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Taking African Art to The World
The Tate Modern Gallery of Art sits on Bankside, London, United Kingdom. Its imposing structure is noticeable to a first time visitor to that popular suburb in London. A repeated visit means a continued admiration of an interesting piece of architecture.

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Artist of the Week – Tobijulo Onifade

By Adefoyeke Ajao Tobijulo Onifade is an illustrator, surface artist and graphic designer. A graduate of University of Southampton’s Winchester School of Art, Onifade’s oeuvre includes digitally-enhanced prints, mosaic-inspired watercolour paintings, textile and upholstery design as well as a jewellery line named “Akun Joke” which is dedicated to making fascinating ornaments.     The Lagos-born […]

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GTBank Empowers Female Photographers with ‘Days of Dorcas’ Competition

By Adefoyeke Ajao As part of its commitment to promoting African art, GTBank has launched the Days of Dorcas Online Photography Competition. The annual competition, which is open to female photographers of African descent, “is meant to inspire and thus increase the number of female entrepreneurs in the Art of photography across Africa”. To qualify […]

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An Interview with Zaynab Abdulrahman

By Amara Iwuala “I’m Not Really Big on Product Photography” – Zaynab Abdulrahman As an adolescent, Zaynab Abdulrahman realized that, in order to keep memories, she enjoyed using her phone to take the pictures of people and things. She discusses her five-year journey as a professional photographer with Amarachukwu Iwuala. Zaynab Abdulrahman obtained a Bachelor’s […]

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Artist of the Week – Esther Luntadila

By Tobijulo Onifade Magic: a quality of being beautiful and delightful in a way that seems remote from daily life. Magical, that’s the best word to describe Esther’s work. Esther is a Congolese born, Canadian based illustrator, studying Graphic Design and Communication and is in her final year. Esther has always had a niche for […]

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Esther Mahlangu

By Tobijulo Onifade Esther Mahlangu is an 82-year-old South African female artist known for her Ndebele cultural art/murals. Armed with bright colours and geometrical shapes and patterns (done by hand, no ruler), Ms Mahlangu works have adorned different surfaces.   Picture by Seagram Pearce, behance.net   She started painting at the age of 9, taught […]

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Nigerian Artistry – Cartooning and Parody

By Tobijulo Onifade According to the Apple dictionary, a Cartoon is a simple drawing showing the features of its subjects in a humorously exaggerated way, especially a satirical one in a newspaper or magazine. This concept started in the Middle ages with Paintings, tapestry and so on and later evolved in the 19th and 20th […]

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Artist of the Week – Chinedu Ogheneroh

By Adefoyeke Ajao Chinedu Ogheneroh is a proficient illustrator, colourist and graphic designer. Alternately known as Lord Kpuri, the artist is also a writer and poet with a published anthology, “Chioma, If I Sell Something, Will You Buy?” to his name.     Born in 1993, Ogheneroh’s renditions articulate his thoughts about the beauty and […]

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Vision of the Last Quarter Reunites Masters of Osogbo Art

By Adefoyeke Ajao In the 60’s, a young artist named Georgina Beier hosted a series of art workshops at the Mbari Mbayo Club in Osogbo, an ancient town now known as the capital of Osun State. Aided by her husband, the editor, writer and scholar, Professor Ulli Beier, these workshops targeted indigenes and practising artists […]

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Stretching the Terrains of Contemporary Art

By Adefoyeke Ajao Six artists from different countries will participate in this year’s edition of an intensive six-week mobile art residency titled “Stretched Terrains”. This is the second edition of the residency programme to head for Dakar since 2016 and it is supported by the Goethe-Institut Nigeria, Lufthansa and Brussels Airlines. The residency will take […]

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