Onyinye Ubah

Sip and Paint: The fun route to arts and therapy January 23, 2021 – Posted in: Arts, Showcase

The sip and paint concept has been alive for almost a decade in the United States. I have been to several sessions and really enjoyed the atmosphere and how therapeutic it is! During the covid-19 lockdown in Lagos, I began to visualise it.  The picture of the concept began to take a form and I began putting together something beneficial to help Nigeria and Nigerians in a time of distress. Honestly, the reception to the…

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Harry Uzoma Dunkwu, the Artpreneur: The Combo Of Arts and Entrepreneurship January 13, 2021 – Posted in: Arts, Showcase

I lost. I didn’t win. I made it to the first 50. Somehow, I couldn’t make it to the first 20. This was my experience in Etisalat Easy Business competition in 2014. Before then, I was doing comic writing. Losing out in that competition took me back to the drawing board and look inwardly. Right now, I wouldn’t call it a loss. Rather, it was a kind of redirection. Somehow, everything was pointing at doing…

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THE EXPRESSIONIST HANDS OF UNYIME January 3, 2021 – Posted in: Arts, Showcase

I was met with cheers, eyes of admiration and hands clapping at what they saw. The heavy applause alone was enough to build anyone’s confidence. An onlooker would be sure that something remarkable had happened in my school that resulted into an outburst of cheers and admiration by the students and teachers. Earlier that week, I got a book from a friend and decided to draw the characters in the book. The book was “My…

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finding treasures in junk and waste December 31, 2020 – Posted in: Arts, Showcase

Unsure of what was ahead of me but I decided to make a move. I started the year 2010 with a lot of disengagement and distractions. Five years down the line, I began trying out a lot of experimentation and exploration on the use of environmental waste.  I worked on mixed media paintings with the use of environmental and discarded materials. My hands were always working on window blinds, canvas, clothes pieces, acrylics, junk metals,…

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The Mystery of Illusions Giving Reality A hot Chase! December 26, 2020 – Posted in: Arts, Showcase

My notebook in primary school then was full of spider man drawings and would get into trouble a lot in class. Just the way most artists started, I started watching lots and lots of cartoons and then try to redraw it. In time, I started off as a comic book writer professionally because my drawing was poor. I wrote comics for a while and then started drawing again. Gradually I became an animator. I did…

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Naija to the world: Creating Our Own Disney and much more! December 15, 2020 – Posted in: Arts, Showcase

Just to correct something that many people always seem to confuse. I am an illustrator and not an animator. Animation involves moving pictures on screen, like Tom and Terry but illustration involves creating still images, the type you see in children’s storybooks. Drawing has been a part of me since I was a kid. I started drawing as early as when I was 3 or 4 years old. My dad helped my creative talent flourish…

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TURNING HEADS WITH A THREAD December 12, 2020 – Posted in: Arts, Showcase

It began one day, quite unplanned. Thoughts began to spin in my head and then I tried to put those thoughts into action. There are things no one teaches you. They come natural. All of a sudden, you see an idea knitting in your head. You begin to put one and two together, and then boom! There you are watching an idea take shape. Thread painting is a style I developed myself. I found myself…

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THE VERSATILE REBEL December 5, 2020 – Posted in: Arts, Showcase

I own my creative space unapologetically. My creative space is my empire and I am the emperor. I direct the canvas and the brush whichever way I like till I get my desired result. I don’t like being told what to do with my creativity. When it comes to art, I can be as rebellious as I want to be without being boxed. Every artist is different and as far as I can remember, art…

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Uchennaya: The Beauty And Her Painting Brush December 1, 2020 – Posted in: Arts, Showcase

I would rather sit around sketching my fantasies than actually help do house chores. That was how indulged I was in my art as a child. Chinelo, my sister, and I would sketch houses and people as kids and that was our own little way of having fun. It was a priceless memory of my childhood. In my junior secondary school, fine art was the only course I enjoyed going for and would of course,…

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FROM MERE PAPER CRAFT TO EXOTIC PERFECTION – Posted in: Arts, Showcase

Not in a million worlds would I ever think of having anything to do with papers. It was on one of those days I was trying to figure out what to do with life after studying Business Management in the University of Sunderland. Life was quite fast for me and grabbing hold of exactly what I wanted was a mirage. At the age of 14, I was already done with secondary school. By the age…

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