Tag: art

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YNaija NewsRoomSeptember 10, 2018

#YNaijaEssays: Will Nigerian entertainment ever grow up?

It has been 89 years since the world’s first television broadcast. It may not have looked like the future then, with ...

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SponsorMarch 8, 2018

8th iRepresent International Documentary Film Festival holds in Lagos this March

March 22-25, documentary filmmakers and enthusiasts from around Africa and parts of Europe and the West will converge in Lagos ...

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SponsorFebruary 6, 2018

GTBank’s Art635 gallery calls for artists, painters and sculptors

Art635, the largest online art gallery in Nigeria, is giving indigenous artists a FREE digital space to showcase and sell ...

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ToluJanuary 11, 2018

This Instagram comedian is using ugly drawings of celebrities to preach against fear

Portrait artists in Nigeria, some of whom have the difficult task of selling their art have resorted to painting celebri…

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Op-ed EditorDecember 4, 2017

Book Review: Valentine Ogunaka’s ‘Dreams Wake Me’ echoes Maya Angelou and W.B Yeats

by Reginald C. Ofodile Valentine Onyeka Ogunaka, the author of Dreams Wake Me, a collection comprising of both conventional poetry ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiNovember 5, 2017

#ArtXLagos Day 2: Here’s what you missed (PHOTOS)

Leave out the stress of getting to an event running through the regular heavy traffic on the way to the ...

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SponsorSeptember 19, 2017

Call for Nominations: Her Network Woman of the Year Awards 2017

Her Network announces “Call for nominations” and is now accepting entries for its debut annual “Woman of the Year” awards. ...

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ToluJune 14, 2017

Eyes of A Lagos Boy rounds off on a successful note

Eyes of A Lagos Boy Photo Exhibition, which kicked off on the 20th, came to an end on the 27th ...

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Rachel OgbuMay 31, 2017

Sarah Owusu is a self-taught contemporary Ghanaian artist based in the UK

by Rachel Ogbu// Sarah Owusu has been named one of the artists to watch in 2017. The self-taught contemporary Ghanaian ...

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ToluMay 12, 2017

Eyes of a Lagos Boy: Bolaji Alonge to host photo exhibition at Freedom Park

We’re lost! Humans, all of us, are lost in our jobs, mobile devices, paper chase etc that we forget to ...

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SponsorMarch 30, 2017

#GIDIFEST2017: Comics, art and cartoon strips at this year’s Festival

In the celebration of contemporary art, The Gidi Culture Festival in collaboration with Vortex Daily takes this year’s Easter festivity ...

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ToluMarch 30, 2017

Nigerian artists set to make history at the 57th Venice Biennale – the most important art exhibition in the world

The world’s most prestigious and storied contemporary visual art exhibition, Venice Arte Biennale, now in its 57th edition, will welcome ...

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Op-ed EditorMarch 2, 2017

Funmi Iyanda: Theory of death- In conversation with my mother

by Funmi Iyanda Funmi: So, Did you die? Yetunde: Yes. Funmi: That’s a relief; I spent too long thinking you ...

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ToluFebruary 28, 2017

Lanre DaSilva Ajayi’s SS17 collection “Artistic Statement” is a blend of art and fashion

Nigerian womenswear designer, Lanre DaSilva Ajayi has unveiled the 2017 Spring/Summer look book for her eponymous brand.…

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Op-ed EditorFebruary 21, 2017

The Thread: All the reasons you need to fall in love with Nigeria – again

Yes. Boko Haram is possibly scouting their next suicide bomb drop as we write. Yes, another village in Southern Kaduna, we ...

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RoqeebahDecember 12, 2016

#Y100: These are the 100 Most Influential Nigerians alive today

In our annual tradition, we take a look back at the 100 people who have defined, re-defined and moulded the ...

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RoqeebahDecember 1, 2016

What this make-up artist is doing needs to be applauded

Moshoodat Sanni is the 24-year old Esthetician and make-up artist living and working in New York who’s brought to life some ...

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ToluNovember 22, 2016

Discover Art ‘Inspired by Nigeria’ at StanbicIBTC Fine Arts and The Acts 2016

The business of art meets the art of business at Stanbic IBTC’s 2016 Fine Arts and The Acts exhibition. The ...

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ToluNovember 11, 2016

ART X LAGOS: Contemporary art finds firm footing in West Africa

The maiden edition of ART X Lagos took place between the 4th and 6th of November at the Civic Centre ...

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RoqeebahNovember 5, 2016

Day 1: Art X Lagos delivers an extraordinary preview of what to expect this weekend [See Photos]

My companion was sure that there was another event happening at the Civic Centre last night. Just looking at the ...

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Adebayo EmuleomoAugust 12, 2016

Opinion: #NotTooYoungToRun– on the issue of trust

by Jude Feranmi When the purpose of a thing is not known, abuse is inevitable – Anonymous The above quote ...

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Mazi EmekaAugust 8, 2016

Profile: In case you haven’t noticed, Bolanle Austen-Peters is changing EVERYTHING about Nigerian theatre

It is 4:05pm; Bolanle Austen-Peters walks into the room – no airs – clad in a loose fitting black blouse ...

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Adebayo EmuleomoAugust 3, 2016

Lucid Lemons presents ‘The Lemon Curd’

Lucid Lemons is an online platform for like minded young adults to come together and talk about issues that are ...

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Oreoluwa PetersJune 26, 2016

Dora Akunyili’s daughter wins major art prize

Late Prof. Dora Akunyili’s daughter, Njideka Akunyili Crosby has been awarded the Prix Canson Prize by Fonds Canson in a ceremony held ...

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Oreoluwa PetersApril 25, 2016

Everything is Laolu Senbanjo’s canvas – even Beyonce’s body (PHOTOS)

The hugely anticipated 6th studio album of Beyonce was released last weekend and the world is still talking about Lemonade. ...

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Janeth JFebruary 24, 2016

Lagos Theatre Festival 2016 kicks off at Freedom Park (PHOTOS)

Art enthusiasts, partners, sponsors and creatives all came out in large numbers to the launch of the Lagos Theatre Festival. ...

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Janeth JAugust 26, 2015

British Council launches major season of UK and Nigerian Art

The British Council has launched UK/Nigeria 2015–16, a major season of arts in Nigeria aimed at building new audiences, creating ...

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Mallam YeroMay 11, 2015

Theoo and promoting art in West Africa

Art plays a crucial role in society and can have a huge impact on community cohesion and development. However the ...

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Isime EseneApril 17, 2015

Qudus Onikeku: How the Nigerian creative industry can create wealth

by Qudus Onikeku As many Nigerians take to the street in defiant mood, following the victory of our new president-elect, ...

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Isime EseneFebruary 6, 2015

Zainab Balogun, Korede Bello, Denola Grey, Stanley Azuakola & more! YNaija presents our annual list of ‘The New Establishment’

Every year YNaija.com/Y! Africa Magazine scouts the breadth of the country to uncover the freshest and youngest Nigerians who are ...

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