I am Tony G. C. Akudinobi, Founder/Creator Hammerhead Ethnika and Convener of African Designs Round Table.
I am a visual thinker, poet, musician…Every man lives within the context of his definitions and some of mine are:

  • Designs are creative manipulations of life.
  • Beauty is an object shinning in interactive light escalating in exactitude losing physicality to be.
  • Every object carries in its being and presence a force beheld as light shining in the dialogue of its existence.
  • The direction and dimension of designs are like inputs in the brain of a child, which forms in learning and perception but grows with the courage of applications in quest and conquest. The child challenges: The man designs: Or any way round.

I have become a part of this manifestation crystallizing in these objects.

In the course of physicalizing this manifestation (energy flow), I have come to acquire space, silence, man, deep thinking and love to harvest these fruits of creative manifestation of life and life forms. These activities have brought other men, thinkers, who have lent their energy to build and grow.

To these men, some are with me on African Design Roundtable: Prof. E. J. Allagoa (Chairman), Prof Frank Ugiomoh, Prof Alabo Derefaka, Chike Amene – The Awakened Africa, Jackie Kobani, Perrin Oglafa, IB Erekosima.

To those who fetched from the stream to water the tree of Hammerhead: Ebele Okoye, Jackie Kobani, Uchechukwu James-lroha, Marcia Kure, Chiemeka Ozumba and Nsikak Essien, who was there at the planting and always.

This union called Hammerhead Ethnika! We have grown into a 10,000 square feet of space, gifted and skilled craftsmen; concentrated supervision and the creation of these objects.

I have a dream that one day, and that day is now, that every person who acquires any of these objects will find an everlasting dialogue of friendship and creative manipulation of existence into a lifestyle defined on his or her own terms in the now and always.

This is my vision, mission…