blues: sometimes to understand a city, you need music.
Afro-urban superhero league: regenerating Nigeria's oil capital is a superhuman task.
Igbo and Beer
Port Harcourt is hard. Music is the weapon.
Cities Yet To Come
Urban Futures: The nightmare we imagined we wanted.
Angala Community Ep.12: Vigilantes and Police
Money Stolen. Protests planned. Vigilantes out. Where are the police? Tune in!
Kpofire: The Burning Economy
In the informal oil economy, market volatility involves actuals flames.
What these children saw, when they close their eyes, they still see.
Never Expect Power Always
National Electric Power Authority, AKA: Never Expect Power Always
Angala Community Ep.11: Time Don Reach
What's more important than a young woman's education? Who's learnt what?
Daily enterprises of survival meet city task-force: we hustle-hustle, they chop-chop
They painted red crosses on the walls. Then they bulldozed Martha's neighbourhood.
Naadaa’s Story Pt .1
After the bulldozers: for many, the struggle is only just beginning.
Angala Community Ep.10: Fruits of My Labour
Marriage celebrations; criminal investigations; someone has trouble breathing. Tune in!
Egede: Before and After
My house stood here. My daughter's shoe marked the spot. One shoe.
The Yam Zone Assignment
Was a man killed? Is the governor implicated? The Yam Zone Assignment.
This is Not a Natural Disaster
Bulldozers rolled like a tsunami, but this is not a natural disaster.
Angala Community Ep.9: Under My Roof
How will evidence of police corruption change the story?
On the Map
Better to be on the map before we're wiped off it.
Vigilantes and police: who is keeping who safe?
Lekki Girl: where did mama poo?
Walk 20mins to a toilet hanging over the water. A childhood adventure.
Angala Community Ep.8: Super Policing
The community rebuilds after demolition. Cecilia and Jesse pursue their investigation.
A beautiful morning: sun shining; music in the air; bullets flying.
One night from a year of contagion and conflagration in Port Harcourt
Angala Community Ep.7: Cobweb
Boys still in the cells. The search for evidence is on.
No Agreement Today
A song of the sister, a feminist interrogation of contemporary Nigerian society.
Music in the air. And soot. But Slim D doesn't choke.
Public health policy or photo opportunity: marriage monitoring in viral times.
Angala Community Ep.6: Wey We Dey
Rubble at our feet. Children in jail. Lawyer Ngowari has a plan.
Sex Work, Pandemic and Police
An accelerating pandemic. Violent police impunity. Sex-workers struggle to make a living.
In the streets, struggling to reimagine Nigeria. Some paid with their lives.
Angala Community Ep.5: No Escape
Too much drama. It's no game. Victory and disaster in a day.
Never Too Old
You are never too old to be the target of police extortion.
School's closed, but the holiday's not a holiday if it never ends.
Angala Community Ep.4: Bad Market
Police treat people like cash machines. Then people talk back.
Reading in the Dark PT.2
We read in the vanishing light. It will be dark till dawn.
With schools closing, some students are opening businesses
Angala Community Ep.3: Cell Show
After the mass-arrests, friends can't find him: Jesse's in a dark place.
Some thieves are billionaires. Others rob those as poor as they are.
Free Ride PT.1
There's no such thing as a free ride in pandemic Port Harcourt
Angala Community Ep.2: Human Left!
We stand up for our rights. Get slapped down. Get back up!
Behind the Wall
Martha speaks of life behind the wall. Before lockdown. And after.
We Can’t Breathe Here Either
As a virus attacks the lungs, our dark air becomes deadlier.
Angala Community Ep.1: Dey Hot!
Angala Community episode one: fire and police sweep through the community.
6AM Bulldozer: Pushback Talks
We love the film, we love the podcast. Now we're on it!
Most Wanted and Their Crimes
You were arrested for having tinted hair, tortured for having an iPhone
Angala Community: Soon
The song that starts the story. Angala Community radio drama coming soon.
Written for his brother in unlawful detention. Better to shout than shoot.
The taser-powered taskforce terrorised market-goers through the day. At night, vampire-shoppers roamed
Dead on the Spot
Soldiers on the streets: virus not the only threat to life.
Pandemic Timeline: October
A corona chronicle of October: the numbers, decisions and consequences
Reading in the Dark PT.1
We can't take the light for granted. Nothing beautiful here is easy
Letter From Moses
Tortured. Sentenced to death. Freed after popular campaigning. Continue the struggle.
#EndSARS: Somebody’s Brother
End police brutality. Start now. Watch this. Share this.
Welcome To Viral Times
An audio-manifesto. This is not science-fiction. Not the news. Tune in!
Pandemic Timeline: September
A corona chronicle of September: the numbers, decisions and consequences
Chicoco Crew: Covering Corona
Stories of the storytellers: they cover a changed world from their hoods
Nobody Knows (2020)
In uncertain times, fraught with risk, Osom's still making music that matters
As schools shut down, kids open their own
An audio-cartoon of a city where food is scarce and tempers short
Who and Where We Are
We have surveyed the city. Here we survey ourselves
Pandemic Timeline: August
A corona chronicle of August: the numbers, decisions and consequences
Small Potatoes and the Great Unmasking
Our correspondent battles between losing her mask or losing her faith
24hrs, 24 stations: global viral transmission of a good kind
In the dark times, will there be singing? Trap for our time
Viral Fashion: On Mask
Local tailors get creative with the newest must-have accessory of our time
Now Squat-to-Pee bosses over the Buffon! 'I can do it!'
Pandemic Timeline: July
A corona chronicle of July: the numbers, decisions and consequences
Chicoco Space: Building Together
How to imagine and build together in a time of social distance
A climate emergency and a global pandemic: a song for our days
Closed Borders, Open Wallets
As the borders close, police force people to open their wallets
Denny on her bike with her guitar through wonderland
An audio-journey into strange worlds of corona-conspiracy and potentially deadly nonsense
Pandemic Timeline: June
A corona chronicle of June: the numbers, decisions and consequences
The sirens we hear in Port Harcourt are not ambulances. Listen up!
Bad Hood Good Market
Lockdowns turn perceptions upside-down: bad hoods become good markets
Distance Learning at a Social Distance
The digital divide has never been deeper as the pandemic disrupts education
Silent Motor Parks and Rising Fares
The motor park falls silent as tensions and fares rise.
Closing Creek Road Market
Market closures cause pain. Then they open again.
Pandemic Timeline: May
A corona chronicle of May: the numbers, decisions and consequences
Solidarity is the vaccine for global inequality. A shot in song
Under the Sun
A mother, a medical emergency and the military
A song about sexual violence, breaking the silence and taking back control
Mapping Migrating Markets
Markets matter. We map them as they mutate and move
Fight For Noodles
Emmanuel tells of his struggle for government relief instant noodles
Waka Pass Your Window
The city through windows: we look in at you looking out
New Markets in Okujagu
The governor said, 'Go hungry and live'. A difficult order to follow
Pandemic Timeline: April
A corona chronicle of April: the numbers, decisions and consequences
People Pay The Price
Some police see lockdowns as commercial opportunity. Ordinary people pay the price
Frozen Foods And Burning Oil
How local businesses and informal economies are adapting
A kids’-eye view of their city under lockdown: touching and terrifying
Rush Hour at Midnight Slaughter
Nocturnal economies: secret slaughterhouses feeding the city
Between the Task Force, Hunger and Disease
Forced to chose between hunger or exposure to disease and taskforce violence
Across the Border on Foot
Medical logic stops at the border. Howell's nonstop on the guitar
The Cost of Social Distance
Social distance does not come cheap. We count the costs
Through lockdown many are locked into violence. Millie's story brings this home
The Hunger Virus
Food insecurity during a pandemic reveals deep inequalities
What gets spoilt when officials forget who and why they serve
Sunday Morning in Okujagu
Sunday morning in Okujagu doesn't sound like Sunday morning anymore
Pandemic Timeline: March
A corona chronicle of March: the numbers, decisions and consequences
Over the water, across the city, through our streets: Viral Times