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A professor of Art History, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Clifford Nwanna, said the reason why many Nigerian artists were not successful was because “they do not see art as a property”.
Mr Nwanna stated this in Enugu State on Tuesday at an interactive session for artists organised by a public relations consultant, Ifeanyi Mbanefo in collaboration with the National Museum of Unity (NMU), Enugu. According to him, “upcoming artists must see art as a business, being able to give account of their business by separating income from expenses”.
Mr Nwanna urged artists “to take their work seriously, pay adequate attention to it and organise it the way it would attract people.” The professor advised and encouraged them to be honest and be different in their art works.
“Many of them want to become billionaires overnight, without patience and endurance.