Music Meets Arts

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About Music Meets Art The relationship between music and art is an inextricable one and has existed for many centuries. Artists have always celebrated minstrels and singers in paintings and sculpture. Indeed, in traditional African society, the masquerade which is the highest form of creativity embodies music, dance, costume, performance and art – sculpture in […]

Beauty Africa: Exhibition and Conferences

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From October 3 – 5, Informa Life Sciences Exhibitions. Africa’s leading healthcare exhibition organisers, host the annual ‘Beauty Africa’ show. The event will take place at the Landmark Centre, Victoria Island Annex, Lagos, and will feature beauty, health, wellness, skin care, hair and makeup products such as cosmetics, perfume and fragrances. Beauty Africa will provide […]

Legacies of Biafra

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From January 11 to March 21, 2018, Brunei Gallery School of Oriental and Africas Studies (SOAS) will present Legacies of Biafra, a group exhibition featuring works mainly by the artistic collective, Nigeria Art Society UK (NASUK), which will be exhibited alongside archival materials on the war, oral narratives of those who lived through the war, and […]

George Osodi: Royalty

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From January 17 to February 12, 2018, Tafeta Gallery, London will present Royalty, a solo exhibition featuring works from George Osodi’s well-travelled series ‘Nigerian Monarchs’. Taken over the course of several months, the images feature the regional rulers of modern-day monarchies throughout the country. The artist works in colour and combines critical reportage with artistic documentary photography. His subjects are mostly […]

Tribute to Bisi Fakeye

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Though the great talent that was Bisi Fakeye is no longer around, his vision is still very much with us. Indeed, his death marks the passing of one of Nigeria’s most gifted sculptors. Hailing from a family of talented wood carvers, he apprenticed under his famous uncle, Lamidi at the family’s hometown in Osun State. […]

Yaw Owusu: All That Glitters

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From June 29 to August 15, 2017, Gallery 1957 will present All That Glitters by Ghanaian artist Yaw Owusu. Through his socially engaged and visually rich practice, the artist questions the failures of Ghana’s ongoing infrastructural development. Owusu creates sculptural installations that repurpose found objects, shifting the value of otherwise worthless materials into things of […]