They are a true representation of the rich and peculiar heritage of Nigeria, embedded in the works of art jealously kept in the pricey collection of Chief John Edokpolo.
The raffle draw star price presented by First Bank of Nigeria
Reality’ is a patron’s delight.
It is rich in cultural history and aesthetics.The work tells the mythical story of the Ekasa dance among the Benin people of Edo State, and the spice of the ‘reality’ side of the story is very much alive with the Edokpolo family.
At age 17, Oba Akenzua who was on the throne of Benin Kingdom, took the Ekasa from him while the dance was being performed and it became a reality in his life as he became a very successful industrialist.”
He said, “Whosoever would buy any of these works must be able to take good care of them , which is my foremost concern. Again, I just imagine what price money I could put on any of these works.”
Onobrakpeya; ‘Oni Dodo Oni moin moin’ by
Bimbo Adenugba; ‘Virgin of Ila Orangun’ by Bisi Fakeye; ‘Iba (Benin Space
Ship)’ by Amos Odion; ’Germination’ by Erhabor Emokpae; ‘At the Camp’ by Kolade
Oshinowo; ‘Identical Twins’ by Amonday Akhidue; ‘Mother and Child’ by Reuben
Ugbine; ‘Iwe’ by Smart Owie; ‘Election Riggers,Where are the Ballot Boxes’ by
Kofi Asemnyinah; ‘Metaphysics’ by Obi Ekwenchi; ‘Festival and Carnival’ by Mufu
Onifade; ‘Battle for Oil Block’ by E. Ojo; ‘Inheritance Menu’ by Toyin Alade; ‘Peace
and Unity: Nigerian Tribes’ by Chika Idu; Plebeian Weds Princess’ by Ogaga
Tuodeinye; ‘Elegance: Ovia Maidens’ by Sam Ajobiewe; ‘Girl and the Pot’ by
Chidi Kwubiri, and others that make up the fifty-eight works for the exhibition, which is powered by Eko Modupe
Limited and packaged by ARA Studio, with sponsorship from First Bank.