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Author: Joyce Pennekamp

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The Art Scene in Lagos

JoyceAkudaaya a performance by Yusuf Durodola with the participants of Communal Re-Imagination, an Alternative Art School programme in Iwaya Community. Photo by VAL Workstation 2 2018

“Lagos is the quintessential entrepreneurial African city, with its international connections, a diverse culture and so much simultaneously happening. Art season 2019 was pivotal, a lot of international visitors realized that something exciting was going on. Further professionalization of the sector would mean artists connecting with arts administrators and managers, that would allow them to focus on creating art, with Nigeria becoming a globally acknowledged standard”.

Joyce Pennekamp interviewed local professionals on the art scene in Lagos.
Akudaaya, a performance by Yusuf Durodola with the participants of Communal Re-Imagination, an Alternative Art School programme in Iwaya Community. Photo by VAL Workstation, 2018

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