New Book, Àsàké, Documents Treasured African Artworks
Documenting the rich heritage and culture of Africa was the theme of the Asake Book launch which held at the Thought Pyramid Art Centre, Lagos on Friday, 26th of March, 2020.
The book, “Àsàké: Chronicles of Treasure”, is a collection of art works by Dr Akintoye Akindele, DBA, CFA, Chairman, Platform Capital Group.
Dr Akindele who has collected over 600 artworks from 1998 said the book was born out of the need to document art as a form of the African narrative.
“We need to tell our story so that the next generation would know the right place to go. They can walk tall around the world knowing we have a story to tell,” Dr Akindele said.
“It is about telling our story through the art of our creative works, whether it is music, art or dance. Asake is not about art alone, it is about our history, tradition, oriki and music.”
The book features about 200 carefully selected works of prominent Nigerian and Pan-African artists.
Dr Akindele also revealed that all the artworks would be donated to a museum in the university of Lagos.
Speaking to the Guardian, he said: “We at Platform, we are building a museum for the university of Lagos, it would be open by July. That museum would not only have a lot of our history and arts, it would also document some of our artworks.”