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Poetry

A Tale of True Religions: For a goddess

H.

Woman, let us create a world.

The Northern garden will grow on the hills, the river will provide Crocodile feed. Our off-springs will run around the marble floors, all the way to the garden, with the swiftest of knights all around it.

 

The eagles will watch over our cats and priest, whilst rain pours from the sways of your hips as we swim in the river of love and honey.

 

Woman, the watch dogs will tear apart the snakes and fetch us sticks as a trained dog will eat its vomit.

 

The stars will flood the streets as they shall walk in the midst of the world’s energy, with a little more than gold and diamonds on their skin.

 

The Northern riders will lead the entourage as we journey through the valleys, all the way to your eastern realm, back to the vineyard and ranch, where the fastest horse is.

 

Woman, the birds will wake us with music as the sunrises. Verily, my light is from your being; thus, with the wind traveling with your scent, your legacy will never be forgotten.

 

Our laws shall fight for the hungry who can not find their way into the garden, the ones that have nothing and for them dusk is the most scary.

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Poetry

Black Allure

H.

Black or white; surely we are something as simple as Humpty Dumpty. But, without the fence sitting.

 

Roses and whisky; Surely, I have earned some milk and your strawberry cookie.

 

No need for drama, nor reason to cause a scene as we know we are much in sync.

 

Honesty or dishonesty; surely by now you know I can see through your lies.

 

However, I turn a blind eye cause baby you are as shinny and unbreakable as gold and ruby, beautiful as the Sun rising above the Caribbean beach, whilst your soul young and wild like lily’s of the valley.

 

Hence, me know sey if me capture and posses this light of yours and begin to caress it, your spirit will be elevating.

 

As e be, me know sey your light burns as the celestial feasting bonfire, at the untamed valleys.

 

Me find sey na to run to the wave love been bring come as thy Angels whisper about recreating me.

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Fashion

Nigeria is an Apex Source for Quality Leather in the World

Be it men’s or female’s attires, for centuries leather has been a crucial material infused in the creation of artistic fashion content across the universe.

Originating from animal skin and hides that have undergone treatment and refining with the use of chemicals in order to preserve them, thereby making them meet the high standards of mankind regarding what looks they desire to incorporate it into their lifestyle.

Leather is commonly used to produce content such as clothing, footwear, handbags, furniture, tools, and sports equipment.

However, Nigeria has emerged as a consistent apex supplier of leather to European and Asian markets as it ranks amongst the highest quality of leather in the world.

The top two leather processing countries Italy and Spain source their leather hides from Nigeria which highlights the quality and affordability of Nigerian leather. According to experts both countries are the largest destinations of Nigerian leather in total, covering over 71% of total Nigerian exports, which mainly consists of goat leather, while sheep and lamb leather reached larger export values in Asian countries.

Nigeria’s leather comes from free-roaming animals rather than from large scale farming-practices. Thus, ensuring fair treatment of cattle and home to the unique Red Sokoto goat skin leather and Acknowledged for superior quality and high premium in the world market.

In view of this, the Founder and Chief Executive Officer, LegendFitz, Precious Aleaji in this interview with The parakeet show speaks on his journey into becoming an innovative entrepreneur and his major motivation for the birth of his shoe making and design brand. Happiness Irabor presents the excerpts:

Precious Aleaji

Can we meet the brain behind Legendfitz?

Legendfitz was founded in 2018 by Aleaji Precious.

Precious is a young innovative entrepreneur with a degree in of business administration.

He also holds a certification in entrepreneurship from Microsoft and the future project.As a fashion creative, Precious has built his experience in the Nigerian creative industry through multiple industry programs including the British Council’s Nigerian creative enterprise program delivered by fashion foundry Scotland and the Assembly Nigeria, the Orange Corners Nigeria program facilitated by Fate foundation and the Netherlands enterprise agency. With internships at prestigious organisations like AFA sports, Nigeria’s leading sports apparel company and sponsors of the National basketball team and Ruff’n’tumble, Nigeria’s leading children dressmaking company.Precious is passionate about the progress of humanity and sees business not just as a means for making money but as a necessary tool to make the world a better place.He subscribes to Michael Porter’s concept of creating shared value, which states that “businesses acting as businesses, not as charitable donors, are the most powerful force for addressing the pressing issues society faces.”

 

What made you go into leather shoe making and design?

When I was younger, before the age of 10, I used to watch my dad polish our shoes. We always had polish and brushes and touchers at home. Soon enough, I assumed the task of polishing everyone’s shoes on Saturdays while we were preparing to go to church. At about the age of 12 to 14 thereabout, I visited a friend and he was mending a footwear with a stitching awl and a thread, and I asked him if he could teach me and he obliged. On getting home, I told my mother about it, the next day while coming back from work, she got me an awl and some thread. That was the start of it all.In no time, I was making money mending shoes in our neighborhood. Once I was done from secondary school I went on to learn the skill properly and soon enough, I started out as a business.

 

What will you say is unique about Legendfitz?

What sets Legendfitz apart is that it’s not just a business, it’s a tool for social change. We go broader and deeper to solve social challenges than most businesses even bother to give thought to.For example, in the first quarter of 2019, we eliminated the use of single-use plastics from our packaging in line with the global climate action.In the 3rd quarter of the same year, we shifted from a linear production model to a circular production model which is in tune with the United Nations sustainable development goal of responsible production and consumption.This allows us to offer better products and services to our customers, increase customer retention and repeat purchase while contributing to the society.Presently, we’re helping solve inequalities and promoting entrepreneurship by pioneering the earn-as-you-learn business model in the creative sector. This allows us solve the problem of access to education for the economically disadvantaged especially, by providing them the skillsets and resources they need to become employers of labour thereby transforming them into economic contributors.

How do you get quality materials you use to make your shoes and how easily accessible and affordable are they?

Nigeria is a blessed nation. We are the source of some of the very best leather used by the top brands in the world. Ironically, the supply chain for the leather industry is broken. There’s a gap between the manufacturers or tanners as we call them and the end users which are the businesses that need them for day to day operations due to lack of proper structure in the leather market. While this can be a cause for concern, and should be addressed, it also offers those who look an opportunity. Most of the leathers and accessories used in our footwear are imported. Sometimes what the importers bring in are the leftovers from big brands. The downside of this is that there’s no consistency in the type of leather that comes in per time, the upside is that as a conscious brand, we can insist on getting leathers that meet the gold standard of the LWG (leather working group).That said, it will only be beneficial to our local economy if the leather industry is integrated and there’s a flow of materials from manufacturers to fashion houses.

 

Considering the outbreak of the Covid-19 incidence, how does your brand intend to come back stronger, thereby harnessing the upside to the global economic stand still?

Well, these are times when we reflect and close up all loose ends. Legendfitz was born digital and we plan to use these times to consolidate and expand our brand digitally. There’s presently a slowdown in the progress of the world economy, but it will pick up again, and it maybe sooner than we expect. And so these are times for planting (using the biblical analogy), very soon, it’ll be harvest season.

 

What has been your major motivation to keep the brand going?

The fact that it’s more than a business to me has been the reason why I keep pushing it forward every day. There’s a work that needs to be done in the world and this business is the vehicle through which I can get it done.Thinking about that helps me do all it takes to move the brand forward, to help it gather momentum and build critical mass. Very soon, it’ll take off and soar high and the impact will reach the ends of the earth.

What advice can you give to the younger generation of entrepreneurs who have interest in leather shoe making?

This is a very amazing industry, especially in Nigeria. The market is untapped and there is so much potential. It doesn’t come without it’s fair share of hard work though, but you’ll be better for it at the end of the day.

How has your journey as an entrepreneur been so far?

It’s been a lot like the typical entrepreneurial journey with its highs and lows.You’ll think it’s all great today until tomorrow brings its sets of challenges and forces you to think and act on your feet.But then, that’s what makes the story interesting, helping us become well rounded out entrepreneurs.
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Fashion

Fashion as a Medium of Self Expression

Regina Ogwuche

Fashion has been one of our oldest ways of self expression, and way of life. Every single human can relate to having a fashion instinct influenced by culture, religion, environment, and a persona. From colors we like, textiles, designs, to our pattern of approach and portrayal of ourselves; fashion and humans cannot be separated.
Fashion is birth from within, before it can be exhibited for others to see just like any other form of Art. Each person has a distinct style of expressing his or her fashion instinct; so do fashion creators while creating and showcasing fashion pieces.
An individual’s fashion sense is usually the first impression the world perceives. It is also a way of survival while walking through the sands of time, and it comes and goes with seasons.
Fashion being a way of expression you will need to follow certain structures in order to achieve a perfect fashion expression like feeling comfortable in whatever you are wearing as well as understanding whatever you are wearing.
Thus, we speak with Nigerian Fashion Stylist Teni Oluwo regarding her journey so far as a Fashion stylist and creative, and the prospects of the global Fashion world.

Via: @styleterritory

Hi, can you tell us a bit about yourself and brand?
My name is Teni Oluwo. I’m a graduate of Mass Communications from Bowen University. But I am now, professionally a Fashion Stylist and a Creative Director for my company, Style Territory
How long have you been a stylist?
I have been a Stylist since 2013 but I started my company, Style Territory in 2016 .
Which current trends would you incorporate into your clothing selections?
I’m more of a classic fashion girl , I don’t really do trends but if there’s any trend that comes and goes that I incorporate, it would be Colour Block and clashing prints.
What are the challenges you usually face when dressing and styling clients and how do you address them?
There are many challenges in my field. One I face continuously would be paying an arm and a leg for unique props or accessories, they I know are far cheaper in other countries.

Via: @styleterritory

How do you determine a client’s personal style?
I determine a client’s personal style by asking the right questions and also do some research on things they’ve tried in the past. Taking into consideration what worked and what didn’t . Thinking about how you can potentially bring out the best in them.
Where do you think the fashion climate of the country is heading to?
Fashion in Nigeria is promising and evolving as it is gradually gaining global recognition and I have no doubts that if we keep up this pace our creativity would overwhelm mediocrity and we would retain the place and respect we deserve.
How much influence has African fashion brands and style had over the fashion global scene?
The African fashion has served as a great source of inspiration to pop culture for such a long time. Our fabrics, Vibrancy among other things. I am glad we are finally getting the recognition we deserve.

Via @styleterritory

What were your biggest fashion moments of the decade?
This is an ambiguous question. I am not sure if you mean personally or just in the fashion world. One of mine, would be when I was one of the duo that won Best Dressed at the Bling Lagosian movie premiere. It was unexpected and another moment of being fearless that paid off. Generally, I look forward to every MET GALA event.
How have you been able to leverage on technology in order to produce better services to your customers?
Technology offers Social Media. A helpful marketing tool and it also offers countless means of research, which has helped my job tremendously.
From your experience what African fashion brands should the global scene look out for?
There are lots of African brands excelling and preserving authenticity. I definitely love Sgtc Clothing for making such desirable styles in African prints and ensuring it’s super affordable. I also love Mazzelle Studios and Weizdhurm Frankyln for making such delicate and Structured master pieces .

Via: @styleterritory

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Poetry

Dual Faces

Olaitan Osho


 

Read the script, learn the lines

Dress the part, know the cues

 

Ready? Action!

She acts each day as a scene from life’s camera

Playing the part thrown at her with no retakes

 

There are no choices, no breaks

Happy today, sad tomorrow

She looks in the mirror and sees all the faces she has but can’t tell which is really hers

 

The world sees whichever she portrays, whoever she has to be
Wearing a face for each part, telling a different story scene by scene

 

Laugh, cry, scream, yell, celebrate, mourn
Drowning in endless pretense till she becomes a phantom

 

Cut!
Take the wig off honey, wipe the makeup off
Burn the script, write your own lines
Tell your own story
Speak your truth.

 

Artwork by: Mosope Art

 

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Visual Art

Influencing Socio-Economical Discuss with Contemporary Realism

Regina Ogwuche

Hyper realism paintings and sculpting create a new sense of reality that acts as a convincing illusion. Hence, it brings to the Artistic scene an embellishing, heightened sense of reality depicted on canvass or paper with acrylic paints, paint brushes, charcoal, to mention a few.
The finalized product of hyper realists often questions our perceptions of reality as it explores the limits of mankind’s conceptualization.
According to Lagos based, Nigerian Hyper realist, Ken Nwadiogbu, his Art is driven towards inspiring and creating change whilst depicting issues relating to African migration, inadequate governance, news and issues relating to Black people, as well as feminism.

Via: Pinterest

“When I began practicing Art, my inspiration came from issues relating to my peers and those around me. Now, I am inspired by recent happenings in the Society. The philosophy that drives my work is simple, I want to inspire and create change everywhere my work is presented. I don’t just want to make works for the sake of it, if you look closely at each piece, I am always trying to say something.
“I am always inspired by issues of those surrounding me and as well as recent happenings in the news. I conceptualize ideas for my work this way and then I pen down the idea and then I start to draw. It sounds really simple, but it is quite complicated, especially in the detailing of each work. It often takes hours just to achieve a particular detail; and, I must admit, I am always happy with the result.”
The 2019 winner of the Future Award Africa which celebrates young people between the ages of 18 to 31 that have made outstanding achievements during the year under consideration, also describes his type of Art as ‘Contemporary-realism’ considering how it is largely centred on the fusion of hyper-realism and contemporary Art, during an interview with theparakeetshow.com.
How would you describe your creative approach towards creating your Art pieces?
Well, I have always experimented with my work. I had no formal training whatsoever but regarding mixed media, I started experimenting a few years ago. I wanted and still want to create works that go beyond hyper-realism. I believe with mixed media, I can pass on my message further.
I describe my style of art as ‘Contemporary-realism ’ and it is largely centred on the fusion of hyper-realism and contemporary Art. It is a welcome deviation from the traditional hyper-realism movement. My work has since evolved from hyper-realism, as I infuse elements from contemporary art in to my work; hence, Contemporary-realism.
These techniques were horned through hours of research and exploration. For instance in my newest body of work titled Headline Series, I knew I wanted to pass on a message about the corrupt news systems in the world. I initially planned to draw the newspaper but I soon realized that it was unauthentic and may water down my message, hence, I decided to use real Nigerian newspapers, paint and charcoal. Each piece (newspaper) depicts an image of a palm trying to break free from behind a tight plastic bag. This represents a metaphor of the society trying to break free from its oppressors. Each piece is a deliberate attempt by the artist to bring to the consciousness of everyone, the corrupt news systems around the world.

Via: @kennwadiogbu

How would you say your Art has been able influence the society?
My Art is a reflection of my society. Through it, I challenge socio-political issues affecting Nigerians, Africans and Black people in diaspora, with the hope of making a change. I create art because I want to inspire people and shape the society, positively, which is why I created works that spotlight issues of Nigerians as in the case of series like ‘King’s Diary’ (2018), ‘Eye Witness’ (2018), ‘The Bad Mentality’ (2018) and ‘The Truth’ (2019).
Beyond the canvas, I am a strong believer in empowering the younger generation. I have taught art and inspired students in Nigerian schools like British International School, Harris Academy South Norwood London, Topgrade Secondary School, and many more. I have also spoken at platforms like TEDX and Child’s Play. My intention is to inspire and encourage young Nigerian creatives, especially with the lack of support in the art industry.
What area of your work or personal development are you working on exploring further?
My Art continues to evolve. I certainly would be exploring it further by experimenting and continuous research.
How would you describe the future of Art on a global scale?
Not to be pompous but, I believe it will be ‘Contemporary-realism’. Because It is largely centred around the fusion of hyper-realism and contemporary art and it is a welcome deviation from the traditional hyper-realism movement. My work has since evolved from hyper-realism, as I infuse elements from contemporary art into my work, hence, “Contemporary-realism.
I think art enthusiasts and collectors are slowly beginning to take notice. For sure, it will change the perception of hyper-realism and how such works are viewed.

Via: @kennwadiogbu

Thus far, what has been your biggest career moment?
So far, my biggest career moment has been presenting my works at my debut solo show ‘Contemporealism’ at Brick Lane Gallery, London last year. I must say, it was dream come true.
What has been your biggest challenge so far?
I would say: Art Supplies: any artist living and working in Nigeria realizes the high cost of purchasing Art supplies locally or even importing, as you would have to clear with customs at the border. In order to overcome this, I have focused on the use of locally made materials and materials I can find in my surroundings.
Also, visibility: In the past, I struggled with visibility, not for myself, but for my Art. It is not news that the Art world is not a famous industry. Thus, one of my goals is to make it as big as the music or fashion industry. It is also important to me that as many people as possible see the Art I have created, that way, I am able to influence positive change one Artwork at a time. In order to increase visibility, I set up a small public relations team, that publicizes my latest body of works to new and broader audiences.
What is your greatest strength?
My greatest strength is my team, they inspire to be better and to continuously seek ways of bettering myself and my art. I believe no man is an island, you cannot do it alone, especially in Art and I also believe there is strength in numbers.

@kennwadiogbu

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Poetry

Night Lights

H.


My intent is not to tickle your nipples and then leave you wanting, nor have you from this Moonlight till the next Sunrise. Nah, this does not please my soul, but my Body and Mind.

I see no point holding on to what was, So, I seek for what I believe is the source and this leads me to a new world with moons and singing Stars.

I long to have you for eternity, or at least for as many days as the Stars, but if thy flesh and fire is all you want, verily your wish is my command.

However, my conscience pricks so i have to warn you i will appear and disappear from your sight as a shooting Star, on the night all your wishes can become a reality, thus, i am known by few and a myth to most of mankind.

Whilst I wanted it all with you the grains on my palm were not mine, neither was the river I felt I could drown in; thus I wrote you songs that will live forever.

Darling, I was neutral until your sweet dirty words sunk into my senses, thereby creating a sensation I want, thus, it was as pure and powerful as Light.

Model: Peggy George
Photographed by: Hamid Ayodeji
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Music

A Review of RedHOTYCECold vol. 1

Seun Osho


The hip-hop project, RedHotyceCold from Nigerian label, K2O entertainment’s front runner, Hotyce is definitely a breath of fresh air to the Nigerian hip-hop scene. The album features hip-hop industry heavyweights like M.I, Jesse Jagz and Waje.

Since Hotyce’s early attempts at more conventional Naija hip-hop with Kilofoshi, Alhaji and the more successful lean towards a more comfortable niche for the rapper on songs like; The man and 10 o’clock in VGC, to his Friday Night Massacre releases, his career has been on a steady incline with his album being sort of more grease to his elbows.

However, the album is really for hip-hop lovers; so, it might not be an easy listen for music lovers of alternative genres. His hooks are mostly simple rap verses synchronized into catchy rhythmic melodies with repetitions which make it easy for the audience to sing along or banter.

On the album, he delivered classical hip-hop, no mumble jumble rap, giving it refreshing, lyrical, bouncy flows, honest content and little or no vulnerability.

The first track, say something remarkable, a Joe Budden skit introduces you to the temperament of most of the project. The intro communicates the crux of the song itself and sets the tone of the entire project perfectly. The production carries a very nice bounce, with its catchy melody, chant like rap hook, hard eloquent flow and strong lyrics makes the song difficult to ignore as it commands a head bump whenever it comes on. Hotyce’s confrontational energy throughout the album and this song contains shots at his peers and forerunners, challenging them to bring their A-game and to keep the hip-hop game lyrical, whereby saying something remarkable.

In an interview with Ehis Ohunyon for pulse.ng, when asked about the idea behind the song, Hotyce was quoted, ”there is no much thought put behind their lyrics. I just believe it is a funny time and if I have to pay attention to you then you have to say something remarkable.”

The next song on the feisty album, Red light features a melodic Jesse Jagz on the hook. On this body of work, he also provides a bridge after the second verse. This 6 minute, 22 seconds long track sounds like a cautionary public service announcement to the hip-hop industry. Hotyce introduces himself and what he stands for on this track whilst keeping his confrontational energy as he flaunts his confidence and his capacity as a rapper and character as a man, with lines like, “I don’t see myself as a person, cursing in a room where the ladies in
or rehearsing what I could do to look urban. Let me be me, I can never be you. Rule number one, you can never be two. Be diligent in whatever you do if you wanna be better than pops at 72.”

In the first verse, he places himself on a high moral pedestal, expresses his dreams and hopes, pays tribute to the men who shaped his ideologies, addresses social anomalies, insists on his Midas touch, gives life and finance advice among other things. However, in the second verse, he expresses his humanity and admits to being flawed, acknowledging God but also admitting to his vanity through lyrics like;

“All we need is a word from the savior
to save us, you don’t really need a church to save yuh.”

This is the first time Jagz is on a hook of someone else’s song and he definitely lives up to expectations. Maybe correct me in the comments section, but if I am right, this song is probably a historical marker in Nigerian hip-hop.

via @iamhotyce

For the Capital is definitely a city anthem with Emmeno outdoing himself on this. While the very lyrical MC manages to touch most of the geographical lifestyle and cultural talking points of the city, for instance; referencing what used to be a creative hub in the city called, Sueno which birthed or in some cases contributed to the careers, exposure and network of a good number of Abuja based creatives. However, the spot was shut down in January, 2018 by law enforcement agents.

Hotyce also highlights the bougie nature of Abuja side by side with the dangers and betrayal the streets tell tales about. It is a wholesome tribute, all sentiments acknowledged.

Pull up with MI Abaga addresses fake people and their fake hate. Unlike the haters referenced, this song holds the same confrontational and confident energy as the first two songs. M.I’s delivery was so precise and exciting.

An interview skit intro by Phlow cues Hotyce, on the jam titled, Purpose. The song connotes wisdom, growth and a coming to or realization of what life’s really about and reevaluating your personal values and circle. The message of the song is spot on and the little bridge sung by Maka really adds to the sermon feel of it. It is a real story that an average listener should be able to relate to and if he can’t, he should take a cue from this fire jam and take the lessons and lyrics with him wherever he goes!

Photo Credit: @nobodyshotit

No song on the project showcases Hotyce’s confrontational attitude more than track 6, “I dey tell you oh” (aka Ghetto). I really love the bounce on the production once again, this time, The gentle bounce and calm flow in the verses of this piece of work produced by Ciq, provides an excellent melodic contrast which is taken a step further with a deep, pidgin chorus.

So amazing is a thanksgiving jam more or less as Hotyce alludes his success to God’s grace on this song, with dope unadulterated hip-hop melodies and a flow that just threads the beat very nicely. Best part is he doesn’t sound like anyone else. On the song all he does is basically tell his tale of how hard it’s been to get here and thanks God for where he’s at.

Give it to ya is a dance-hall style jam. I believe this song was added to showcase diversity or range of the Artist’s skill.

Meanwhile, we don’t do that over here is the only single that was released prior to the project and boy was it a great alley-hoop for the rest of the project to make a slam dunk! The way Hotyce alternates between dance-hall flows and deep hip-hop flows, it’s hard to believe he had no features on this song because both deliveries were so well done. The beat, the attitude and the crip walk associated with the song adds to its appeal. If this song comes on in the club and you know how to crip walk, trust me you will feel like a king up in tha’ club! Gray Jones produced this one.

On home again, another interesting skit preceded the flow of heavy bars, while Waje’s vocals on the hook and in the ad lib throughout the song project’s the pain that Hotyce summarized in the last line of his second verse; “I’m proud of my country, my country’s never made me proud”. It’s a beautiful song and gentle reminder of Waje’s prowess as a singer. This song might be the most lyrical throughout the project.

Ride for me featuring MAJ is a bonus track. And I wasn’t too impressed by the feature. It’s probably the only time on the album that you might sense the music is by a new cat. I didn’t enjoy the work on MAJ’s vocals and I personally believe that if you’re going to sing in proper English, your diction delivery is something to be particular about. The lyrical content was generally up to par as usual. But, honestly not the ending I hoped for.

Hotyce’s old minded wise words and youthful references keep the songs intellectual. The production and engineering was almost perfect all through with Emmeno exhibiting some versatility on this album looking back at all the tracks he produced and how diverse the production styles are, of which, would have played a crucial role towards earning it a nomination at the 2019 “Hip-Hop world awards”. Thus, I would say the body of work is a strong statement and a nice way to introduce an Artist to a larger audience as a rapper.

Rating: 7.9

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Visual Art

Expressionism as a Medium of Communicating in the Millennial

Regina Ogwuche


Over time Art has been one of the most beautiful, passionate and detailed form of expressionism known to mankind and the world. It is known to portray and communicate the feelings, visions, thoughts and believes of the curator with the use of various Artistic materials and medium to display ideas as symbols and objects. Usually, it tells the tale and life experiences of the Artist, thereby giving its audience a glimpse and feel of the creator’s journey. Artists have been known to harness their craft and skills in order to show and express to their audience what they were feeling or thinking at the moment of the piece’s creation.

According to Adegboro Blessing Gbemileke, (Jahbless) a multi disciplinary contemporary visual Artist, “My art actually talks about the beauty and painful side of life because I am inspired by the facial expressions of humans and that is the major driving force of my art.

“My Art usually portrays an expression of what the picture is having in mind, and it is expressed with my choice of colour. I work as an expressionist artist.

Artwork by: Adegboro Blessing

“I basically make use of the three major colors, Blue, Red, Yellow but in particular, you’ll always see Yellow and purple in my work.

“Painting, in my perspective, is the act of interpreting and expressing my feelings by solving them with the use of colours,” Adegboro Blessing explains.

Art work by: Adegboro Blessing

The Ondo state native who completed his National Diploma (ND) at the polytechnic of Ibadan In 2016 and also his Higher National Diploma (HND) program at Yaba College of Technology as a painter in 2019 disclosed that he draws influence from various Artists including, Olusegun Adejumo, Edosa Ogiugo and Ejoh Wallace.

 

 

 

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Poetry

A Tale of True Religions: The Milky Way

H.


At the right space and time i could catch you by the wings when you are falling.

With the right amount of Sunlight i can look into your eyes and feel its burning sensation save me.

At the deep Eastern region of the garden, after a life time of descending, it feels like i am still falling for you.

With every step taken i feel a certain kind of way, i mean energy. Finally i feel free, like i can do anything i wish and pray for; and this can also be intoxicating me.

At this point, i feel the darkest times can be our brightest hour as i can see the moon and a shooting star adorn the night sky. Thus, i reached out midst everything with poetry.