- A man identified as Segun Akano has further proven that his country is a home to a lot of talented individuals
- Akano is the only artist in Nigeria who makes sculptures with screws, and his work is being appreciated by many
- According to the artist, he decided to make sculptures with screws because he wanted to be identified with something unique
A man identified as Segun Akano is the only artist in the country who makes sculptures with screws.
Speaking with Briefly.co.za, he said he decided to make sculpture with screws because he wanted to be identified with something unique.
According to Akano, the idea came to him in the middle of the night and he immediately acted on it. Akano later found out that artists in other countries were also executing the idea.
He said Nigeria has not got to a point where art is totally accepted, adding that he wants artists to be more appreciated in the country.
In his words:
"One thing I would like the artists to do for themselves - not to cheapen themselves. I know that it can be difficult sometimes, artists need money and all that, especially people that paint portraits of prominent people out there and begging them with their work. So they kind of look down on artists.
"Once you know what you are doing, you must be competent, you must know what you are doing. So when you are good at what you do, you don't need to beg around."
In similar news, a artist, Kelly Omodamwen, amazed many with his creativity as he used spark plugs to make beautiful art installations.
As some of his works surfaced on Twitter, many wondered how long it took him to beat the plugs into shape and create what he intended with them.
With spark plugs, he has been able to create masterpieces that depict a ram and drummer. The intricate design of the installations makes them more beautiful to look at.
Briefly.co.za compiled some of the reactions below:
"God bless your handwork."
@E_thefist1 was impressed as well and said:
"Dam*n ...how long did it take to perfect this amazing art?"
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