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To Be Free: Interview with Ayobola Kekere-Ekun | By Byenyan Jessica Bitrus

In an in-depth interview, Nigerian artist, Ayobola Kekere-Ekun, talks about her journey as an artist, what inspires her work, and what it means to be free. For Ayobola Kekere-Ekun, “freedom is having room to be honest with yourself, regardless of the form that might take” and this is evident in…………..Continue Reading

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A new narrative of Nigerian Femininity and womanhood by Ayobola Kekere-Ekun

Besides the bold and vivid colors, the most striking elements of Ayobola Kekere-Ekun’s figurative works are the myriad of lines sculpted out of paper. The curvaceous lines run harmoniously in parallel turning in unison inwards or outwards and at times, come to an abrupt halt to delineate the …………..Continue Reading

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Ayobola Kekere-Ekun: Resilient Lines

Rele Gallery presents “Resilient Lines”, the first solo exhibition of visual artist Ayobola Kekere-Ekun. The exhibition title is intended first to encapsulate the spirit and complexity of femininity and womanhood across lineages and secondly as a means of referencing the…………..Continue Reading

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Lagos, City of Hustle, Builds an Art ‘Ecosystem’

West Africa’s new art destination is a sprawling megacity with a generation of artists, gallerists and collectors powering the scene…………..Continue Reading

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Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys Launch New Art Grant, Giving 20 Artists $5,000 Each

The producer, rapper, and art collector Swizz Beatz is giving out $100,000 in art grants. The new initiative, under the auspices of the Dean Collection — the contemporary art collection he and his wife Alicia Keys created — received thousands of submissions from artists across the world, and Swizz (real name Kasseem Dean)…………..Continue Reading

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Creating A Legacy Of Nigerian Female Artists

In 2015 at a discussion organised by Art Forum Africa (AFA) held in Lagos, the question Where are the Women in Visual Arts? was the focal point.

Women in the arts have suffered under-representation and been written out of the history …………..Continue Reading