Sunday, 25 September 2022

Lagos' street slangs lifting Afrobeats, Afropop music, globally

Lagos, divided naturally, by waters into three: Mainland, Lagos Island and Victoria Island.

"Lagos is by far the most important town in West Africa," wrote Harold Bindloss, in 1898.

OVER 123 years after Bindloss made that statement in one of his books, Lagos is still the most important city in West Africa. In fact, in evolution of African musical contents, Lagos has created a strong cultural hub from where Africa, and the diaspora, in the past and currently, have attained global appreciation. 

Saturday, 17 September 2022

'Eve of 70 Life Drawing' with Mrs Modupe Ogunlesi

Two of the five artists, Lekan Onabanjo and Wallace Ejoh with Sitter, Modupe Ogunlesi in the background during the Life Drawing event... recently.

AS a medium in documenting events and celebrating iconic individuals, Art strengthened its core value, recently, in Lagos.

Wednesday, 14 September 2022

In Lagos, Dudu, Brown, Ohagwu show 'Figures & Colours'

'Sharing Formula Analysis' (oil on canvas, 43x48 inches, dated 2022),, by Stanley Dudu.

EXCLUSIVE panoply of oil and acrylic paintings, as well as mixed media works will be on display in an exhibition titled Figures and Colours, which opens on Saturday, September 24, showing till Sunday, 25, 2022, at Angels and Muse: 5, Sumbo Jibowu Street off Ribadu, Ikoyi, Lagos Island.

Thursday, 8 September 2022

At Omolayo Gallery's 19th Creative Workshop, under-10, teenagers show art, poetry, music

Visitors and participants at the art exhibition segment of Omolayo Gallery's 9th Creative Workshop, in Lagos... recently.

THE Young At Art Children and Teenagers Creative Workshop founded in 2003 by Biodun Omolayo as a flagship program of Omolayo Gallery held its 19th edition to the admiration of the general public. Held on Saturday, September 3, 2022 at City Mall, Onikan, Lagos, the event's participants included school children from across private and public schools in Lagos.

Wednesday, 31 August 2022

'East of sun, west of moon' by Oscar yi Hou goes to Brooklyn Museum

Oscar yi Hou's 'East of sun, west of moon'.

OSCAR yi Hou: East of sun, west of moon marks Oscar yi Hou’s first solo museum show and is presented as part of the Brooklyn Museum’s annual UOVO Prize for an emerging Brooklyn-based artist.

Friday, 26 August 2022

London Design Festival's Global Forum 2022 rolls out curated programmes

Sony design's new virtual reality.

TAKING place at the V&A from 17 - 25 September Global Design Forum is the London Design Festival’s curated thought leadership programme, celebrating design and the minds shaping its future. 

Friday, 12 August 2022

At Zeitz Museum, 'A Century of Black Figuration In Painting' celebrates African, Pan-diaspora art

'Homeage' (oil on canvas, 2022), by Sphephelo Mnguni.

ZEITZ MOCAA announces an exhibition titled When We See Us: A Century of Black Figuration In Painting, to opens in November 2022. The exhibition will be the precursor to the museum's Gala fundraising weekend in collaboration with luxury fashion brand, Gucci.

Tuesday, 9 August 2022

Biyi Bandele (1967-2022)

Biyi Bandele.

FILMMAKER, Biyi Bandele passed on, in Lagos, on Sunday August 7, 2022. He had to his credits among other films Half of a Tellow Sun, Blood Sisters and newly announced The Kings Horsemen. 

His daughter, Temi Bandele expressed her sadness: "As Biyi's daughter, I am heartbroken to share the sudden and unexpected death on Sunday 7th of August in Lagos of my father Biyi Bandele."

Temi wrote on his father's Facebook: "Biyi was a prodigiously talented writer and film-maker, as well as a loyal friend and beloved father.   He was a storyteller to his bones, with an unblinking perspective, singular voice and wisdom which spoke boldly through all of his art, in poetry, novels, plays and on screen.    He told stories which made a profound impact and inspired many all over the world.  His legacy will live on through his work.

 "He was taken from us much too soon. He had already said so much so beautifully, and had so much more to say.

 "We ask everyone to please respect the privacy of his family and friends as we grieve his loss."

Wednesday, 3 August 2022

Goddesses, heroines lead spiritual world in Feminine Power, black women museum

A section of the exhibition 'Feminine Power' still showing at The British Museum.

PROJECTING the history of women's spiritual influence is  Feminine Power, an exhibition organised by The British Museum, U.K, which opened in May, and still showing till September 25, 2022.

Friday, 29 July 2022

Malagasy artist, Joël Andrianomearisoa's site-specific art opens at Zeitz MOCAA

Joël Andrianomearisoa's work at Zeitz MOCAA.

ZEITZ Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA) announces a riveting site-specific commission of monumental scale by Malagasy artist, Joël Andrianomearisoa titled The Five Continents of All Our Desires. The installation is supported by Fonds Yavarhoussen, Madagascar, and will be on view from 2 August 2022 to 25 June 2023 in the museum’s atrium. 

For 'Generation 5 - Future Masters', art of aesthetics, investment values at Mydrim Gallery

Artworks on display being viewed by visitors during the opening of Generation 5-Future Masters at Mydrim Gallery, Ikoyi, Lagos...on Sunday.

TAIWO Abisoye, Unyime Edet, Ayooluwa Akinrinola, Wahab Aromire, Oghenetega Ekpokpobe, Olaitan Daniel, Shade Fagorusi and Edward Samuel are the artists of Generation 5-Future Masters, whose paintings, sculptures and mixed media art opened as a group exhibition on Sunday, July 24, showing till August 8, 2022 at Mydrim Gallery, Ikoyi, Lagos.

Tuesday, 19 July 2022


Zeitz MOCAA has extended applications for the 2023 Zeitz MOCAA & University of the Western Cape (UWC) Museum Fellowship Programme. Interested candidates are urged to apply by Friday, 22 July 2022.

Monday, 18 July 2022

For Arthouse's 33rd auction, Onabolu, Enwonwu, Alatise, others go on invaluable platform

One of the lots titled 'Hat to Heart' (oil on canvas, 175.5 x 175.5 cm, signed and dated 2020, upper right), by Rom Isichei.

ARTHOUSE Contemporary announces the thirty-third edition of its 'Modern and Contemporary Art Auction', taking place online on Invaluable, July 25, 2022, at 6 PM (WAT). But the bidding online on Invaluable opens on July 18, 2020. The auction will close on July 25, 2020 6 PM, (WAT).