Tertiary institution honours 12 outstanding former students in art
Yaba College of Technology, Lagos has honoured 12 alumni of the school for their outstanding feats in the art world.
The recipients are graduates of YABATECH's School of Art, Design and Printing. It is expected that the awards will encourage youths to embrace the art industry.
The art industry is already showing proof that it can play a major role in the economic development of the country.
In the second quarter of Nigeria's GDP, the arts, entertainment and recreation sector contributed 0.26 per cent, an increase from the 0.24 percent it accountable for in the second quarter of the previous year.
The alumni honoured with the award are: Olumide Oresegun, Abass Kelani, Folami Rasaq, Ejiro Amos-Tafiri, Ngozi Schommers and Taiye Idahor, Richardson Ovbiebor, John Adeyemo, Sonde Ibukun, Stanley Ohikhvare, Ayodeji Balogun and Soji Kuforiji.
The rector of the school, Dr Margaret Ladipo said: "The ensemble is a canon of the entire range of creative geniuses from this institution. The Yaba Art School is an established centre of excellence over the ages. These ambassadors, not only benefited from the teaching experience of several legends, but from a study of the virtues and shortcomings of contemporary works."
"Their works have won them prizes at home and abroad, and we are very proud of their achievements, individually and collectively. By global acclamation, we contrived to preserve continuity by hosting these works, so that Nigerian audience can also savour their quality, temperament, illumination and tap from their inspirations.Every work on display here demonstrates probably the greatest conceptual power of these ambassadors of Yaba art school.''
The recipients of the awards displayed different genres the maiden edition of the Home Coming Exhibition. The exhibition is running from October 31 through November 30 at the School of Art, YABATECH.
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