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Victor Ehikhamenor

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Victor Ehikhamenor is an award winning Nigerian artist, photographer and writer. Ehikhamenor has been prolific in producing abstract, symbolic and politically motivated works with unmistakable ties to his old Benin Kingdom background. His works are influenced by duality of African traditional religion and the interception of Western beliefs,  memories and nostalgia. His symbols and motifs are reminiscent of his childhood village shrines art. As a writer he has published numerous fiction and critical essays with academic journals, mainstream magazines and newspapers round the world including New York Times, BBC, CNN Online, Washington Post, Farafina, AGNI magazine, Wasafiri magazine and others.

Ehikhamenor has designed many newspapers and magazines, he was the creative director of the defunt Next newspaper and one time CEO/Editor-In-Chief of Daily Times Nigeria. He has also designed book covers for award winning authors like Chimamanda Adichie, Helon Habila, Toni Kan, Chika Unigwe, Chude Jideonwo, Lola Shoneyin and many others. And in 2013 he collaborated with the celebrated Nigerian fashion designer Ituen Basi to create the Ekemini collection.
His book EXCUSE ME!, a satirical creative non-fiction view of life as a Nigerian both at home and abroad is a recommended text in two Nigerian universities.


Articles by Victor Ehikhamenor