All that my friend and I knew about Susanne Wenger, prior to visiting her house was the active part she played in restoring Osun-Osogbo Grove, matter-of-fact, I can say I'm quite lucky to have been to her House and the Grove, both tourist destinations were amazing! Originally, this post was supposed to be published last … Continue reading WHY SUSANNE WENGER’S HOUSE IS THE BEST CULTURAL CENTRE IN OSOGBO
"Wetin una come do for here! You no see say the people no dey again. Oya bring money for those pictures!!" The shabbily dressed man said unapologetically. On my Twitter Feed, I made mention of a street photographer's guide for creating content within Nigeria. It's supposed to help anyone take care of encounters like the … Continue reading 13 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT GENESIS ART GALLERY
Let's head back to Osogbo, the art gallery is a contemporary one storey building, entry fee is free and you only need cash to purchase artworks or souvenirs. I visited on a hot afternoon and there were no other tourists at the time - a huge win for me. The tour of the premises commenced on the ground floor after being acquainted with the tour guide, he provided in depth details about each artwork plus he was very enthusiastic. The floor featured wood carvings, oil paintings, embroidery, pencil sketches, furniture, batik and tie and dye. There were also a few photographs of Chief Nike's achievements.
Genesis Art Gallery is situated at No 2, Bolarinwa Street, Off Iyana Camp Area, Ote Efun, Osogbo, Osun State and it's all angles of marvelous. The funny thing is I almost missed my visit to this virtuous gallery, I was sleeping when I suddenly remembered and I had to hurry to the location on a hot afternoon, that's a story for another day. The gallery is the second largest art gallery in South West, Nigeria just after Nike Arts Gallery.
This premium art gallery is situated along Elegushi Beach Road, Lekki, Lagos. The owner, Chief (Mrs) Oyenike Monica Davies-Okadaye intends to promote and preserve art, culture, heritage and language in Nigeria, hence, the existence of the centre.