LATE physicist and novelist, Elechi Amadi, is best known for his play, Isiburu, a warrior character and wrestler and his famed exploits in that sport in ancient times. Performance of the play formed part of activities held to celebrate Amadi’s passing last year in Port Harcourt, aged 82. But Peppersoup is obviously Amadi’s less known…
For Adaora, life’s journey pours out in colours of emotion
Zinno Orara did not have the wealth of Mughali Emperor, Shah Jahan, who built one of the ‘Seven Wonders of the Modern World’, The Taj Mahal at Agra, India, in memory of his late wife, Mumtaz. But the Nigerian artist shares similar emotion with the 15th century Mughali ruler: it is the same profound love…
On paper, Fadugba’s strokes separate ‘Value’, ‘Worth
Five years after Modupeola Fadugba quietly entered the Lagos art scene, she is back, releasing her energy of contemporary expression onto the soft surface of burned papers. Fadugba had announced her presence when she picked the Outstanding Production prize for a structural design and game installation at African Artists Foundation (AAF), National Art Competition in…
Lyno World, NYSC hold art exhibition
Lyno World, an art based organisation in collaboration with the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development ...
Absolut lights up Art X 2017
Despite the challenging times we live in, Absolut has seen that this generation remains positive and believes that tomorrow will be better.
Alatise's 'Alter Native Artists Initiative' boosts art residency
Support for artists, at local and international levels, gets a boost with a new platform known as Alter Native Artists Initiative (A.N.A.I.). It's a non-profit outlet for the visual arts in Nigeria, founded by artist and architect, Peju Alatise.
Igbinovia… A woman walking the path of the print master
Igbinovia Omon Sophia graduated from Federal Polytechnic, Auchi, in Edo State, Fine Art. Thereafter, she honed her skills at the feet of Africa’s print master, Bruce Onobrakpeya.
On statues and public appreciation
It is in the light of this that many see the new sculptures, whether that of Awolowo, or the Afrobeat legend as a reflection of the governor’s recognition of Nigerian legends and the need to preserve same.
Afegbua picks LIMCAF 2017 grand prize in Enugu
On Friday, one of the off events, ‘The 7th Peter Areh Lecture on Art and Cultural Enterprise,’ sponsored by Prof. Krydz Ikwuemesi, had professionals in the art discussing the theme ‘Building A National Collection in Nigeria.’