“Nigeria 1914” to be exhibited on October 1st

“Nigeria 1914” to be exhibited on October 1st
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Art exhibition set to chronicle Nigeria’s historical events.

As Nigeria’s 62nd year of independence approaches, there are reasons to further propagate its history that shaped the formation of the country. An art exhibition, “Nigeria 1914” is set to be showcased on October 1 in Abuja and it is projected to explore the birth of Nigeria, history, milestones and iconic events. The exhibition is expected to kindle the conversation about Nigeria’s journey to becoming a nation by exhibiting historical portraits, artifacts and other historical figures that chronicle the country’s history from the amalgamation which occurred in 1914, through 1960’s independence and the contemporary events.

This exhibition will employ a creative approach to highlight the beauty and woes that have collaboratively shaped the country. Akin Laniyi, the project director of this art exhibition stated that the event was one of the activities designed to commemorate Nigeria’s 62nd year of independence, disclosing that the event had also been endorsed by the Ministry of Information and Culture, as well as other necessary bodies. According to him, the project is an educational exhibition endorsed by the government.

The exhibition days to be named after reputable foundations.

Laniyi further noted that this exhibition, which is scheduled for eight days, from the Independence Day, October 1st at the Transcorp Hilton was inspired by the consciousness of Nigerians for a much needed reflection of the country’s history and enhancement of social order. He further said that the exhibition would promote education, nationhood and necessary measures for respecting diversity and improving social change. The project director also stated that each exhibition day will be named after reputable foundations, so as to encourage and recognize their contributions, especially in education.

It was also disclosed that the exhibition will host a myriad of dignitaries from the different spheres of life, with the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed being the Chief Guest of honor. Praising Nigeria’s artistic excellence, Laniyi again disclosed that a ton of artists across the country will have their works exhibited, including renowned artists like Kola Ogunwale, with members of top government functionalities, diplomatic communities and top stakeholders from private and public institutions of the creative industry also in contention to attend the exhibition.

Nigeria 1914 to hold in Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt to promote unity.

The former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, Presidential aspirant, Atiku Abubakar, Engineer Jide Adeniji and Prince Arthur Eze are part of the big names set to be present at the event. Others include Alh. Nuru Kangiwa, the Director General of the National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism and Otunba Segun Runsewe, the Director General of the National Council for Arts and Culture. This event is set to be the biggest art exhibition event in Nigeria’s history.

Laniyi however noted that the event would be stated across Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt, in a bid to also promote national unity and common history. He revealed that while there have been plans underway for this exhibition to be projected for a global tour, the movie, also titled “Nigeria 1914” is being produced. Laniyi asserted that this idea will help enhance opportunities and potentials for Nigerians on global stages through pictures, artifacts, paintings and portraits.

Laniyi noted that the project will expose unknown event of Nigeria’s past.

Recalling the first public presentation and media round for this project which held on February 2020 at the Moxion, Maitama, said the exhibition is recommended for every Nigerian for further knowledge of their history. Speaking on the importance of this exhibition, Laniyi explained that the project will expose numerous unknown elements of Nigeria’s history to influence the consciousness of Nigerians and every other person that experience the exhibition. Dedicated websites already collaborating with the government agencies to ensure that the exhibition is televised across online and offline platforms.


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Ask Nigeria
2 months ago

“Nigeria 1914” to be exhibited on October 1st – Art exhibition set to chronicle Nigeria’s historical events. – Express your point of view.

DimOla
Member
2 months ago

Nigeria have rich culture and diver in languages. The history of how Nigeria came to be during and after amagalmation need to be told according to what happen in 1914. Therefore, the art and cultural exhibition show becomes so important including history of the nation. The ideal to showcase these on the 62th independent day of Nigeria is a welcome omẹ.

Christiana
Member
2 months ago

It is beneficial for websites to work together with government authorities in order to ensure that the exhibition is televised throughout both online and offline media.

Bola12
Member
2 months ago

The project behind this exhibition is significant because it will reveal previously unknown details about Nigeria’s past in an effort to change the way outsiders view Nigerians and Nigerians themselves.

Tolaniiii
Member
2 months ago

The initiative will shed light on a great deal of previously hidden information regarding the history of Nigeria, which will have an impact not only on the minds of Nigerians but also on those who visit the exhibition.

Kazeem1
Member
2 months ago

The exhibition will be televised across both online and offline media, thanks to dedicated websites that are already working together with government authorities to make this happen.

Chibuzor
Member
2 months ago

Each day of the exhibition will be named after a notable foundation in order to promote and acknowledge their work, particularly in the field of education, and I think that’s really cool.

Taiwoo
Member
2 months ago

Through the use of photos, antiques, paintings, and portraits, this concept will assist in maximizing the prospects and potentials available to Nigerians on international stages.

Nwachukwu Kingsley
Member
2 months ago

Education, a sense of national identity, and the required steps toward recognizing the value of diversity and fostering societal progress would all be promoted through the show.

Adesanyaj72
Member
2 months ago

Since the initiative is an educational display and has the support of the government, they are responsible for seeing that it is carried out.

Godsewill Ifeanyi
Member
2 months ago

This exhibition will take a creative way to emphasize the country’s beauty as well as the problems that have contributed to the country’s overall formation.

Hassan Isa
Member
2 months ago

Through the display of historical pictures, the exhibition is intended to spark a discussion on Nigeria’s path to becoming a nation.

Ultra0711
Member
2 months ago

So good to see that the government are giving Oct 1 the right recognition it deserve. The art unveiling will beautify the day more.

Tonerol10
Member
2 months ago

It is good as they want to display the countries artifact as it will show that we really value our cultural heritage and it will promote our country but the country is not yet United since 1914. That is the bitter truth

Haykaylyon26
Member
2 months ago

October 1 is our national day it will be so nice to show up some art and culture and appreciate it. The exhibition will help to remind about the past how thing are coming together and gain experience

Abusi
Member
2 months ago

It is actually a good thing to project Nigeria Art and Artefacts to commemorate Nigeria’s history as at 1914 till now. October 1st is our national day, so we should be proud of the Arts and culture that has emerged from our country.

Iyanu12345ogg
Member
2 months ago

it is a welcome development.
Websites collaborating with the government agencies to ensure that the exhibition is televised across online and offline platforms is good. It going to serve as record and avenue to talk about history of events that took place in the past.

Remi1
Member
2 months ago

The significance of this exhibition, the initiative will make various previously undisclosed aspects of Nigeria’s history public in order to affect visitors’ perceptions of both Nigerians and other people.

theApr
Member
2 months ago

This exhibition will employ a creative approach to highlight the beauty and woes that have collaboratively shaped the country. Speaking on the importance of this exhibition, the project will expose numerous unknown elements of Nigeria’s history to influence the consciousness of Nigerians and every other person that experiences the exhibition.

Adeolastan
Adeolastan
2 months ago

The exhibition to showcase our history and the beginning what we called Nigeria today is very good and necessary because lot of youth of nowadays don’t know all this.It’s serve as a reminder of where we are coming from.

jdpumping
jdpumping
2 months ago

1914 era talks about the almagamation of the Northern and southern protectorates so it is a welcome development and avenue to talk about history of events that took place then.