Contemporary art in Nigeria is on the rise in recent times with efforts of places like art21 and

contemporary arthouse among others.

A creative hoping to contribute towards the rise of the contemporary art scene in Nigeria is

Morountodun Obaigbo. She, along with a team of young Nigerians and creative spaces in Lekki phase 1,

“The gallery” and Stranger Lagos are working toward an art exhibition titled “The Philosopher’s Muse:

An Alternative Art Exhibition” which feature a number of very young talented multidisciplinary artists.

The exhibition lasts one week from the 26th of March 2016 to the 2nd of April 2016 (excluding Sunday 27th

of March 2016). Some of the artists featured are Painter Chibuike Uzoma, Sadiq Williams, Brazillian

based painter Marcia Mar, Experimental visual artist Yadichinma Ukoha-Kalu, Olusayo Ajetumobi and

Azubuike Ononye of the coronary series.

The reception party is opened by renowned painter Ayoola Gbolahan at 4pm on the 26th of March 2016

at “The Gallery” at Blue Mahogany, 31B Adebayo Doherty, Lekki Phase 1 and it closes at 10pm

afterwhich there is an after party at an artsy scene at Stranger Lagos till 2 in the morning which covers

the ongoing discussion about the exhibition. Admission is free.

The exhibition welcomes all art enthusiasts to come out to encourage the turn out and contemporary

art scene in Nigeria on the whole, it promises to be an interesting and intellectual evening for discovery

of new arts and artists. Art enthusiasts who can’t make the exhibition in person can join the online

version of it at