Saturday, 24 July 2021

For Gbemi Elekula, art, design go with ladies' sanitary culture

CEO of DreamHome, Gbemi Elekula.

FROM formal training in a construction discipline to five-year career in the financial sector, Gbemi Elekula was prepared, consciously or not, to be an entrepreneur. But neither the real estate, nor the financial sector would win her area of interest in adding value to Nigeria's business circle - the creative industry won. 

Saturday, 17 July 2021

Nigeria, Belgian art dealer for Int'l dispute resolution

Minister of  Information and Culrire, Lai Mohammed (middle); D-G, NCMM, Dr Aba Isa Tijani (right); and SA to the president (Media), Segun Adeyemi, during the briefing on Saturday.

TRANSBORDER trade in cultural objects may have another legal battle betw-een a state and art dealers over ownership claims as Nigeria attempts to recover its stolen artefacts from a foreign individual.

Thursday, 15 July 2021

How artists elected Sulaiman, Alabi 6 others in 'most transparent' process

Society of Nigerian Artists (SNA) President-elect, Muhammad Sulaiman. 

NEW executive members for Society of Nigerian Artists (SNA) have emerged after virtual election held on July 10, 2021. The Electoral Committee of SNA has described the process of the election as "most transparent."

Monday, 12 July 2021

Talent hunt encounter with Sound Sultan, 21 years ago

Pius Amolo, presenting 1st Prize to Sound Sultan at NISOFES 2000 Grand Finale, in Lagos. Pic: c/o NIsOFES.

IN the year that Olanrewaju Abdul-Ganiu Fasasi, known by his stage name Sound Sultan, released his debut single, he was one of the contestants at a 2000 edition talent hunt show Nigeria International Song Festival (NISOFES). Born on November 27, 1976, Sultan died July 11, 2021.

Sunday, 4 July 2021

Again, 'sole' presidential candidate for artists' body, SNA

Muhammad Sulaiman, a sole presidential candidate in SNA general elections 2021.

As the next congress of Society of Nigerian Artists (SNA) holds, virtually, on July 10, 2021, a sole candidate, Muhammad Sulaiman for the professi- onal body's office of the president seems like a concluded "arrangement."

Wednesday, 30 June 2021

Yaba Art Museum's 'Living Blue' for Nike Okundaye at 70

Chief (Mrs) Nike Okundaye and Chief Reuben Okundaye during the presentation of Living Blue at The Yaba Art Museum on Tuesday, June 2021. Pic: c/o of Yabatech.

IN honour of Chief Dr. Nike Okundaye àt 70, The Yaba Art Museum is currently showing Living Blue, an Archival retrospective, which opened on June 29 2021 and ending August 13. 

Sunday, 27 June 2021

Prof Layiwola as 2021 LSA Distinguished Scholar Award

Prof Peju Layiwola. Pic: c/o Adepeju Layiwola.

By Ganiyu Jimoh (Jimga)

The Lagos Studies Association (LSA) has announced Peju Layiwola, Professor of Art and Art History at the University of Lagos, as winner of the 2021 LSA Distinguished Scholar Award. 

Previous recipients of the award include Kristin Mann, Ayodeji Olukoju, and Jonathan Haynes. 

Saturday, 26 June 2021

'Makovenice'... Opedun's art, woven with humanity at Signature Beyond

From Damilola Opedun, a painting titled 'As Far As You Can See (oil on canvas, 48 X 48). Pic: c/o Signature Beyond Gallery'.

WHEN Damilola Opedun takes art followers in Lagos on painterly solution to alleviate diverse challenges, the artist will share his humanity passion with the larger society.

Monday, 21 June 2021

Orobator's book unmasks Pope Francis' leadership model in era of pandemic

The author, book, Dr. Agbonkhianmeghe Orobator and guests,  during the book launch in Lagos. Pic: c/o Simeon Mpamugoh.

By Simeon Mpamugoh 

GIVEN the fact that leadership quality is best measured during crisis, many leaders failed that test as seen in the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic. But Pope Francis was a leader who distinguished himself during the peak of the Coronavirus pandemic by creating a model for leadership in times of crisis in the sovereign of the Vatican City State. Pope Francis is the first Pope to be a member of the Society of Jesus (SJ).

Saturday, 19 June 2021

From abroad, fresh strokes of Agoruah's 'Finding Forever' texturise Lagos art

The Cool (acrylic on canvas, 40 x 48 inches, dated 2019), by Ugo Agoruah. Pic: c/o Toyin Bello,

AS the resilient Lagos culture landscape keeps flaunting its art hub status in Africa, fresh strokes of U.S-based Ugo Agoruah has brought new textures. With his style of painting in simplified form, Agoruah, on Friday, June 18, 2021, took art lovers in Lagos through his debut solo show titled Finding Forever at Nimbus Gallery, Ikoyi Lagos.Island.

Wednesday, 16 June 2021

'Reflections'... over Nollywood’s big players on shelf

Book cover of Reflections. Pic: c/o FAJ.

RELEASED on Tuesday, Femi Akintunde-Johnson's book titled Reflections had its digital version unveiled.

Sunday, 6 June 2021

Arthouse auctions Enwonwu’s The Leaf, other art pieces of modern, contemporary masters

A metal foil titled Sahelian Masquerade (147.5 x 239cm, dated 1988) by Bruce Onobrakpeya. Pic: c/o Arthouse Contemporary.

In its 26th edition of art auction, Lagos, Nigeria-based Arthouse Contemporary has announced 77 lots for sales. Taking place online on the popular Invaluable platform, bidding is still on   and closes on June 7, 2021, 6 pm (WAT).

Friday, 28 May 2021

With art of 'Infinite Growth', Adekola makes debut solo show

'Swinming in Joy' (acrylic and spray paint on canvas, 100 x 100cm) by Suraj Adekola.

In 14 years of post-training studio career, Suraj Adekola has developed his art through the landscape of vertical and linear shades of painting techniques. Currently, the artist has added some optical effects to his canvas.