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Nigeria has long been the West Africa’s cultural powerhouse, but now its creative energy is hitting new levels of global visibility. The country’s artists reached fresh audiences through the Art X Lagos showcase in November and London’s 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair in October, while the party sounds of Afrobeats are bagging Grammy Awards for performers such as Wizkid and Burna Boy. Meanwhile, its huge film industry, aka Nollywood, is evolving to international acclaim.
‘It’s a great time to be a part of the contemporary-art community here,’ says Dolly Kola-Balogun, the 27-year-old founder of Retro Africa gallery in Nigeria’s capital Abuja. ‘There’s such a spotlight on the works being made across the continent and on Black art in general.’
The scene takes in names as varied as pop artist Williams Chechet, described as the Nigerian Warhol, and the well-established Victor Ehikhamenor. But the gallerist is currently excited about emerging players such as Tyna Adebowale, whose pieces focus on gender issues and queer identity, and the self-taught Ken Nwadiogbu, best known for his hyper-realistic paintings. The Art X Lagos fair has played a massive role in empowering the country’s artists and small galleries.