Art is a food for the soul and human beings love to express themselves through that medium. Art is a very broad concept that covers fashion, music, and acting among other things.
Some Nigerians have adequately made a name for themselves as creatives while others try to make their works become known in other parts of the world.
Legit.ng has gathered the report of a young Nigerian artist, Nwobu, who is gradually gaining recognition in Philippines.
He recently displayed his works at an art exhibition in the country which made him the first black artist to achieve such a feat.
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Nwobu who is a graduate of Business Education as well as an art teacher revealed that he was moved to carry out the solo exhibition because of his passion to inspire people to chase their dreams.
He also added that his need to “drive positive change in using arts to transform people’s lives” was also a motivation.
The artist also admonished people who love his work to “discover the reason to become better and attain higher.”
Nwobu is not just an artist and a teacher; he is also a graphic designer and photographer. He has been able to mentor young people at his art gallery in Philippines.
The art exhibition was sponsored by the Nigerian Embassy in the Philippines and Ambassador Adekunbi Abibat Sonaike-Ayodeji was in attendance.
Speaking about the artist, she described him as a diligent man who adequately displays the can-do spirit of Nigerians. She also expressed her joy that his works prove that Nigeria can export her creative industry.
Congrats to the talented artist.
Meanwhile Legit.ng previously reported that a Nigerian artist recently went viral after sharing his painting progress from 2014 till 2018.
The gifted creative artist identified as Ayogu Kingsley (@ayogukingsley_) took to his Twitter page to show his fans how far he has come in his craft. He shared photos of his work from 2014 alongside another work from 2018 and his audience were awed at the obvious improvement.
In his recent works the paintings look very realistic and can even be mistaken for photographs.
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