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  • Flowers in Bloom

    June 8, 2015

    “It is only by selection, by elimination, and by emphasis that we get at the real meaning of things,” Georgia O’Keeffe, American painter.    ...

  • A Sad Love Story

    February 14, 2015

    Love stories are quite poignant, especially sad stories. Six days ago, Sam Smith won four awards at the 57th annual Grammy Awards. In his...

  • Chocolate

    July 7, 2015

    CHOCOLATE So sweet, so light-Such pleasure brings pain Brown to white cling, bringing imperfections to light, Again we lunge for it-so dark, so sweet...

  • Democracy\Dictatorship-Differences and Similarities for the Populace

    February 17, 2015

    A dictator is one man whose word is deed. In democracies, a ruler can acquire the same power if the system is corrupt. It...

  • A Period in Art

    June 2, 2016

    There is no such thing as a time for making art, or for defining the growth of an artistic idea. Even defining the period...

  • Untitled…When Words are not Enough

    May 22, 2016

    In times past, one would label a painting’s title as ‘untitled for one of two reasons-maybe one did not think up an appropriate title;...

  • Living in the Future

    April 8, 2016

    Yesterday I was delighted to host 36 secondary school students and their teacher who came on a scheduled excursion to my Oguta studio. They...

  • E-catalogue : Of Music, Migration and Meaning

    March 15, 2016

    The exhibition was organised by Sandra Obiago in collaboration with Temple Muse, Lagos.

  • Flash…or Enduring Success?

    March 4, 2016

    Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up. — Pablo Picasso Success for the young...

  • Standard Post

    March 2, 2016

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  • Image Lightbox

    March 2, 2016

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  • Nsofor and Ananaba, Art news

    December 10, 2015

    Midweek Arts: Musical strokes of Ananaba melt Nsofor’s Meaning It was a wonderful show. The whole process of creating the works, working with the...

  • Biafran tribes

    November 12, 2015

    The tribes of Biafra include those who lived and saw the civil war. They pray never to have another fight in their lives. Another...

  • Love, Migration and Loss, my recent paintings

    October 30, 2015

    I have posted my answers to the questions asked by Sandra Mbanefo Obiago, the curator of the exhibition of recent works at the Temple...

  • Painting and Photography, my yin-yang.

    September 3, 2015

    Painting and photography as media for expression to me are like the yin-yang effect. They are complimentary tools that help me communicate in totally...

  • Conversations or The Dying of Languages

    July 8, 2015

     This is an excerpt from a conversation I just had with a friend called ‘Suzy’. We are friends on Blackberry Messenger, and today she...

  • When Beauty is An Associated Notion( or In defense of the imperfections of the painting The Holy Family, and other such)

    June 22, 2015

       The traditionally given idea is to offer the gods only the best of your gifts when you come to the altar-be it livestock,...

  • Political animals and the Myths of Democracy

    March 27, 2015

    Political animals tell mythic tales, full of hyperboles and fables. Winning is the only truth they all know. So it seems. Of the 28...

  • Self hosted video

    March 2, 2015

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  • Audio post

    March 2, 2015

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  • Quote

    March 2, 2015

    Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were, but without it we go nowhere.— Carl Sagan

  • Gallery Post

    March 2, 2015

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  • Finding a place in the stars

    February 3, 2015

    It was an ink-black night, humid with a whiff of sea breeze. On the 7th of November, 2014 the Landmark Centre, Victoria Island annex...

  • Big sister

    January 27, 2015

    Big sister had to stay here alone for 3 years before she got her first companion-me. So, when I finally arrived, she took me...

  • Telling Lines

    October 20, 2014

    Small air, burning wood; and charcoal is formed. In July 2014, an exhibition of drawings made of charcoal opened in Enugu State, Nigeria. The...

  • SIgnature Beyond Galleries’ First Art Auction

    October 18, 2014

    As these things go, auctions are a good way of rating/pegging prices of works. So Mister Rahman Akar’s first auction of artworks featuring artists...

  • Away with Words

    September 26, 2014

    Right from the first three hundred and sixty-five days of my life, I understood the importance of words in getting things done. Nni mu...

  • The Hot Mister Burns

    September 4, 2014

    If you ever meet him you would agree that Mister Burns has style, a personal style. He wears clothes with a playful attitude that...

  • Pictures within pictures.

    September 3, 2014

    Over the years I have taken tens of thousands of shots. That’s the digital luxury we enjoy these days. I was able to print...

  • Of all Nsukka’s exiles and griots

    April 4, 2014

    I thrilled at the possibilities and the ideas that will be exchanged in this public discussion between El Anatsui and Obiora Udechukwu( that first...

  • EL ANATSUI TIME WELL SPENT

    March 15, 2014

    The invitation came from Nsukka for an event in Lagos. The day before, I got a call from Chijioke Onuorah that they were coming to...

  • Subtext for Where We Live( My own take)

    October 28, 2013

    A boy transports passengers through the waterways in Makoko. Transporting wood through the waters The Floating School, a project sponsored by the World Bank,...

  • Way to go in Makoko

    October 28, 2013

    This could be my subtext for the ongoing photography exhibition Where We Live at the Floating School in Makoko, Lagos.

  • Mary had a little boy

    October 24, 2013

    Turning the camera on someone close to oneself opens that person up in many ways, and gives an understanding of the things that one...

  • Happening now- An exhibition at Makoko titled “Where We Live”

    October 23, 2013

  • LagosPhoto 2013 Workshops and Artist Talks

    October 23, 2013

    For more information please visit www.lagosphotofestival.com. Awesome events for photographers and enthusiasts alike

  • MAPS Mapping Social Network Behaviour, the movie review

    September 3, 2013

    The cast and crew of MAPS(Murder at Prime Suites) pose for photographs Interactions and relationships all happen among a community of persons. What happens...

  • Photography Rule-Respect Your Subject

    August 10, 2013

    Respect the subject. This is another rule for the photographer who is privileged to get up close into another person’s space with a camera....

  • Wedding Photography Rule 1: Know your environment

    August 6, 2013

    Know your environment. This rule is a must for every photographer who has been commissioned to cover an event. And on this note, I...

  • WETIN United(in) United Nations?

    March 25, 2013

    At a get together organised from young professionals at 35 Adeola Hopewell, Victoria Island( same address for the Pan African University), I was again...

  • Some works from the Exhibition ‘Autobiography and Beatitudes’, 2012

    February 4, 2013

  • LBS:Venue of exhibition Autobiography and Beatitudes

    December 10, 2012

  • Dream Show-Opening of Autobiography and Beatitudes

    December 9, 2012

    The day started slowly, as the traffic on the Ajah end was especially horrid. By 3.30pm, the only people in the foyer of the...

  • EXPLAINING THE EXHIBITION: AUTOBIOGRAPHY AND BEATITUDES

    November 29, 2012

    The need to create a different narrative arose from a conversation with Joan Egwuterai, manager, communications and external relations at Lagos Business School. She...

  • RE:AUTOBIOGRAPHY AND BEATITUDES, my art exhibition

    November 26, 2012

    This is an autobiography of the works I have done, the stories, the places I have been and the events transmitted through poems, paintings,...

  • ACCESS DENIED-IKOTA SHOPPING COMPLEX

    November 24, 2012

      Access -3,000 Shops. DENIED Is this truly a government of the people? Ikota Shopping Complex is located on the Lekki/Epe expressway, beside the...

  • Engaging the Enemy: The Voices of Interrupted Lives

    November 19, 2012

    Creative practice and political crusading could well be the sub-theme for this exhibition. Through the ages, the role of the artist in society has...

  • EDC RESTRUCTURING SMEs for GROWTH, AND OTHER CONVERSATIONS

    September 25, 2012

    RESTRUCTURING AND RESTRATEGISING for SMEs On 20th September I was at the Small and Medium Enterprises Conference, hosted by the Enterprise Development Centre of...

  • The Uzors, Happily Ever After

    April 4, 2012

  • Mister and Misses Chukwuma Uzor

    April 3, 2012

  • Kelechi Amadi-Obi, Lawyer, Artist;latest medium-Photography

    March 23, 2012

  • Defending Fat Women-My African Palette

    March 19, 2012

    STUCK TO THIS SKIN,29″ X 39″ mixed media painting, 02-2012 This topic seems to turn 180 degrees after my week of shooting the lepa-shandy,...

  • Adieu Pa Uzonwanne

    March 17, 2012

  • From AMFW, the Last Don

    March 12, 2012

    Getting into the AFMW show

  • AMFW, thanks to Nduka Obaigbena

    March 12, 2012

  • Concepts and Fashion Statements at the Arise Fashion Magazine Week

    March 12, 2012

  • More pictures from the fashion show

    March 10, 2012

  • ARISE-SHOOTING MY FIRST SOLID FASHION SHOW

    March 10, 2012

    I will not talk much about this outing. It was fun all the way. In my excitement I will just upload them dry and...

  • Adis meets Eamon

    February 29, 2012

    Eamon has that charming smile that proudly shows off his two milk teeth, while he smiles into your eyes. Adis too, never seems to...

  • Youtube

    September 6, 2011

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  • Vimeo

    September 6, 2011

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  • This is a link

    August 22, 2011

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