Black and White Photo exhibition – Grand opening on Sunday 23rd June at Quintessence, Ikoyi

Bolaji Alonge’s “Black & White Exclusive Selection for Quintessence” opened on Sunday 23rd  June and will be running until Sunday 7th July. The opening was attended by a crowd of Lagos’ finest art lovers, collectors, friends and family and representatives of the diplomatic community and covered by Channels TV. The director of the Goethe Institute, Friederike Moeschel, Alliance Française Director Charles Courdent, I-Design director Tola … Continue reading Black and White Photo exhibition – Grand opening on Sunday 23rd June at Quintessence, Ikoyi

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Eyes of a Lagos Boy | Black & White Exclusive Selection for Quintessence

“I believe that if black-and-white photography is done correctly, it can convey much more emotion and a deeper meaning than colour ever could. It’s as if by subtracting colour, the viewer is forced to add his own emotion to the images. Colour photography is like a novel that spells everything out in detail, whereas black-and-white photography is like poetry—its strength isn’t in what’s said; it’s … Continue reading Eyes of a Lagos Boy | Black & White Exclusive Selection for Quintessence

Ilupeju Ekiti, roots connected

‘Ilupeju Ekiti is the only Yoruba town where two communities decided on an amalgamation without tribal strife or animosities” according to HRM OBA Emmanuel Olaleye Oniyelu, the Apeju of Ilupeju Ekiti who exclusively revealed that a ballot was conducted between the two princes of Eseta and Egosi Ekiti respectively for the positions of Apeju (the Oba) and Obanla (the deputy and heir apparent to the … Continue reading Ilupeju Ekiti, roots connected

Easter weekend with Bruce Onobrakpeya, Nigeria’s living treasure

On Saturday 20th April we had the immense pleasure and privilege to attend the opening of “Beauty and the Machine”, an amazing art exhibition by Bruce Onobrakpeya, a dynamic 86-year old Nigerian artist. His show, celebrating 60 years of exhibitions, is made out of discarded and recycled materials that have become art in the process. Bruce Onobrakpeya is a Nigerian Living National Treasure, a multi-award … Continue reading Easter weekend with Bruce Onobrakpeya, Nigeria’s living treasure

Afrobeat and Berlin, 41 years of exchange

That Berlin ’78 show started a multi-generational exchange between Afrobeat and Germany, which was reflected on Sunday 24th March 2019 at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin. The hall of about one thousand two hundred Afrobeat lovers was packed with fans standing and dancing on the isles. Continue reading Afrobeat and Berlin, 41 years of exchange

Urban Culture – Historical Continuity, about Nigeria today, fearlessly looking towards the future.

Bolaji Alonge, ake Eyes of a Lagos Boy, presented his second solo photo exhibition “Urban Culture – Historical Continuity” at One Draw Gallery from 11 to 25 November 2018, curated by Segun Adejumo. https://www.vanguardngr.com/2018/11/bolaji-alonges-photographic-exhibition-takes-us-through-urban-culture-and-historical-continuity/ During the two weeks of the exhibition, several well attended events were held at the gallery, the official opening on 11th November, an opportunity to meet with the artist on Sunday … Continue reading Urban Culture – Historical Continuity, about Nigeria today, fearlessly looking towards the future.