A TOAST TO DANIEL AJALA’S CORPS PRECEPTS

A recent video, featuring some of Daniel Awoseni Ajala’s young ballet students, expresses support for the nationwide anti-police brutality protests and returns him to the dance community’s consciousness, months after a viral video of one of his students dancing barefoot in the rain, Okechukwu Uwaezuoke reports DANCE There are six very young ballet dancers, one …

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A MANTRA, SPIRITUALITY BECAME FOR DAMILOLA OPEDUN

A religious upbringing under the watch of a devout evangelical preacher mother prepared the Lagos-based Damilola Opedun for an art practice based on spirituality, writes Okechukwu Uwaezuoke ART-LOGUE Phobia and Makovenice – names that the two series Damilola Moses Opedun is currently working on pithily bear – attest to the fecundity of an artist’s mind …

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RELIVING ABAYOMI BARBER’S PRICELESS MEMORIES IN BRONZE

Sculptures, which were found decaying in Abayomi Barber’s storage room, have eventually been converted to bronze works for the delectation of aficionados, Okechukwu Uwaezuoke writes LEGENDS Years of being abandoned for so long in a store, along with many other items, had taken a toll on the sculptures. These sculptures, which were produced over decades …

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COLOURFUL GLIMPSES OF NIGERIA’S SARTORIAL HISTORY

A commemorative exhibition, organised by the Lagos-based Terra Kulture in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture, seeks to reconstruct the Nigerian identity through the dress codes of its diverse cultural groups in the pre-independence years. Okechukwu Uwaezuoke reports ARTICLES With its lustrous cultural credentials, Terra Kulture seems best positioned – as the …

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