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Tribute to Sammy Olagbaju by Onobrakpeya

“My condolence goes to the family of Sammy Olagbaju, and we pray the Almighty God, gives his family the fortitude to bear the loss of this great man, who meant so much to the arts community. May God also give … Continue reading

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Review of “A Revisit to Sunshine Period 1960-1970”

Excerpts of Review by Vicki Roosevelt Until several years ago, my idea and images of much of African Art and culture were based upon girlhood books, many visits to the New York City Museum of Natural History, and to the … Continue reading

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The Bruce Onobrakpeya Foundation

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The Bruce Onobrakpeya Foundation is both the artist’s and the aspiring artist’s residential artistic enlightenment retreat. Set in Agbarha-Otor in Delta State, in the Niger delta area of Nigeria, it is a place to relax, to explore, to seek, to find…

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100 years of Modern Nigerian Art

The visual art is the first thing that placed Nigeria on the world map. Contemporary Nigerian art has been growing in importance and recognition, to the extent, that it has moved from shelves to galleries and museums where they are … Continue reading

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Tribute to Alhaji Fabunmi by Bruce Onobrakpeya

TRIBUTE TO CHIEF GAFAR OLUYEMI FABUNMI As we continue in the year-long celebration of the Nigerian centenary, our thoughts go to great Nigerians who made her stand as one great, undivided country for a hundred years.  Also we look at … Continue reading

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Calabash design by Bruce Onobrakpeya

It is the Yoruba of Nigeria who pay the tribute written and translated below Bi Onirese ko fin igba mo eyi ti o tin fin ko le parun. If Onirese refuses to do more calabash decorations those he has done can … Continue reading

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Onobrakpeya Obi Omonedo

BRIEF BIOGRAPHY OF ONOBRAKPEYA OBI OMONEDO 1887 – 1999   BIRTH Onobrakpeya Obi Omonedo a patriach (Odion and Oka-orho), father, grandfather and great grandfather was born about 1887 at Oghara, one of the largest of the villages of Agbarha-Otor, a … Continue reading

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