Lagos Rush

Lagos is a unique city with about 22 million people.  The character of the city is a manifestation of its mass and idiosyncrasies.  Umeh delves in to show a portion of the daily struggles and “drama” Lagos is known for. The danfo and molue buses and their conductors are major contributors to this drama, peotry, […]

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artiste Umeh Bede Lagos, Nigeria

Umeh Bede Ifeanyichukwu was born on the 12th of February 1965 in Jos Plateau State, Nigeria. Umeh enrolled into the famous Yaba College of Technology Lagos where he graduated with a Higher National Diploma (HND) in painting. He worked briefly as an illustrator with Arbil, an advertising agency in Bodija Ibadan before retiring into full-time […]

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Lagos is a unique city with about 22 million people.  The character of the city is a manifestation of its mass and idiosyncrasies.  Umeh delves in to show a portion of the daily struggles and “drama” Lagos is known for. The danfo and molue buses and their conductors are major contributors to this drama, peotry, emissions and verve that characterize Lagos as a city of paradoxes.  Umeh’s painting shows Lagosians rushing to enter the buses – a typical and impulsive act akin the city’s residents, as a conductor in the foreground is seen calling out the destinations to the frenzied and agitated commuters.

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