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Historical Art : The Ancient Benin Bronze Carvings

Art is a powerful tool, used in conveying and expressing one’s feelings and thoughts. Art is also a means of preserving memories and history. Africa in itself is an expression of unique and ancient cities like Benin, Ile Ife, Ibadan and many more, have a unique way of exhibiting their art.  (more…)

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Smart Decor Tips To Styling Your Home Like A Pro

With faint memories from the 90’s, the top notch decor in a home then was; a welcome mat, a rug, a 14′ television set, 4/5 sofa’s symmetrically arranged to fit the parlor, and pictures. If you did not have this standard decor set-up in your parlor in the 90’s, deep down you would know something was missing.
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Art | The Untold Stories From Africa | Lagos

Art, art work, these words could mean so many different things. Art tells of so many untold feelings, expressions, or desires, and Lagos is a center of creativity for all and sundry. (more…)

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Press Release | The Craft Fest Jewelry Show

Nigeria & West Africa’s No. 1 Gem & Jewelry event – the Craft Fest Jewelry Show – gets into full swing as it welcomes thousands of local and international buyers and sellers into the exhibition hall of the Federal Palace Hotel in Victoria Island, Lagos.  (more…)

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The First Edition of The Sole Adventurer Digital Magazine Is Out!

We are pleased to announce that the first edition of The Sole Adventurer digital magazine is finally out!

This issue highlights Nigeria’s presence at the 12th edition of the Dak’Art Biennale in Senegal as we profile the five Nigerian artists featured alongside other international artists. Bapstiste Madinier gives an overview of the biennale and highlights some of its challenges, while in a conversation with Simon Njami Artistic Director of the 12th Dak’Art Biennale, Bukola Oye navigates the basis for the theme and the urgent need to reignite an African dream and hope in Africa…


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Yinka Shonibare, The Talented Artist

If you haven’t heard of Yinka Shonibare MBE (RA), here is your opportunity to briefly read up on him, and quickly do a search about all of his work, thoughts, and what he is about. Talk about TALENT (jaw dropping)!

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Meet Adeoye Adetunji, The Toothpick Artist

I stumbled on a Talented Nigerian toothpick artist by the name Adeoye Adetunji via Instagram @2thpickart and I was moved to share his creative work. Hello beautiful reader. I hope your day is going well.


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Spotlight Wednesday | Ghada Amer

Ghada Amer is an Egyptian-born American painter, sculptor, illustrator, performer, garden designer, and installation artist. She went to United States at age 11 and had her education at Villa Arson, EPIAR Nice where she studied painting and  received her MFA in 1989, and the Institut des Hautes Etudes en Art Plastique in Paris. Her work explores  and expresses the submission of women to the tyranny of domestic life, the celebration of female sexuality and pleasure, the incomprehensibility of love, the foolishness of war and violence, and an overall quest for formal beauty.

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Spotlight Wednesday | Kofi Setordji

Kofi Setordji, an internationally renowned Ghanaian sculptor, painter and photographer is arguably the most outstanding contemporary Ghanaian artist of this generation with an abundance of expressions as varied as his eclectic style. Kofi has worked with almost every conceivable medium, genre and style, from his vintage, humane Black and White photography that capture the varnishing monumental colonial architectural skyline of Accra through the stills of moments of the sublime in various human activities, to portraits of ordinary people.

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Artisans at the French Bazaar in Lagos

The French bazaar was held on the 6th of December in Lagos. Most artisans came from different states in Nigeria to exhibit varieties of products; hand made jam, arts, crafts, sculptures, scented candles, unique gift items and many more. Bellafricana was amongst the artisans, as always, I saved you some interesting pictures.. 

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