Spotlight Wednesday | Dele Jegede
Dele Jegede is a highly respected and famous Nigerian cartoonist, Painter and Art historian. Professor Dele Jegede is a renowned name in the art industry whose work has made a great impact in the industry.
He was the first ever to focus solely on contemporary Nigerian art. Jegede draws attention to social and political issues through his cartoons. Aderonke Adesanya, art historian and scholar of contemporary art of Africa, considers Jegede’s cartoons as “copious sketches of the skeleton of nation.
He was the Art Editor of Daily Times before he became a research fellow at the Cultural Studies Department of University of Lagos. He is currently working for United Nations on cultural art duties in the United States of America. He has been involved in several one man and joint art exhibitions in Nigeria and abroad.
Date of Birth: 1945
Place of Birth: Ikere-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria
Some of his outstanding artwork!
Dele jegede is best known to many Nigerians for his cartoon strips ‘Kole the Menace’ of the seventies through the late eighties in the Sunday Times.