What’s Cooking is a culinary art and photography exhibition, opening on May 15, 2016 at Rele Gallery. Held in collaboration with Samsung, the exhibition runs till June 10 and features two celebrated Nigerian photographers; Kelechi Amadi-Obi and Ade Okelarin in conjunction with three outstanding chefs; Tiyan Alile, Ozoz Sokoh and Dunni Obata. Together they artistically showcase diverse local foods.
Kelechi Amadi-Obi is a prominent Nigerian photographer and painter born in Owerri, Nigeria in 1969. He earned his first degree in Law from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. After graduating, he pursued a career as a full-time artist. Realism is a dominant feature in his photography and portrait paintings. He is the publisher of Mania magazine.
Self-taught concept driven photographer, Ade Okelarin (Asiko) is a London-based photographer, who creates portraiture and fashion imagery. Tiyan Alile is a Nigerian chef; she holds a first degree in Law. After working for a few years, she veered into the food industry in 1993, building on her kitchen experiences with her mother. She is the founder of the first culinary school based in Lagos, Nigeria. Ozoz Sokoh is a Nigerian chef popularly known as “Kitchen Butterfly.” She is passionate about experimenting with and sharing Nigeria cuisine in ‘The New Nigeria Kitchen’. She considers herself “a traveller by lens and plate.” Dunni Obata is a recipe developer, she runs Dooney’s Kitchen, a Nigerian food blog with a drive to promote Afrocentric food and detailed recipes.
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