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KURENG DAPEL: SPREADING PHOTOACTIVISM IN AFRICA WITH FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY December 26, 2020 – Posted in: photography, Showcase

I sold books at bus parks, worked as a laborer at a building site, drove a bulldozer. What have I not done before? I once attended a teenagers’ event where the speaker spoke extensively about being industrious. He said everyone was born with a talent. It didn’t sink well with me. After the event, I met him and argued that I didn’t have any talent. He didn’t seem to agree with me but advised I…

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SLAY, SWAG, SALIVATE AND SAVOUR! December 18, 2020 – Posted in: Food, Showcase

You love yummy pictures of food, right? They make you suddenly go hungry and salivate? You are not wrong anyway. Unknowingly to a lot of people, behind every yummy and tasty looking picture of food that you see, there is lots of tremendous work done behind the scene. The life of a food artist requires dealing with inanimate objects that can also take up a life of their own and slay in pictures quite beyond…

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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 YOUNG AND THE CREATIVE December 5, 2020 – Posted in: photography, Showcase

It all started in my secondary school days. Those were the days when Nokia 6212 was still trendy and the in-thing. So, I remember taking pictures of myself and my classroom with that phone. It was a simple phone though, but the pictures were quite outstanding to me. In 2015, I went for a computer training to learn digital printing, word art, Ms Word, Corel draw, graphic designs and e-flyers. There, I discovered a treasure…

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THE VERSATILE REBEL – 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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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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This Beautiful Lady, Fortune Nwaeze, is a Professional House Painter! November 14, 2020 – Posted in: Showcase, Women

You cannot talk about Fortune Nwaeze without talking about her love for colours and creativity. I didn’t grow up wanting to be a painter. It’s only in recent times are we seeing women who are now painters and it is still not very common.  Painting was more of an inbuilt love. I wasn’t born with a silver spoon but I was determined to make it in life and change the norm. Painting for me started…

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