ICONIC, YES. BUT, VICTOR UWAIFO WAS NOT JUST ABOUT MUSIC…

Music may have made Victor Uwaifo famous, but his restless creativity found its expressions through other mediums, which included the visual arts. Okechukwu Uwaezuoke reports TRIBUTE Sometime in 1967… An eerie moonlit night at the Bar Beach in Victoria Island provided the ideal mise en scène for an otherworldly encounter. Victor Efosa Uwaifo, then working in the graphics department …

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YUSUF GRILLO’S LESSONS IN VALUES AND DILIGENCE 

Even renowned for his lustrous achievements as he was in the art scene, Yusuf Grillo, who passed away four months shy of his 87th birthday, was a model of discipline and modesty, says Okechukwu Uwaezuoke  TRIBUTE Some called him a master. Many even eulogised him as a “master of masters”. But the man, who would have …

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IBE ANANABA’S VISUAL SONGS OF COURAGE

With his latest body of works, featuring at an ongoing exhibition in Lagos, Ibe Ananaba takes the viewers’ gaze beyond the gloominess of the present times as he offers hopes for a brighter future. Okechukwu Uwaezuoke reports LEGENDS If ever a situation qualified as custom-made for introspection, it would be the government-imposed lockdown in response …

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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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