|A collection of works on display|
of arts, admirers of Prof Wole Soyinka celebrate him as he turned 80 on July 13. There were lectures, exhibitions and various artistic expressions telling the
beautiful story of Kongi.
Lagos, an exhibition put together by Dr Peju Laiwola of the Creative Arts
Department, displays a collection of choice works; paintings, cartoons,
sculptural pieces, installation works, pottery and tie & dye.
cartoon themed ‘The Early Years,’ welcoming visitors to St. Peter’s Primary
School, Abeokuta, where Soyinka started his education.
wanted to become in life even as a little boy. He had exuded understanding of a
world where he would become the center of attraction in creative arts.
|Jimga with a display of his cartoon expression of Prof Soyinka’s early days.|
|Some artistic paintings at the exhibition.|
|Sheriff Ojetunde with some of his beautifully designed decorative pots on display.|
remained focused to realise his dream that earned him the prestigious award of
a Nobel Prize for Literature.
believe in their creative abilities and push the frontiers of endless
possibilities in using their skills to achieve greatness just like the highly
revered art icon, Soyinka.
exhibition which will run till the end of July, marks a new dimension to
celebrating icons as Soyinka, who have impacted society in diverse ways.
Nigeria in its diverse forms has come of age where it is now competitive and
highly appreciated nationally and internationally.