Onyinye Ubah

FROM MERE PAPER CRAFT TO EXOTIC PERFECTION December 1, 2020 – 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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Etinosa Yvonne: Using Her ‘Superpowers’ to Dig Up Untold Stories November 15, 2020 – Posted in: Arts, photography, Showcase

My perception about photography changed right from the day I followed up a story about a lady with vesicovaginal fistula. It was an unimaginable sight where her urine was leaking out of her vagina uncontrollably. Only few people wanted to be around. Her husband doesn’t speak good English. I followed them all through their journey to Ebonyi state. The above story is how I have continued to follow a lot of stories in the rural…

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NOLLYWOOD’S MAN OF WEAPONS September 20, 2020 – Posted in: Arts, Showcase

The very first time I gave a shot to the idea of providing weapon in a movie, I had never gone back since then. My first weapon prop was made with hundred percent plastazote foam and it turned out quite well. Funnily, I did not start off in the movie industry as a provider of weapons. My journey started off as a special effects makeup artist (which I still do), before the switch.  The idea…

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FROM A MAKEUP ARTIST TO A DUCHESS OF DISGUISE! September 19, 2020 – Posted in: Arts, Showcase

 My journey into beauty and imitation makeup started about five years ago. It was spontaneous because I have always being artistic and very creative. It is more of a talent which I have been able to harness over the years. In time, some people thought my creativity was born out of boredom, whereas, others took me seriously right from the onset. I set out to become a full time professional makeup artist though I am…

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PERFECTLY COMBINING ARTS AND MEDICINE September 12, 2020 – Posted in: Arts, Showcase

I remember the memories of drawing cartoon characters, especially Mickey Mouse and Popeye. I was fond of using jumbo markers to create designs in my school exercise books. Sometimes, I could be restless to the extent that I have to look for any available paper to express myself. I loved gumming papers together to create collages and designs. Surprisingly, I didn’t really pay attention to this creative side of me neither does my parents do.…

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Illustrations And Visuals…Twice As nice! August 9, 2020 – Posted in: Arts, Showcase

The path I chose has brought me a lot of peace. It was something I genuinely enjoy doing. There were no push backs and hitches anytime I am engrossed in it. After a careful thought of what I wanted to do with my life, I came to a conclusion I might actually do this art thing for a very long time or for the rest of my life. Art was something I found myself doing…

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Out of this world! July 29, 2020 – Posted in: Arts, Showcase

Take it or leave it, I have always been super creative since I was born. I started drawing when I was seven. I drew a lot of cartoon characters, especially from the Super Strikers and Cartoon network comic series. I didn’t really pay much attention to it till I got into secondary school. In year 9, my Fine Art teacher made me fall in love with it because he gave students room for self expression…

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Knitting The Triplets Of Digital Arts July 28, 2020 – Posted in: Arts, Showcase

Ever since I was a kid, I’ve always wanted to draw contents I see in Marvel comic books and popular animation characters. Those days, I was a child who was known for drawing with my pencil on papers. After my University education, I worked in a bank for a few years. Truly, I was earning quite well but I never enjoyed it. My passion for arts was very strong that I would still create time…

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Naija’s Primadonna and the Opera July 26, 2020 – Posted in: Arts, Showcase

I have always wanted to be world famous. I always held that picture in my mind where I would stand in front of a crowd and they would watch me perform. There was just something me and the dream of standing in front of a large crowd. During my teenage years, I thought I was going to be the best defence lawyer in Nigeria. The dream to study law did not come true but music…

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CREATING MY OWN WORLD July 13, 2020 – Posted in: Arts, Showcase

“Go and read your books and stop drawing…” That should be the title of a book about myself if I should write one. That was the constant phrase I heard when I was growing up. My dad didn’t see art as a time-worthy profession. I am sure that even till now, he still thinks in that direction even though the entire family have come to accept it  as what I am and might spend the…

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