Cut from the same cloth, Nigerian waste fabric becomes art

Marcellina Akpojotor weaves past thumping sewing machines, and leaves a Lagos shop with a bag brimming with discarded fabric. The colourful pieces, which would typically be burned or thrown into the Nigerian city’s lagoon as waste, find a second life in the hands of the artist.  Akpojotor, 31, creates portraits using discarded pieces of ankara, […]

Unknown Nigerian ‘masterpiece’ goes up for auction

A previously unknown work by Ben Enwonwu, Nigeria’s most celebrated 20th Century visual artist, is up for auction in an online sale organised by Sotheby’s. The Court of the Oba of Benin, thought to have been painted in the 1940s, is described as a “masterpiece” by the auctioneers, but was never documented and was held […]

Laycon wins 2020 BBNaija Lockdown Edition

Laycon defeated four other housemates who made it to the final day of the show. The 26-year-old fast rising rapper, Olamilekan ‘Laycon’ Agbeleshe, has won the 2020 Big Brother Naija Lockdown edition. After 70 days in the Big Brother Naija lockdown house, Laycon, who has been a fan favourite from the beginning of the show, […]