The footprint of the MOWAA Campus is the heart of the historic core of Benin City and is bounded by the ruins of the ancient empire’s earthen wall monuments.
Set against wider conservation efforts, the regenerated neighbourhood will highlight the sophisticated past of this 1000-year city and host a thriving community of scholars and artists-in-residence, serviced by exhibition, performance, and production spaces.
Positioned within Benin City in Edo State, Nigeria, it is about a 30- minute flight/3 hour drive from Lagos and is one of Nigeria’s key transportation hubs. Edo State is striving to build its capital as an affordable, liveable city that is catered for cultural and digital industries and academia.
Responding to local realities and opportunities, MOWAA aims to achieve tangible, scalable impact in the form of jobs, tourist attractions, and magnified visibility for West Africa’s globally marketable brands and knowledge products.