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Africanism Today – Maiden Edition

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.

Some speakers at the event

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Some winners at the event

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Meet Okhai Ojeikere

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.

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Ankara Paintings

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.

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MY FIRST POST!

This is the first post on my blog and I’m excited about it! I was born in Lagos, Nigeria to an Igbo father and Yoruba mother. I’m very proud of my heritage, as only a few people in this world can boast of having the rich genes of the Igbo and Yoruba people in one body. I like to describe myself as an ambivert since I don’t fit in either category of extrovert or introvert.

I was a precocious child and still have a little world in my head where I create awesome characters and magic. I’m creative, I love colours, mixing them, painting, creating art. I also love some other things which you will get to discover if you follow my blog. I was an inquisitive child, I was told I could ask anything like – why isn’t the sky black or green, must it be blue?

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