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A Biennial for Lagos, a City on the Edge

Lagos-based artist and curator, Folakunle Oshun, holds a Bachelor’s degree in visual arts and a Master’s degree in art history, both from the University of Lagos. Oshun’s work investigates the ramifications of politics and history on contemporary life. Using sculpture, he explores alternate dimensions of human sensibilities with emphasis on sound and the interrelationship between forms. Oshun’s vision as a curator is to stage......

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Dear Nigeria, Dear Friends
Art, News |
November 21, 2017

Dear Nigeria, Dear Friends

From November 25 to December 7, 2017, the Literacy Integration and Formal Education (LIFE) Foundation in collaboration with Alliance Française presents Dear Nigeria, Dear Friends, a group exhibition of recent works by leading contemporary Nigerian artists Fidelis Odogwu, George Edozie, Alex Nwokolo, Gerry Nnubia, Francis Uduh and Abraham Uyovbisere. Featuring a diversity of Nigerian art, the exhibition will be held at the Omenka......

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Spotlight LagosPhoto Festival 2017: Lubabetu Abubakar

Lubabetu Abubakar is a Nigerian photographer best known for her series ‘Ojoro’, a portfolio about the female menstrual circle, welcoming a girl into adulthood as she begins her journey towards embracing her femininity and graduation to womanhood. While she studied to obtain a degree in law, Abubakar began a career in photography in England. At the 2016 edition of the Lagos Fashion Week,......

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Ogechi Nwobia: Hunter’s Game (Episode 10)

Previous episode of Hunter’s Game “No, Yemi, I need you back here immediately. You can’t trust her. She’s dangerous.” Leela could sense the urgency in her boss’ tone yet it didn’t make a difference to her. Her mind was made up. “I’m sorry. I can’t. I can’t abandon Uzo. And I can’t let these people get away with what they did to Gbemiga.”......

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Introducing the Cinema of Femi Odugbemi at Northwestern University

Award-winning film-maker Femi Odugbemi, visited the Illinois State University and Northwestern University, Chicago, to discuss the meteoric growth of the Nigerian film industry. While there, three of his best works were screened for a study on the Nigerian film industry. Amongst the distinguished scholars who were part of programme were Prof. Paul Ugor of the English literature and cultures department of Illinois State......

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Akԑ yaaa heko | One does not take it anywhere

from 21 November 21, 2017, to January 12, 2018, Gallery 1957, Accra presents Akԑ yaaa heko | One does not take it anywhere, a collaborative project between renowned fantasy coffin maker Paa Joe and performance artist Elisabeth Efua Sutherland. Coinciding with Paa Joe’s 70th birthday (and marking his 40th year in the coffin trade), the exhibition considers traditional funerary customs in contemporary Ghana.......

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Azu Nwagbogu on LagosPhoto Festival 2017

Established in 2007 by the African Artists’ Foundation (AAF), the 2017 edition of the LagosPhoto Festival themed Regimes of Truth will explore the pursuit for and presentation of truth in contemporary society, gleaning inspiration from the writings of some of the 19th and 20th centuries’ most influential literary realists and intellectuals. Omenka is proud to be media partners with LagosPhoto Festival. This interview......

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