‘She sat for him 12 times’: The Nigerian artist who made a bronze sculpture of Queen Elizabeth II using her own face took her to the Royal Palace in London for a photo shoot and an official visit in 2012, before he revealed his secret to one of her relatives, MailOnline can reveal.
Nigeria’s popular culture is an intoxicating and vibrant blend of music, dance, theatre, music, literature and, of course, the arts. The country’s rich culture has been the subject of intense debate during the early days of the 21st century and continues to attract the interest and excitement of the world today.
While there have been some major accomplishments in contemporary music, literature, art, fashion and film, there are still pockets of creativity that are still emerging and have yet to find their rightful place in Nigerian culture.
In these uncertain times, it is crucial that we nurture and celebrate these emerging artistic talents so they may continue to grow and flourish.
As the Nigerian diaspora turns to this land of many creative talents, it is also essential to find a way to encourage young artists to continue their artistic journey in the land of many myths and legends.
When it comes to the popular culture of Nigeria, the art of sculpture is one of the most iconic and ubiquitous examples of creativity.
The art of sculpture – whether it is a statue, a piece of jewellery or an object made of clay – represents a wide range of artistic expressions.
It is a form of expression that allows people to take a physical aspect of objects and make sculptures out of them.
There are many types of sculpture in Nigeria and, in the early days of the country’s independence, it was common for Nigerians to see the art of sculpture and the craftsmen who created it. sculptures were often placed outside public buildings and churches. They are also found in homes, in parks, in public buildings and in private mansions.
It is these sculptures and the people who crafted them that continue to represent Nigerian culture today.
According to research by the Africa Centre for Strategic Studies (ACSS), from the