Dr. Newton Jibunoh is the founder of DIDI Museum, Lagos. The museum has played a pivotal role in bringing Nigerian art to where the global arena is today. Popularly known as the Desert Warrior, he has crossed the Sahara Desert (London to Lagos) three times. He embarked on two solo expeditions in 1966 and 2000…
2 Aug 2020
Nigeria has been at the forefront of cultural awareness for a while, drawing the attention of the world, especially when the arts and artists are involved. One of the major reasons why this shift has happened in recent times could be attributed to the work of pioneer artists like Bruce Onobrakpeya, Ben Enwonwu and Aina…
22 Dec 2019
It was another historic gathering in Lagos for artists famously referred to as ‘Zaria Rebels’ in the Nigerian art parlance.
2 Oct 2019
Benson Omowafola 'Kasta' Tomoloju (fondly called Ben T) is a multi-talented artist and pioneer of arts and culture journalism in the country. He was at a time the Arts, and later, Deputy Editor of The Guardian.
8 May 2019
Master artist and father of the Nsukka Art School, Uche Okeke, would have turned 86 this year had he not passed away on January 5, 2016. On Tuesday April 30, 2019, the Ugoma Adegoke-led Bloom Arts, in concert with the Asele Institute and Iwalewa Books, gathered artists and thinkers, art collectors and enthusiasts, as well…
2 Dec 2018
When Nigerian modern art got its revered era in the 1960s, young artists who were then known as members of Zaria Art Society were among the shining stars. Between then and now, some of the young Turks of that era, trained at Nigerian College of Arts, Science and Technology (NCAST - now Ahmadu Bello University),…
13 Oct 2018
Ugoma Adegoke trained as an economist and corporate finance professional but is today, a creative entrepreneur, gallerist and foremost multi-arts curator. A tireless community builder, arts advocate, passionate art collector and taste-maker, she is the founding director and Chief Curator of Bloom Art, Lagos. In 2014, she originated an important art repatriation transaction that saw…
27 May 2018
The mastery of art, its period and space come into focus in celebration context. And as contentious as the mastery of art is, some artists - based on their period of practice - have risen above such debate.
2 Oct 2017
For being continuously recognised, home and abroad, as a distinguished artist, Onobrakpeya (born 1932), owes his resplendent career to quite a number of innovations he has introduced into the visual arts profession, specifically in the print genre.
13 Aug 2017
Other artists on the shortlist whose works are being exhibited are Akinrinola Hamed Abiodun, Djaku Kassi Nathalie (Lagos-based, Cameroon-born ceramist), Sotonye Jombo, Kessa Babatunde and Eni Bassey.
13 Aug 2017
Female Artists Association of Nigeria (FAAN), Southwest zone, in collaboration with Yaba College of Technology, is set to hold its maiden exhibition at Yusuf Grillo gallery, Yaba Tech, Lagos.
18 Jun 2017
Perhaps, oeuvre, retrospective and documentary are the appropriate words to describe the wall display of paintings at the exhibition organised to celebrate the 82nd birthday anniversary of one of Nigeria’s second generation modernists...