February 22, 2012

"Makoko by Themselves"

This is to inform you all that there will be an exhibition tomorrow at the AAF HQ, tagged "Makoko by Themselves"... The exhibition will showcase the lives of 20 Children from Makoko through their photo works assisted by Christofer Hery (a French photographer)

Date: Thursday 23rd February, 2012
Venue: AAF HQ 54 Raymond Njoku Street, off Awolowo Road Ikoyi
Time: 4pm- 8pm
It's free for all! Come one come all!

February 8, 2012

Pictures of the Lagos Photo Amateur Photography Competition Grand Finale

The Lagos Photo Amateur Photography Competition Grand Finale, sponsored by Etisalat, was held last weekend, Saturday 4th February, 2012 at the Civic Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos. In attendance were people from all works of life, young, old, and even infants were not left out. To get a feel of what went down on that day, you can check out the pictures on the African Artists' Foundation Facebook page . Also remember to share the photos as you do so. We look forward to having more events. Watch this space

January 26, 2012

Announcing the WINNER(s) of the Etisalat/Lagos Photo Amateur Photography Competition

The Amateur photography competition was organized last year (during the Lagos Photo Festival) to engage and develop amateur Nigerian photographers. Under the theme, “This is Lagos”, the competition opened on the 10th of October 2011. Interested photographers were asked to send in their entries up till the 10th of November, 2011. It was open to all amateur photographers, across all ages, working and living in Lagos. Over 170 entries were received in total and reviewed by an experienced jury panel for shortlisting. From the lot, the panel of judges shortlisted 25 finalists (names below). At last, we get to crown the winner of the competition with the emerging winners walking away with the following;
First Prize- N100,00 (with work published in ZAM Magazine) and Galaxy Tab
Second Prize- N75,000 and a blackberry phone
Third Prize- N50,000 and an Etisalat Gaga phone

Join us as we announce the winner(s)...
Date: Saturday 4th February, 2012
Time: 3pm
Venue: The Civic Center, V/I, Lagos.

See you all there!

Top 25 finalists

1.    Adeyemi Christopher Adewusi
2.    Akinlabi Akinbulumo 

3.    Ariyo Adeyemi
4.    Austin Azoganokhai
5.    Awobokun Olufemi
6.    Yacoub Adeleke
7.    Bayo Omoboriowo
8.    Damilare Oguntade
9.    Ife Odedere
10.  Isi Etomi
11.  Ibeleme Aham
12.  Jibola Lawal
13.  Margherita Trestini
14.  Jide Odukoya
15.  Jumoke Sanwo
16.  Leke Kalejaiye
17.  Omolara Aluko
18.  Oyebola Adedapo
19.  Rolake Job
20.  Tolu Talabi
21.  Tope Akinmade
22.  Tosin Bukola
23.  Wole Ajao
24.  Tunji Nelson
25.  Inumidun Bakare

January 18, 2012

Watch OUT!

Greetings to you all and most especially to all Nigerians. We hope you all stayed safe during the nationwide strike that lasted almost a week. Now that the strike has been called off and we all can get back to our daily activities, we urge our friends and followers to keep tabs on us on the African Artists' Foundation Facebook page and follow us on Twitter @LagosPhoto_AAF for upcoming events that will get us all to share knowledge and have fun.
Be Inspired!

January 6, 2012

Stanley Green's in town!!!

Everything's put in place for Stanley Greene's workshop which kicks off tomorrow from 11am at the  African Artists' Foundation headquarters (54 Raymond Njoku Street, off Awolowo Road, Ikoyi)...
Activities include; Portfolio reviews, movie screenings, lots of learning and sharing...You don't want to miss it!
RSVP now by sending an email to tunde.a@africanartists.org

*L-R: AAF Founder Azu Nwagbogu, Stanley Greene

January 2, 2012

Stanley Greene "Workshop"

Happy New Year to all our dear friends, partners and lovers of art in general! May this new year bring good tidings for us all!
Please remember to mark your calendar as Stanley Greene's workshop comes up on the 7th and 8th of January, 2012. Photographers should RSVP if they are interested by sending their details to tunde.a@africanartists.org. There will be a presentation/ Q&A session on Monday, 9th January, 2012 by 5pm at the AAF Headquarters, 54 Raymond Njoku Street, off Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, Lagos. It is open to everyone and the general public is invited. See you all there!

December 13, 2011

Crowning The winner of the 4th Nigerian Breweries/African Artists’ Foundation National Arts Competition

The 4th edition of the annual of the Nigerian Breweries/African Artists’ Foundation National Arts Competition has reached the final stage of announcing which