MUSING AT CROSSROADS IN UNCERTAIN TIMES

Two Abuja-based artists, Obi Nwaegbe and Chinedu Onuigbo relive their experiences during the coronavirus pandemic-induced lockdown in an exhibition that opens in the federal capital city on December 3, Okechukwu Uwaezuoke reports ART-ICLES Even with its troubles, Obi Nwaegbe believes the year 2020 deserves a memorable ending. Indeed, something undeniably befuddling about the year evokes …

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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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ART, FOR ANEHITA ALETOR, SYMBOLISES GRATITUDE TO HER CREATOR

Reverting to her long-abandoned childhood passion has launched Anehita Aletor on the path of fulfilment and self-actualisation, she tells Okechukwu Uwaezuoke ART-LOGUE Those magical moments in her mother’s studio come flooding back with the memories of Anehita Gloria Aletor’s childhood years. For that was the place where her love for art was first nurtured. “It …

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FROM LAGOS TO PRETORIA, THEY LOVE FELA AND HIS WOMEN…

Bolanle Austen-Peters Production’s high-octane musical based on the lives the women, who eventually became Fela’s wives, premieres on YouTube on September 7 in a first-of-its-kind collaboration with South African State Theatre. Okechukwu Uwaezuoke reports DRAMA Beyond its expected coup d’oeil at the anti-establishment world of the Kalakuta Republic, Bolanle Austen-Peters Productions’ Fela and His Kalakuta …

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