“Young artists wey work diligently must chop… DON’T COMPLAIN, AND DON’T GIVE UP.”– Segun Okewumi, ARTMIABO 2022 Artist of The Future.

Segun Okewumi is an energetic artist driven by a seething passion for both didactic and reformatory creations. He has created a niche for himself with his steampunk metal sculptures. In this Arteasy Insight interview with Jekami Adetiloye Oluwatosin, the ARTMIABO 2022 Artist of The Future awardee shares his three strategies for networking at an art event and the experience of being a young Nigerian emerging sculptor.

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DUKE ASIDERE SHARES THE BASIC PRINCIPLES OF A TIMELESS ARTIST

In a WhatsApp call interview that lasted more than an hour, Duke Asidere time travels to the past from the present to the future as he shares bold strokes of thickly layered insights into the basic principles of a timeless artist, comments on African politics, and his reflections on anything that is everything. Written by Jekami Adetiloye Oluwatosin.

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ENCOUNTERING WAVINYA NGEI… THE KENYAN GURU NURTURING THE FUTURE OF VISUAL ARTS IN NIGERIA AT EBONYLIFE CREATIVE ACADEMY.

With the weighty dream of a better future for her daughter well girded on her back and a desire to live life with a purpose, manhandling the burden of a single mother on shaken strength and hitting rock bottom after daring to quit a non-fulfilling job without hope of concrete support to hold her up- Wavinya Ngei swam through the blood, sweat, and teary days of her life to fulfill her passion as a visual artist and earn her place in the constellation of leading lights, writes Jekami Adetiloye Oluwatosin.

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YOUSSEF EL IDRISSI TALKS EXPANSIVELY ABOUT NFTs AND HIS DEFINITION OF TRUE ARTISTIC SUCCESS.

Youssef El Idrissi, known amongst his collectors as glitchy-rhizome, was one of the 10 exceptionally diverse and inspiring digital artists alongside Osinachi who exhibited in the 2021 Art X Lagos RELOADING (first African) NFT exhibition. In this brief Arteasy Insight interview with Jekami Adetiloye Oluwatosin, he recommends the most accessible NFT platform, talks expansively about NFTs and his definition of artistic success. Attached to this Arteasy Insight with Youssef El Idrissi is a pdf from the artist to help all African artists looking to be part of the NFT community or overcome its technical complexities.

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CECILIA LAMPTEY BOTCHWAY ON THE INTRICACIES OF BEING A WOMAN IN A MALE-DOMINATED ART INDUSTRY.

In this Arteasy Insight Interview with Jekami Adetiloye Oluwatosin, the Ghanaian-born mixed media artist and social commentator- Cecilia Lamptey Botchway on a relentless journey of interrogating womanhood, blackness, and the divinity of African women- reflects on the intricacies of being a woman in a male-dominated African society.

This interview includes special description of some of her most celebrated works. And information of her forthcoming solo exhibition.

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