The winners are:
1st prize winner- Sangodare Ajala- N1,500,000
2nd prize winner- Stanley Dudu- N1, 000, 000
3rd prize winner- Fidelis Odogwu- N500, 000
All thirty finalists will however be part of an all expense paid workshop on a date to be announced shortly.
My artwork is inspired by the oral traditions and myths that I was born into: that of the Yoruba people. But the meaning transcends any single religion or belief.
When our forefathers settled in Osogbo they were looking for water. The hunters went into the forest and they came to the
, but the Goddess Osun of the River said, “Do not settle here.” So they went to another place and again the Goddess said, “Do not settle here.” They lit a fire, and they danced around the fire and they saw that the fire healed people. The Oba saw that the fire of lamps cleansed and healed, so they settled in Osogbo. They found peace. It was a new beginning. Osun River
I chose to represent
at 50 through this artwork because its’ symbols are universal. It is a about our beginning, as a country, and to continuous new beginnings. It speaks of joy, peace and strength. Nigeria
Fire is a strong element: without fire there is no life. Fire cleanses; it heals; it prepares us for change and new beginnings. The fire of
burns strongly. Nigeria
Today, just as our forefathers before,