Nigeria’s iconic artist and printmaking specialist, Bruce Onobrakpeya will this week be featured on Cable News Network (CNN)’s African Voices Changemakers. The show which is sponsored by leading data and telecommunications services operator, Globacom, will celebrate the creative talents of African artists
Born 89 years ago in Agbarha-Otor, Delta State, Onobrakpeya is a graduate of Art from the former Nigerian College of Arts, Science and Technology, now Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He uses bronzed lino relief and metal foil to fabricate works, has been exhibited at the Tate Modern in London, the National Museum of African Art of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., the Malmö Konsthall in Malmö, Sweden, the Virtual Museum of Modern Nigerian Art, also in Lagos, Nigeria among many others
His long romance with the arts has earned him a place of honour among great artists whose works don the walls of the National Gallery of Modern Arts, Lagos. His other honours include; Honorable Mention at the 44th Venice Biennale, 2006 Human Living Treasure Award by the United Nations Educational and Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and 2010 National Creativity award by Federal Government of Nigeria among others.
The show will be on the DSTV channel 401 on Saturday May 7, 2022 at 9.30 a.m. Repeats of the programme will be aired on Sunday at 4.30 a.m., 7.30 a.m., 12.30 p.m., and 7.30 p.m. and on Monday at 4.00 a.m. A two-part 15-minute broadcast of the edition is scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday at 6.45 p.m.