- Celebrated Nigerian artist and textile designer, Nike Davies-Okundaye, recently welcomed celebrity guests at her art gallery located in Lagos
- One of the celebrity guests included Nollywood actress, Yvonne Jegede, who was in great awe of the beauty of the gallery
- The Nike Art Gallery owner made sure to gift the actress a beautiful work-of-art necklace and she also crowned her the queen of Nollywood
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Art is no doubt a form of expression and some people express theirs in many ways including music, sculpture, paintings and more.
Some artists and art connoisseur’s also have galleries where many of these beautiful works are gathered for guests to come and appreciate.
Nigerian artist, teacher and textile designer, Nike Davies-Okundaye’s art gallery, has no doubt become a sort of tourist attraction in the city of Lagos and even non-art lovers are transformed to believers after a visit to her space.
Just recently, the Nike Art Gallery played host to some guests in the movie industry and one of them included celebrated actress, Yvonne Jegede.
The film star was in so much awe of the gallery and she took to her Instagram page to gush over the beauty of the space. Jegede also had nothing but good things to say about Nike who had even gifted her a beautiful and artistic necklace.
The celebrated textile designer also crowned Jegede the Erelu of Nollywood. The film star took to her social media page to post about it.
She wrote: “I was crowned the Erelu Of Nollywood yesterday by the phenomenal Mama Nike Okundaye aka Mummy Nike at the @nikeartgallery. I am honored.
This is huge for me guys. #EreluOfNollywood.”
See her post below:
In another post, the actress said that she had never seen art so beautifully displayed like it was done at the gallery.
She wrote: “A tour at the @nikeartgallery yesterday and to be truthful I have never seen art displayed so artistically beautiful. It is indeed a sight to behold and Mummy Nike is a warm and lovely woman.”
See the post below:
See other photos from the visit below:
Legit.ng had earlier reported on 69-year-old Davies-Okundaye, who lectures despite not having a formal education.
Chief (Mrs) Okundaye can be described as the goddess of Adire. Having built an empire off preserving the culture of traditional (Yoruba) textile making in Nigeria, she deserves a crown for her contribution in promoting the art of textile design, just like her flamboyant gele.
The 69-year-old traditional art expert has no formal education as she grew up in an environment of traditional weaving and dying as practised in her home town of Ogidi, Kogi state. Since that was all the education she got, she went on to build an industry around it.
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