WITH ART, DAMILOLA OPEDUN SOWS SEEDS OF HOPE IN MAKOKO…

Since his first visit to the Lagos waterfront slum community Makoko in 2014, Damilola Opedun has remained resolute in his commitment to imparting art skills to its children. Okechukwu Uwaezuoke reports ART-ICLES Jacob might just as well be any of the many nondescript teenage boys flitting about the Makoko community. Could that be why Damilola …

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BENEATH THE CONCEPTUAL TANGLE OF OZIOMA ONUZULIKE’S MUSINGS

In an ongoing solo exhibition in a Lagos-based art space, the University of Nigeria, Nsukka-based Ozioma Onuzulike breathes new life into time-worn themes with the deft manipulation of his trademark mediums. Okechukwu Uwaezuoke reports ART-LOGUE Trust Ozioma Onuzulike to leave behind a trail of nuggets at each of his career’s many eureka moments, which – more often …

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HOPE, OMOOBA SHYLLON SEES, IN THE SIGNS OF THE TIMES

For Africa’s leading renowned art collector Omooba Yemisi Shyllon, it’s not all gloom and doom in the visual arts scene. The future glimmers with opportunities and promise, he tells Okechukwu Uwaezuoke ART-ICLES Here is the first rule before Omooba Yemisi Shyllon’s stately presence: the interviewer, poised with his pen and notebook, must have his wits …

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A WHIFF OF DOTUN POPOOLA’S METALLIC ACTIVISM

Metal-sculptor Dotun Popoola, known for his successful career in turning metal scraps into priceless sculptures, is set to regale aficionados with 13 works in his long-anticipated solo outing. Okechukwu Uwaezuoke writes ART-ICLES “Against all odds,” should be Dotun Popoola’s Metala’s real mantra. Conceived about a year ago, this solo exhibition, which opens on Saturday, December …

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IN A NOD TO THESE DESPERATE TIMES, LIMCAF OPTS FOR A WEBINAR

Unable to physically host its much looked-forward-to grand finale and awards night this year, the organisers of the Life in My City Art Festival have embraced an online option for the festival’s this year’s edition, which holds on Saturday, December 12. Okechukwu Uwaezuoke reports ART-ICLES For all its legendary resilience as Nigeria’s longest-running art event, …

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