A Recently Discovered Portrait by Nigerian Star Sold for Nearly 8 Times Its Estimate at Sotheby’s London

by Ikokwu Ikembaon October 16, 2019
A recent sale of a portrait by Ben Enwonwu has further cemented the hype growing around the Nigerian master of modernity’s name. At Sotheby’s London last night, Enwonwu’s painting Christine (1971) sold for £1.1 million ($1.4 million), leaping beyond its pre-sale high estimate of £150,000 ($192,000). After a 13-minute bidding war between four buyers, the […]

BBNaija promotes ‘Pornography’ – Reps Committee Chairperson on Women Affairs

by Ikokwu Ikembaon October 5, 2019
Hon. Wunmi Onanuga, the Chairperson, House of Representatives Committee on Women Affairs and Social Development, has described the Big Brother Naija, as a reality Tv show that promotes pornography in Nigeria. Onanuga while disapproving the values depicted by BBNaija, said that the organisers promote immoral values. Speaking to the Nation, she said: “First of all, […]

11-year-old Nigerian artist, Kareem floors 2,723 candidates, to meet Taiwan President

by Ikokwu Ikembaon September 18, 2019
Eleven-year-old Nigerian artist, Waris Kareem, has emerged the recipient of the Taiwan’s Chou Ta-Kuan Cultural and Educational Foundation 22nd Fervent Global Love of Lives Award for 2019. NAN reports that the Representative of Taiwan in Nigeria, Amb. Vincent Yang, made this known in Lagos on Wednesday. Yang noted that Kareem stood out among other 2,723 […]

BREAKING| Nigerian Galleries boycott Johannesburg Art Fair

by Ikokwu Ikembaon September 13, 2019
Amid the bustle of Johannesburg’s FNB Art Joburg art fair, which opened today in the swanky neighbourhood of Sandton, one booth is conspicuously empty. Large black letters written across a white wall convey the missing dealers’ message: “Thanks, xenophobia.” The galleries meant to be occupying the booth, 16/16 and hFactor, both from Lagos, Nigeria, have […]

London’s Old Brompton Gallery Welcomes Segun Adejumo

by Ikokwu Ikembaon September 10, 2019
Nigeria’s Postwar and Contemporary Artist and Painter Segun Adejumo‘s FREUDIAN TONES London exhibition is at Old Brompton Gallery, Kensington, London – Curated by Jade Art Studios, the exhibition is on till 14th September. Adejumo studied Fine Arts at Yaba College of Technology, Lagos Nigeria. His paintings lean towards stylized and recognizable images of people and […]

Nigerian artist Haneefah Adam turns food into art

by Ikokwu Ikembaon August 12, 2019
Most people dispose of their food leftovers, but in Nigerian-born visual artist Haneefah Adam’s kitchen, they’re put to good use. Adam, 28, is famous for presenting food in creative ways, using it to make portraits and other works of art. A portrait made with dry fish, pepper, amala (cooked yam flour) and ewedu soup (cooked […]