Nike Art Gallery

A visit to Lagos, Nigeria, is not complete without a visit to Nike Art Gallery. Actually, several visits because it is impossible to see everything in that amazing gallery in one visit. The Gallery has affiliations with hundreds of artists, many of them from the art hub of Nigeria, Oshogbo. The gallery is a huge…

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Mokshini + AfropunkFest

The annual Afropunk Festival has since become known as the place to be to not only get a doze of good alternative music, but to celebrate and African-inspired fashion. It’s a haven for street fashion photographers because of the explosion of creativity that festival participants express in form of their dress. You will see everything on…

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Red Origins

Nigerian-American founders, Onyi and Obi Udeogranya (of independent animation studio, Kolanut productions), were inspired to create Red Origins because they saw that they couldn’t really connect with the animations that are currently in the market. “None of these animations look like you…”. So, they are doing something about this and bringing us Red Origins. They…

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Daily Life in a Nigerian Town

Israeli-Ukrainian artist, Zoya Cherkassky-Nnadi, is married to a Nigerian man. Her work has often shown scenes from daily life, so it’s no surprise that she was inspired to paint daily life as she saw it in Nkwo town of Eastern Nigeria. It tickles our fancy at how accurate her perceptions are…from the Uncle from abroad bringing…

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Kufuor Gallons

Serge Attukwei Clottey is a Ghanian artist/performer who uses his art to passionately discuss and educate people about Climate Change and related social issues. His mix of contemporary art and performance stand him out in the usually traditional Ghanian art market. “No one else in Ghana creates artwork like mine: sculptures that challenge individuals, the…

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Segun Aiyesan’s Portraits

Segun Aiyesan is a Nigerian, self-taught painter. A glimpse into his journey as an artist shows that he first did it simply as something that makes him glad, but then took a plunge and did what he didn’t expect – becoming a professional painter. Though he says he is always looking for different ways to express…

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