In September of 2019, my friend and I journeyed to an indigenous Art Gallery within the city of Osogbo and even though it was nothing like our visit to Genesis Art Gallery or Nike Art Gallery, we were both amazed with our findings at El Carvar. El Carvar Art Gallery may not be one of … Continue reading FORGET THE BIG NAMES, VISIT THIS ART GALLERY IN OSOGBO
any fool can paint a picture, but it takes a wise man to be able to sell it. If your ideal Art Gallery isn't gigantic or overcrowded then Afolabi Art Gallery is the perfect catch for you. It's portable and about the size of small shop but it holds many artworks ranging from beadwork, metalwork, … Continue reading WHY HAVEN’T YOU VISITED AFOLABI ART GALLERY YET?
"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
I don visit many event centres for Osogbo and with wetin I see today, all of dem join no reach Aurora for any level - anonymous About a month ago, I was at the popular Bics Garden and Boat Club for an event - Barfest19 and that was officially my first "event writeup" on this blog. … Continue reading WHY AURORA MAY BE THE BEST EVENT CENTRE IN OSOGBO
You've just arrived in Osogbo, capital city of Osun state - land of the living spring. By now, you realise you could board a motorcycle, taxi or mini bus but you're terrified by these options and everything seems so complicated. Picture this, I got lost twice during my first few weeks in Osogbo. As interesting … Continue reading 5 TERRIFIC TIPS FROM MY FIRST TIME IN OSOGBO
Aloha! My wonderful readers. I need you to know that if there's one thing you'll never waste your money on it's travelling. Travel the world, see another place and discover a different point of view. This is the antidote to ignorance. For most of us, the struggle encountered while travelling is finding the suitable place, … Continue reading 5 AWESOME REASONS TO VISIT ALOHA HOTEL AND RESORTS
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.