On a pleasing Saturday, I swayed to the rhythm of the Lagos Art expo with my friend, Ola and an interesting fellow, Tunji Adeyemi who came with her. Introductions were made on our walk to Maryland and serendipity took us through the journey in a B.R.T to Lagos Island where the expo was held.

A) Experience

At the entrance, we were greeted by stories on Nigeria, Lagos and the late Rasheed Gbadamosi in pictures.

We did not dwell on these because we agreed that the real art was waiting in the hall itself. So we walked to the doors, registered and went in.

The first imprint on our memory was a wide space with art works pasted on walls. We moved through each work adventurous, embracing the experience (well that was it on my part lol).

We went to some galleries and got guides to put us through some of the works.

B) Impressions

I was quite pleased with the organization of the expo though I wish it gave artists an opportunity to talk about their works.

The music played at the art expo was very Nigerian and blended nicely with the aura. It was a bit loud for me, but easy to relate to.

C) Installations

The installations were amazing! That’s all I’m going to say about that.

D) Eulogizing Lagos at 50

We saw pictures of Lagos way back and now.

Ok just so I don’t go on and on, I will stop right here and wish you a happy week.



Have you attended an art exhibition before?

Did you attend the first Lagos art expo?

What was your experience?

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Note: All the pictures were taken with my phone hence the picture quality.