Nigeria: British Council Held Art Events Across The Country In February

In February, the British Council organized art events across Nigeria in Abuja, Lagos and Port Harcourt. The events allowed creatives to network with and learn from other creatives. It was a call for creatives to collaborate rather than compete with one another.

In Abuja, conversations were held on how to aid the creators artistically and commercially. It was followed up with a meet and greet.

In Lagos, there were art exhibitions, film screenings, musical performances and a sip and paint session. It was an opportunity for those usually in the consumer role to create art and interact with veteran artists. The award-winning film, “TEAR: A Tale of Two Hands” by Avwokuraye Efetobor, was shown amongst others. And in Port Harcourt, the event connected generations of artists, allowing them to share experiences and knowledge. The event featured visual art displays, stage plays, spoken word performances and more.

The British Council helped expose local creators to vast knowledge and skills and allows them to share their art with the world. One of such local artists to benefit from the Council’s efforts in February was Olukayode Aliyu, who sold all his 3D art pieces displayed at the Lagos event.


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