Osaru Obaseki: Nigerian Lady who Ditched her Corporate Job Becomes Bronze Maker in Edo, now Counting Blessings

Osaru Obaseki: Nigerian Lady who Ditched her Corporate Job Becomes Bronze Maker in Edo, now Counting Blessings

- Osaru Obaseki ditched her office work to dedicate her time to sculpture and painting

- The Edo state-born is now a poster girl for bronze making which she described as "a first wife"

- With over 15 bronzes to her name, Obaseki is impressively breaking boundaries and making waves amid cultural restrictions

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After a brief stint in the corporate world, young Nigerian lady Osaru Obaseki is now finding joy in her painting and sculpture passion which she described as "a first wife that does not want a second wife to come in."

The Edo state born never envisaged herself dabbling into bronze making until the journey started with a striking interest to know more.

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I give up my corporate job: Meet young lady bronze maker making waves and breaking boundaries
Osaru Obaseki gave up her office job to become a bronze maker, now breaking boundaries. Credit: Osaru Obaseki
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Going forward, Obaseki has become a poster girl of the bronzemaking industry, complementing her knowledge in clay modelling.

In an interview with BBC Pidgin, the young "artpreneur" revealed that apart from the joy brought by the job, making a bronze is a source of pride for her because it means the "history and cultural heritage" of Benin and Edo are intact.

She, however, said bronze casting is forbidden for women in the state, adding that it is an age-long culture people still respect and hold on to.

"I have produced 15 bronzes... At first, people were shocked because I started with painting," she stated.

On the need to ply her trade in Lagos which is the hub of art, Obaseki said her career kickstarted in Edo, and with the help of technology and social media, there is no need to leave her state to showcase her works to the audience.

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