My birthday is on the 8th, as an early birthday gift to myself, I visited the Nike Art Gallery and also to personally thank her for her involvement in the second edition of Africanism Today.
The second edition of Africanism Today held on the 3rd of August 2017. To read more about this marvelous celebration of African arts and culture, please click below and read.
For a while now, I have been extra busy planning Africanism Today a yearly event that is intended to promote African arts and culture. It will focus on, promote and celebrate different aspects of African culture.
The maiden edition held yesterday 29th July 2016. There were five invited speakers and I who introduced what Africanism Today is about. There were also giveaways and African art exhibition.
Meet the parents is an African Movie Academy Movie award-winning short film written, directed and produced by Lonzo Nzekwe. It is based on the Meet the Parents song by Jay Z.
It follows the life of a man Michael and an event that further alters the course of his life when he meets his son on a bridge after years of refusing to acknowledge him.
I stumbled upon Okhai Ojeikere’s work online and I liked it. I saw some of the beautiful and inspiring vintage Nigerian hairstyles he captured. Okhai Ojeikere is a late Nigerian photographer. He is best known worldwide for capturing beautiful and unique Nigerian hairstyles. He pursued a career in photography when it was not popular and generally accepted in Nigeria. He is the forerunner of documentary photography in Nigeria. He worked for the Nigerian ministry of information as a photojournalist in the 1950s. He was born in 1930 and died in 2014.
I drew and painted some Ankara designs for my friend’s collection some time ago, and I decided to put it up after much consideration. She wanted an artistic rendition of her works for an exhibition at the Eko hotel and suites in Victoria Island, Lagos state. She is Valentina Ekeleme, a versatile designer who designs bags, shoes, Jewellery, swimsuits, and lots more using the Ankara fabric as her main medium and other African fabrics too. She is super talented, don’t worry I will interview her someday.