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Let Us be Reminded that Benin Art is Court Art

Let Us be Reminded that Benin Art is Court Art

I have been watching the scenario unfolding over the repatriation of Benin artefacts and I am surprised at some of what I read and watch on television. It shows that either we have no sense of history or we have decided to set facts aside in pursuit of self-interest....

2021 LSA Distinguished Scholar Award goes to Peju Layiwola

2021 LSA Distinguished Scholar Award goes to Peju Layiwola

2021 LSA Distinguished Scholar Award The Lagos Studies Association (LSA) is pleased to announce that Peju Layiwola, Professor of Art and Art History at the University of Lagos, is winner of the 2021 LSA Distinguished Scholar Award. Previous recipients of the award...

A success story for Nigeria

I heard about the train from Lagos to Ibadan but still did not have the courage to try it. I decided instead to go by the long and tortuous traffic-ridden express road to Ibadan-a road I have plied so many times since 2002 when I began teaching at Unilag. Anyway, I...

Lecture/ Bayreuth

Lecture/ Bayreuth

Spread Out the Cloth: Exploring Yoruba Fashion and Textile Modernity, Opening Artist Lecture of the Winter Term 20/21 session by Peju Layiwola, African Multiple Cluster of Excellence, University of Bayreuth, Germany. Join Zoom Meeting...