EVEN WITH COVID-19, LIMCAF REMAINS RESILIENT

After last year’s suspension of its 14th edition last due to the restrictions imposed because of the pandemic, Life in My City Art Festival resumes this year as an online competition.  Okechukwu Uwaezuoke reports ARTICLES Not even the unforeseen obtrusion of the last year’s COVID-19 scare can deny the Life in My City Art Festival – more …

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ADA UDECHUKWU’S SPONTANEOUS DOODLES OF MEMORIES 

A solo exhibition at The Wheatbaker in Ikoyi, Lagos, heralds Ada Udechukwu’s homecoming to the local art scene, where she began her creative journey. Okechukwu Uwaezuoke reports  ARTICLES Since Ada Udechukwu dropped off the contemporary Nigerian art scene’s radar decades ago, her name has continued to lurk somewhere in the inner recesses of the industry’s memory. Could …

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YINKA FISHER’S DELIGHTFUL PACKAGE OF UNEARTHED HIDDEN TREASURES

A hardcover book, which offers a well-curated visual feast of artworks owned by the Lagos-based art collector Yinka Fisher, was recently launched at a virtual event hosted by the Spanish Embassy in Abuja. Okechukwu Uwaezuoke reports VISUAL ARTS Isn’t it gratifying that – even in these dire times – so much enthusiasm swirls around a book on …

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KANYE’S REALLY GOT SO MUCH TO SAY

Buoyed by his prodigious artistic skills, Kanyeyachukwu (more often known as Kanye) expresses himself in bright colourful spurts of illumination and earns the laurel as the poster child for the advocacy for autism, Okechukwu Uwaezuoke reports ARTICLES Years of hogging the limelight should, by now, have inscribed Kanye’s name in flaming letters into the art …

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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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