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Peju Layiwola

13 Jun
Art, in Nigeria, no doubt, is experiencing an explosion. Once restricted to ‘underfunded departments’ on university and polytechnic campuses and ‘overly dedicated starving artists’, it has gradually...
15 May 2019
Art is often seen as a man’s world; with male artists dominating books and shows. In fact, the ratio of male to female artists in Nigeria tilts strongly in favour of men. In art schools, men are a majority of faculty members. Peju Layiwola is one of the few female artists defining the Nigerian art…
8 Apr 2018
Professor Peju Layiwola, Head, Department of Creative Arts, and Dr. Patrick Oloko, a senior lecturer in the Department of English, have been awarded the Rhodes Artist and Writer (RAW) Residency Fellowship Programme for 2018.
11 Mar 2018
I was born in Benin City to a Yoruba father from Lagos State, and an Edo Mother from Benin City. My father is Babatunde Olatokunbo Olowu from a lineage of wealthy and successful businessman from Idumagbo area of Lagos State.
7 Nov 2016
Princess Elizabeth Olowu, 77, sits on the sofa in her small living room, rubbing bronze sculptures with lemon juice to make them shine.
26 Oct 2016
The jury will be headed by Associate Professor of art history, University of Lagos, Dr. Peju Layiwola.

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