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Social Practice Artist, Wilfred Ukpong to Empower Akwa Ibom Youths with Sustainable Environmental Art and Film Project

dr w ilfre d ukpong In an effort to bridge the boundaries between art and social life, multi-disciplinary social practice artist Dr Wilfred Ukpong is set for one of the most important private individual art project in Nigeria. The renowned Oxford-based Nigerian scholar returns home after several years abroad with Blazing Century 1 , an innovative social art project that is focused on environmental sustainability and youth empowerment and development. For Ukpong, his works of arts are beyond just aesthetics, but that of creating direct impact on the society, hence becoming an intervention system, especially for communities where oil explorations are being carried out. Asides the damage done by oil spillage, the environment is littered with giant self-floating hose deployed between oilrig and FPSO (Floating Production Storage and Offloading) Vessel or oil tanker for offloading crude oil. Blazing Century Project will help clean the environment by recycling and repurposi


Western Media seem to be paying more attention to Nigerians these days, less of Terrorism and more of positive records. This time, it is about Laolu Senbanjo who has just been selected by Nike as their 'Master of Air' which will see him create art-inspired Air Max at the Air Max Con 2016. He started his style of drawing with Charcoal, borrowing inspiration from prehistoric arts. Although he left arts, his preferred vocation, to read Law (University of Ilorin), having graduated, he resurrected his talents and forayed into professional Fine Arts. In 2009, he participated in his first exhibition at Elephant House, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos. Sadly, he did not sell a single piece. Today, he is an icon of Contemporary African Fine Arts, widely traveled. As Nike celebrate their Air Max brand between March 24 and March 26, Laolu’s craft will showcase his originality as African, making a special appearance on March 25, around 7-8pm. According to thener