TODAY IS IGBO ARTS GENIUS BEN ENWONWU’S 103rd POSTHUMOUS BIRTHDAY

World renowned artist, Ben Enwonwu is one of those who have joined the Pablo Picassos and Michelangelos of this world as premier artists. His paintings now sell for millions (try to-wisely-invest in arts if you can maintain it securely). Mazi Ben Enwonwu, your good works have indeed outlived you! Read more about the Chinua AchebeContinue reading “TODAY IS IGBO ARTS GENIUS BEN ENWONWU’S 103rd POSTHUMOUS BIRTHDAY”

Igbo Don Faults Planned Sale Of Sacred Igbo Sculptures ‘Removed During Nigeria-Biafra War’

An Igbo professor, Mazi Chika Okeke-Agulu has spoken out strongly against the planned sale of some Igbo alusi in Paris. Auction house Christies has announced plans to auction the sacred statues. But Okeke-Agulu, a professor of African Art History at Prinston University, USA, is having none of that. In an interview reported by The Guardian,Continue reading “Igbo Don Faults Planned Sale Of Sacred Igbo Sculptures ‘Removed During Nigeria-Biafra War’”

The Return Of Ben Enwonwu

A few recent discoveries of long-lost works by Africa’s greatest contemporary artist, Ben Enwonwu, are leading to a reexamination of his legacy. How is it that the works of a man who in 1949 would be named Africa’s greatest contemporary artist by Time magazine, would decades later be gathering dust, long-forgotten in an apartment inContinue reading “The Return Of Ben Enwonwu”

‘First’ Black African Victim Of Coronavirus Dies

Can African heat really shield black Africa from coronavirus? A top politician carrying the virus, a black African woman from Burkina Faso has just died. It is not known if she had any related illness or medical condition. The headline by Punch told Africa to prepare for the worst. I hope the worst is notContinue reading “‘First’ Black African Victim Of Coronavirus Dies”