Grants and Award
2020, Ambassador of Goodwill Award from the State of Arkansas
Recipient, African Multiple Cluster of Excellence, University of Bayreuth Research Grant, 2020
Tyson Scholar, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas, USA. Fall Semester 2018-2019
Terra Foundation Travel grant to attend the CAA meeting in Chicago, February, USA – 2020
Terra Foundation for American Art Grant, 2018-2019
CAA-Getty Alumni grant to attend international programme of the CAA, Los Angeles, Feb. 21-24, 2018.
Central Research Funds, University of Lagos 2015. CRC -No 2015/08 -Indigo Reimagined Project 2018-2019
US Alumni Exchange Award, 2018
Goethe Grantee: Artist-in –Residence, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Dusseldorf, Germany. 8 October-8 December, 2017
Central Research Funds, University of Lagos 2015. CRC No 2015/08 for the project Whose Centenary? A Performative and Visual Interpretation of the years 1897 and 1914 in Nigeria’s History
University of Cambridge Travel Grant, 2014.
International Paul Getty Grantee the 101st USA College Arts Association Conference, New York, 10-20 February, 2013 and the Clark Institute, Boston
Partner, US State Department smARTpower project Initiative by the US Secretary of State, Hilary Clinton, 2012. Programme coordinator of the project based in Nigeria for artist Brett Cook, who did the most iconic mural, Nurturing people Mural at the Department of Creative Arts which coincided with the 50th Anniversary of the University
Cultural Heritage Preservation Program, International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP), US Department of State Nominee. 2011
Research project titled Benin1897.com won the Departmental Prize for the University of Lagos at the All University Research Fair held in Enugu. 2011
International Paul Getty Travel Grantee to travel to Los Angeles, USA for the ACASA Conference, 2011
International Paul Getty Travel Grantee to attend the SAVAH conference, Johannesburg, South Africa 2010
Centre for Black African Art and Civilization Research grant for the Benin1897.com Exhibition Project 2010
Distinguished Researcher’s Award Faculty of Arts, University of Lagos, 2007
Staff Evaluation and Assessment as a Good Teacher, University of Lagos 2005
French Institute for Research in Africa (IFRA) Small Grants for Thesis Writing 2002.
Programme on Ethnic and Federal Studies Postgraduate grant for Thesis writing 2001
NYSC Merit Award, Lagos State 1988
Departmental Best Student’s Prize, Fine and Applied Arts, University of Benin
Residency for Artist and Writers (RAW), Arts of Africa and the Global South Research Programme, Grahamstown, S.A. April 15-June 16, 2018. Presentation along with Dr Patrick Oloko: Reclaiming Memories; Towards the Visual Representation of Layered Histories, Fine Art Department Seminar Room, Somerset Street, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, S.A. 25 May, 2018.
Goethe Institut Grantee, Artist-in –Residence, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Dusseldorf, Germany. 8 October-8 December, 2017
Triangle Workshop, Alakuko, Lagos, Nigeria, 4-17 October 2010. British Museum in collaboration with the Centre for Contemporary Arts, Yaba, Lagos.
Member of Boards
(President elect) Board of the Art Council of the African Studies Association (ACASA). I assume duties as President at the next Triennial (Chicago) June, 2020.
Life Member and Member, Board of the Lagos Studies Association (LSA)
Membership of Professional Bodies
Member: Art Council of the African Studies Association, (ACASA) USA
Member: Art Powa Publishing Network, South Africa
Member: Nigerian Field Society, Ibadan Branch (NFS)
Member: College Arts Association, USA (CAA)
Member: International Committee of Museums (ICOM)
Member: The Society of Nigerian Artist (SNA) Lagos Chapter