#YNaijaArt99: Peju Alatise, David Uzochukwu, Ayobola Kekere-Ekun| The 99 Most Influential Nigerians in Art

Publishing platforms

The Sole Adventurer: Also known as “TSA Art Magazine”, is a magazine founded in 2015. TSA Art Magazine publishes online and in special print publications about contemporary art from Nigeria, other African countries and the African diaspora.

BrittlepapperBrittle Paper is an online literary magazine styled as an “African literary blog” published weekly in the English language. Its focus is on “build a vibrant African literary scene.” It was founded by Ainehi Edoro who is also its editor. 

Omenka Online: Omenka is the global source for news and expert commentary on African art, music, architecture & design, literature, fashion, luxury-lifestyle, and travel. 

The Native Magazine: The Native Magazine, commonly called, The Native Mag, is a music, pop culture, and lifestyle magazine, styled for the rise of Afrobeat on the global stage and Africa’s metropolitan youth. 

A Long House: A Long House is a new frontier for black thoughts, stories and critical discourse. Part of their objectives is to create the largest archive of black intellectuals in conversation.

Irin Journal: Irin Journal provides a platform for storytelling from around the continent. The concept of the publication is to inform and educate readers with rich art content that highlights the rich and diverse cultures and hopefully, inspire readers to explore. 


YNaija Art 99, 2020

Nike Art GalleryNike Art Gallery is an art gallery in Lagos owned by Nike Davies-Okundaye. The gallery is arguably the largest of its kind in West Africa. Housed in a five-storey tall building, it boasts a collection of about 8,000 diverse artworks from various Nigerian artists. 

Nkiru NzegwuProfessor Nkiru is a Nigerian art historian and custodian. She is majorly interested in feminist philosophy. Onira Arts Africa gallery in Canada was managed by her and she has received several grants and fellowships. 

SMO Contemporary Art: SMO Contemporary Art (SMO) is an international art platform, showcasing a unique portfolio of modern and contemporary art from Africa. Located in Lagos, Nigeria, SMO hosts exhibitions, as well as public and private art events of leading and emerging talents for a diverse audience.  

Rele Gallery:  Since 2010, ReLe Gallery has been on the Lagos art scene and they are well known for their unconventional art salons and installations. In 2015 the gallery finally opened its doors for business at Onikan, Lagos Mainland. 

Retro Africa Gallery: It is an art gallery founded in 2015 and is located in Abuja, Nigeria. The art gallery is aimed at creating awareness and enabling artists to reach a larger audience. Its artistic director and co-founder is Dolly Kola-Balogun. 

Omenka Art GalleryIt is a contemporary art gallery located in Lagos state, Nigeria. Omenka is aimed at creating a platform for upcoming Nigerian and international artist to reach their audience. It also offers various art related services. 

Terrakulture: Terrakulture is an art educational centre which was set up in 2003 to promote and enrich the Nigerian art culture. They have an art auction house in Abuja and Lagos state which was established later in 2019. 

Center for Memories: This art facility is an archive for the culture and history of Ndigbo with their office located in Enugu state, Nigeria. They also have a physical and digital library with several books written by Igbo writers. 

Kulture Kode Art Hub: Kulture Kode is a leading International independent multi-disciplinary Arts centre dedicated to Promoting young upcoming Artist especially female Artist. It is based in Wuse II, the heart of Abuja, Nigeria. 

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