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8 Jul
The Nigerian Government has demanded a full and unconditional return of 1,130 Benin Bronzes looted from the African nation in the 19th century and domiciled in German museums. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, made the demand in Berlin, Germany, on Wednesday, during separate meetings with the German Minister of State for…
30 May
The artist Suraj Adekola, whose career development has gone through transition, has assembled an oeuvre of paintings to celebrate this growth.
30 May
The artists, Sukanthy Egharevba and Clem Akpang, both based in Calabar, the Cross River State capital, recently thrilled their audiences in an exhibition titled, Creolisation.
23 May
Orisun Art Gallery, Abuja, recently, played host to the Nobel laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka. The gathering, which was organised for the reading of his new books — Chronicles of the Happiest People on Earth...
23 May
Recently, members and friends of the Society for Art Collection (SARTCOL) visited Engr. Ibikunle Dashur’s private gallery and studio located on Lakowe Lakes and Resort, Lakowe, Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos for what could be likened to ‘arts immersion’.
21 Feb
Women in Nigerian visual arts sector have suffered under-representation. In fact, the ratio of male to female artists in Nigeria is imbalanced in favour of men.
31 Jan
Three years after Vivid Exclusive Art Gallery made its entry into Lagos creative environment, another outlet just opened within the same Lekki axis of the first space.
31 Jan
Of all the Yoruba textile creations, adire, literally that-which-is tied-and-dyed, is the most decorative. The Yoruba produce ofi, sanyan, kijipa and many others, but none accommodates the descriptive and expressive fibre...
21 Jan
If there is any important lesson for humans to take away from the COVID-19 challenge, it is that a little bit of kindness can help our collective good.
3 Jan
Stakeholders in the creative industry have tasked the National Assembly to give priority attention to the speedy passage of the new bill seeking to amend the National Gallery of Art (NGA) establishment act.
20 Dec 2020
Burj Khalifa-Emaar is calling on emerging designers, light and 3D mapping artists across the globe to submit their works for Light Up Show and also to be displayed on the facade of the Burj Khalifa
20 Dec 2020
Adeola Balogun, Fidelis Eze Odogwu, Steve Ekpenisi, Abinoro Akporode Collins, and Dotun Popoola, individually, have been interrogating welded metal art in Nigeria over the years. Currently, these artists have a common space to help their desire to raise the bar in sculpture, specifically, welded metal art. The common space, perhaps, the first in Nigeria’s gathering…
20 Dec 2020
A new art space, Affinity Art Gallery, has opened in Lagos. The unveiling was marked with an inaugural group show, titled, The Opening. The formal opening held on December 6, 2020, while the group show will run till January 15, 2021. Notable artists whose works are showing include, Sam Ovraiti, Rufus Ogundele, Tony Enebeli, Jimoh…

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