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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

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


The Osun State Sports Council has appointed Hon. Bisi Awope, CEO of Raia Rooks Corner Limited as the Vice Chairman of the State Chess Association. This was confirmed by a letter of appointment earlier issued today  to the Ife born Chess Icon by the State Sports umpire signed by its Acting General Manager, Rotimi Dunmoye. The four years term State Vice Chairmanship position bestowed on the manager of the famous Olojo Festival Rapid Chess Tournament hosting club, the Raia Rooks Chess Club, according to the letter, is expected to begin with immediate effect but will be fully activated with the official inauguration of the Association which has been put on hold due to reasons related to the Covid-19 pandemic. The letter reads in part: "This is to humbly refer to the above topic and to inform your honour that Mr. Governor, HE, Adegboyega Oyetola has approved your nomination as Vice Chairman of the Osun State Chess Association". "This letter serves as a letter of appointme