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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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KURENG DAPEL: SPREADING PHOTOACTIVISM IN AFRICA WITH FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY – 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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