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Badagry Indigene Emerges One of EPI Finalist

Number 12: Sejiro Avoseh from Badagry, Lagos State, Nigeria

Sejiro Avoseh has emerged the only Nigerian in the Emerging Painting Invitationals (EPI), annually conducted by the Emerging African Art Galleries Association (EAAGA), which had young professional artists participating from several countries across Africa.

EPI is aimed at motivating, supporting and developing the practices and careers of young African visual artists.

According to report, the association reteirated that 2020 edition is the second annual edition of the EPI, which features 17 finalists from 8 African countries and it will be held from the 12th to 19th October 2020, as an online exhibition project supported by a programme of talks, studio visits and interactions due to Covid-19 protocols.

“While contemporary African art has been on the rise internationally, developing skills and engaging the international art world is still a challenge for many young painters on the continent,” says EAAGA Chairman, Valerie Kabov.