NIKE DAVIES OKUNDAYE
Nike Art Gallery is named after the founder, Nike Davies Okundaye, a renowned artist and designer.
Nigerian Batik and textile designer who also lectures at Harvard University and is cherished across the world for her great art works. She is the beautiful woman behind this beautiful art works and place.
Contemporary art lover will appreciate visiting the Nike Art Gallary deemed one of the most important and influential modern art space in west Africa (West Africa’s biggest Art Gallary). Features over 7,000 diverse artworks ranging from textiles, sculptures and paintings from various Nigerian artists.
To visit here means prepared to be exposed to great contemporary works of paintings, sculptures and textiles. Housed in a five-storey tall building, located at Lakki Phase 1 Penisular Lagos. Nike has branches in Abuja, Osun and Kogi but their Lagos location seems to be more interesting with it four floors of art Works.
Getting into the the gallery, I was so staggered by astonishing sculptures, beads and textiles. Buy painting,tradition is kept alive and culture is preserved.
This art works give me life.I won’t rest till I can buy one without being nervous. one could spend days up here hunting fabulous art collection. Art is not what you see but what you make others see, it is a way for me to live out loud. Come with me, let’s explore.
The future belongs to the curious children. The ones who are not afraid to try it, explore it, spoke at it, question it, and turn it inside out.
I have read about the gallery on magazines, Twitter, instagram and on TV (MTV). Even though, it was on my bucket list but I don’t know how to make it happen. Khadijah Aja Tambajang, made it happened, despite her busy schedule and work she made it up to me. She opened her heart, home and pocket to me. May Allah continue to bless her. I love her ❤️💯enternity.