Thursday, 1st June 2023

Talented toes: A Nigerian artist with cerebral palsy

17 September 2022   |   7:56 am
Nigeria’s got talent: Her name is Toma Onu, a creative painter who uses her toes to create one-of-a-kind artworks. Toma lives with cerebral palsy, but this has not deterred her from sharing her art with the world.


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Benola holds first awareness forum on cerebral palsy disorder.
25 Mar 2018
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28 Jun 2019
Experimental artist, Diseye Tantua is creating unconventional furniture using car parts from the '90s. The 44-year-old, Ghanian-Nigerian says he hopes his pieces will help preserve the history and memories he believes are contained in the pre-loved vehicles.
14 Jul 2019
Olarinde Ayanfeoluwa is a 22-year-old self-taught artist who makes unconventional portraits by scribbling on canvases in Nigeria.
2 Nov 2019
Masked artist Yusuff Abogunde is working on his latest project painting the walls of a studio he shares with other artists in Nigeria's commercial capital, Lagos.
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British-born Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare has launched a residency program in the West African country's commercial capital Lagos in the hope that it will help the continent to raise its profile in the global art scene.
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Nigerian artist Olufela Omomkeko has set up an exhibition in Lagos that he hopes will encourage people to obey safety measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and the need for lockdowns. His pieces are made from fresh peppers that will wither during the exhibition, which Keko says acts as a reminder of what farmers and traders selling perishable goods went through during lockdowns last year.