NIGERIAN ARTIST, TOYIN ODUTOLA’S ARTWORK SELLS FOR 215MILLION NAIRA

Nigerian-American artist, Toyin Odutola speaking at her solo art exhibitions at SCAD Museum of Art. Georgia US. Source: Instagram/Toyinojihodutola Toyin Odutola has become the third highest-paid Nigerian artist of all time after her drawing ‘Compound Leaf’ sold at the Sotheby’s for £471,000 (roughly N215 million). News Agency of Nigeria reports that this record-breaking sale puts Odutola behind a fellow female artist, Njideka Akunyili-Crosby, and the legendary Ben Enwonwu. After moving from Nigeria to America at the age of five, Ojih Odutola became aware of her ‘blackness’ and questioned her identity Due to…

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FG GRANTS TAX HOLIDAY TO MUSIC, MOVIE PRODUCERS, OTHERS IN THE CREATIVE INDUSTRY

The Federal Government has granted ‘Pioneer Status’ or tax holiday to music, movie and others in the Creative Industry, in a landmark move aimed at transforming the industry to a creative economy and creating jobs. In a statement issued in Abuja on Thursday, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said the decision to grant the industry ‘Pioneer Status’ is in fulfillment of the promise made by the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, represented by the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, at the opening of the Creative Industry Financing Conference…

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LAI MOHAMMED UNVEILS 1 MIL DOLLARS SUPPORT FUND FOR CREATIVE INDUSTRY

Akeem Lasisi and Olusola Fabiyi The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, on Monday announced the establishment of a $1m venture capital to boost the Nigerian creative industry. Mohammed made this known in Lagos at the opening of a two-day workshop on the creative industry financing, where the Minister of Finance, Mrs.  Kemi Adeosun, also pledged support for the sector. The Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Mrs. Aisha Abubakar; Minister of Information and Communication from the Republic of Niger, Hadjia Koubra Sani, and many creative…

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LATE DORA AKUNYILI’S DAUGHTER’S PAINTING, THE BEAUTIFUL ONES SOLD FOR 2.5MILLION POUNDS

The Beautiful Ones by Njideka Akunyili Crosby sold £2.5 million (inc. buyer’s premium) at yesterday’s Christie Postwar Sale. The Nigerian – born visual artist born in Enugu and works in Los Angeles, California sold this beautiful art work at the Christie postwar sale. read more @ http://naijamatterashedeyhot.blogspot.com/2017/03/the-beautiful-ones-by-njideka-akunyili.html

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