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The Story Of An Award-Winning Nigerian Metal Sculptor Who Refused To Give In To Discouragement From Friend, Galleries When Starting off - IFECITYBLOG

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Dotun Popoola is a young talented Nigerian contemporary metal sculptor whose works of art have been described by scholars as "hybrid synergetic metal sculptures". Dotun who fondly calls himself a Corporate Welder of the Federal Republic of Nigeria creates astonishingly beautiful and super realistic art edifices from discarded metal scraps. What he does is simply "turning trash to treasures and rubbish to rubies". But little did anyone including his fans and collectors however know that this internationally acclaimed art superstar could have easily given up the dream of creating amazing aesthetics for the world to see from ordinary metal wastes. In a recent post via his Instagram page, Dotun shared the story of how those who were supposed to be a source of motivation and encouragement turned out to be a serious threat to his dream. "Few years ago I started creating this series of colourful hybrid sculptures, a friend looked at me with a pitty and said who will

"HELP US BRING OUR PEOPLE BACK HOME" - SAYS OONI OF IFE AS HE RECEIVES NIGERIA'S AMBASSADOR DESIGNATE TO JAMAICA AT THE ILE OODUA, HIS PALACE

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The Arole Oduduwa & Ooni of Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II, has appealed to the Nigeria's Ambassador Designate to Jamaica, Belize, Haiti and Dominica Republic, Dr. Maureen Taamuno, to help reunite those of black descent scattered across the Caribbean with their kinsmen in Nigeria. Ooni Ogunwusi who is the co-chairman of the National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria, made the call on Thursday, why playing host to Dr. Maureen at his Ile Oodua Palace in Ile-Ife. The Ooni explained that Nigerians, particularly the Yoruba race have a lot in common with those in the Caribbean, as most of them were transported to that part of the world during the days of slavery after which they naturalized to become citizens of those countries. "Our brothers and sisters in the Caribbean need us so much just as we need need them too. Wanting them back does not necessarily mean they should leave the Caribbean and start living with us permanently but there are lots of what

UPDATED: OONI CELEBRATES INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY WITH PEOPLE LEAVING WITH DISABILITIES, TRAINS 100 WOMEN IN TIE & DYE FABRICS

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The Arole Oduduwa & Ooni of Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II, on Monday in his unique gesture spent the day which was for the commemoration of the International Women's Day, 2021 with persons with disability, during which he gave them moral and material supports. The persons who have different challenges including those who could not see, walk and hear among others stormed the ancient Ile Oodua Palace of Ile-Ife to attend the event tagged 'Ability in Disability' which the Ooni executed THROUGH a Toronto Canada based NGO, Hope4Sure Foundation. During the day-long event, several activities including talent displays during which the persons showcased their potentials which included singing, dancing, choreography, graphics designs, paintings and many more to the admiration of the hosting Ooni and the happy crowd. Addressing the audience, Ooni Ogunwusi who is Co-chairman, National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria(NCTRN) thanked the women partic