Graffiti is fast becoming a big part of the country with Project Falomo on board. Thanks to Polly Alakija.
Thanks to a good number of talented street artist, different streets in the country is being beautified with colours and paintings ranging from drawings of all kind of creatures you can think of to those you probably didn't even imagine, and well, whichever one it is, they're all just beautiful.
Defying the typical Nigerian setting where things (post, writings etc) are not allowed or prohibited from being drawn and/or written on walls and fences, Polly Alakija as commissioned by the Lagos state government, is painting murals around the Falomo bridge as part of the Lagos at 50 celebrations.
Alakija expresses her love for graffiti art in these words. "I do love street art, murals, graffiti art that I can see happening. I enjoy the fact that it is ephemeral up to a point, that it can’t be owned, framed, hung up on a wall."
This project which is referred to as project Falomo is aimed at producing stunning murals around the base of Falomo bridge, Lagos Island. This project consists of 40 murals which gradually come as time progresses.
Alakija, who is the chairman, board of art and culture says she is interested in seeing "amazing things happen for the future of Lagos."
And we think the idea of graffiti art is such an amazing one.