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Online platform to showcase African art unveiled in Edo

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As part of efforts geared towards making investors interested in African arts, the

[FILE] Benin City, Edo State. PHOTO: getgripng.com

has launched its online platform tagged, Elikiba.com.

Founder of the platform, Mr. Ebiuwa Evbuomwan, said the foundation had partnered Benin bronze casters guild in Edo State to showcase African arts and tell their stories.

Ebiuwa stated this at the Elikiba Art show, auctions and fair held in Benin City, which according to him is an exclusive forum for art collectors and artists, including painters and sculptors.

Speaking with The Guardian, Secretary of Benin bronze casters, Eric Ogbemudia, said art is the creative mind that God has given to mankind.

He urged Nigerians to dismiss the wrong notion about African arts, adding, “it is a thing to treasure”.

The best and rarest of Benin bronze sculptures were on display, and showcased to hundreds of guests, which included, a Dutch photojournalist with Panos Pictures London, Mr. Petterik Wiggers.


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