Drummer with three drums

Adekusibe’s painting explores culture through the instruments (the drums) and the fashion. A drummer’s back is seen in this painting with a richly patterned  “Agbada”.  Traditional inscriptions and writings dominate his outfit.  These writings tell stories of ages past about a people, a community and their ways of life.  Some of these stories persevere in […]

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artiste Ade Odunfa Lagos, Nigeria

Adekusibe Odunfa was born in Lagos on May 19th, 1973.  Adekusibe is an indigene of Imala in Ogun State. He attended the Abina Primary School, Abina, Surulere, Lagos (First School Leaving Certificate) 1980-1985 and the Ansar Ud – Deen Secondary School, Surulere, Lagos (WAEC/GCE “O Level”) 1985 – 1991.  He subsequently graduated with a degree […]

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Adekusibe’s painting explores culture through the instruments (the drums) and the fashion. A drummer’s back is seen in this painting with a richly patterned  “Agbada”.  Traditional inscriptions and writings dominate his outfit.  These writings tell stories of ages past about a people, a community and their ways of life.  Some of these stories persevere in unique ways in poetries, books, drawings and fabrics as seen in the painting. Also on the drummer’s shoulders are hung – three talking drums commonly used by griots and oral history/story tellers.  These griots are embodiments of rich traditions and cultures, which are passed down to generations in form of music and folklore.

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