UR4Africa Unveils “Africa Hero’s” Themed Mobile Mural in Lagos
The event celebrates the completion of a mobile mural project that students and artists involved in Public Art Nigeria had been working on since April.
This mural honors the lives of Africans who have used their talents, skills and/or politics to push for the human rights, justice and progress of African people on the continent and abroad. This mural was a collaboration between Ghanaian artists Mohammed Awudu and Rufai Zakari from an art organization called Nima Muhinmanchi Art. These artist came to Nigeria to help complete the painting of this 6 ft by 16 ft mural.
ASIRI Magazine founder Ogundele Damola facilitated a tour at Freedom Park for Public Art Nigeria students to learn about some of the powerful Africans who have been featured on the mural such as Awolowo Obafemi and Herbert Macaulay.
Other collaborators were Crystal Clarity and Jules Joseph; US based muralist and educators who helped prepare Nigerian artists, via email exchanges, to work with the material the mural was painted on called Tyvek. This mobile mural will travel to locations in Nigeria, Ghana, New York and Norway before returning back to Lagos.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in providing space for the mural to be exhibited or if you are interested in supporting the organization and program.
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