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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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Revving Up your food, plates and palates! January 10, 2021 – Posted in: Food, Showcase

One day, I woke up and got fed up as an office manager. I became fed up with the routine job I had done over the years. 9-5 had suddenly become boring. I knew I was tired and needed something different that I could call my own. I resigned. At first, I gave beauty and fashion a deep thought because I have knowledge of makeup and fashion. Still not sure what exactly I wanted, I…

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A Standing Ovation to the Made- in-Naija bag for the world! January 9, 2021 – Posted in: fashion, Showcase

The fear of hunting made me think deeper of an escape route. The news I was hearing back home in Nigeria was somewhat disturbing. I couldn’t picture myself as part of the statistics of those queuing up in search of daily source of income. This was no pride; it was something I wouldn’t just do. At that time, I was in my final year in Houdegbe North American University in Benin Republic. Though I could…

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WHEN ARCHITECTURE MEETS FASHION DESIGN January 6, 2021 – Posted in: fashion, Showcase

I wouldn’t know if there’s any correlation between architecture and fashion. Not so sure or maybe because I love drawing. That is one thing I know I really do so well. So, since I also love fashion, I decided to combine the two. You can imagine the switch from studying Architecture to doing fashion illustration. It was a move the got everyone raising their eyebrows at me and wondering what exactly I was up to.…

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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 TRANSFER OF CREATIVITY INTO MODERN URBAN BUILDING DESIGNS December 29, 2020 – Posted in: Architecture, Showcase

Overtime, I don’t just see well-designed buildings as a mere physical structure. I see a defined piece of timeless art. If there was an unofficial orientation I have had over the years, it should be the orientation that whatever I do, I do it well. It’s the perfectionist side of me that might irritate some people though, but it’s just who I am. If I wasn’t an architect, I would have still been a creative…

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PhD IN CORPORATE LAW, BAKER EXTRAORDINAIRE IN PASTRIES – Posted in: Food, Showcase

I didn’t plan it out. It all started as a hobby. I loved cooking and baking as a young little girl. As little as I was, I discovered I have the passion for making cakes. I could do it effortlessly without any hassles.  Years passed and I took the professional path to be trained as a lawyer. Law is a passion for me and I have been eager to get to the pinnacle. Early in…

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BEJEWELLED IN CORALS December 28, 2020 – Posted in: fashion, Showcase

I lived most of my childhood with my grandmother in Edo. She had some beads (corals) which were quite different from the beads that I saw at that time. I became curious and asked some questions about them. Of course, human beings are naturally curious but a child’s curiosity is way higher than normal. She said they were special beads which were sourced from the river. They were corals developed deep in the ocean and…

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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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