Afriland Properties Plc is pleased to announce the winners of Afriland ArtFrica competition, which received over 100 entries across Africa, including Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa and Tanzania.
#AfrilandArtFrica competition was launched on May 22, 2019, in commemoration of Africa Day, to showcase and celebrate Africa’s diverse culture and rich heritage through art.
Winners will be presented with cash prizes of N100,000.00, N70,000.00 and N50,000.00 respectively.
See winners and their entries below:
- Art Title: The Tribe Beyond The Veil
- Artist: Aydj_midas (Nigeria)
- Art Size: 19″ x 25″
- Medium: Charcoal and Graphite Pencils on Alabaster Paper.
“The claws that were intended to tear us ended up tearing the veil that blinded us.
We behold the horizon ahead grateful to those claws for tearing up those veils we thought were our guards but only prevented us from seeing the world as it is and hiding the true strength of our people and culture.
Now we see the world in a different light through the lens of meritocracy, hence inspiring progress.
We are an evolving tribe!”
- Title: The Beauty and Power of Cleopatra Artist: Steven Larbi (Ghana)
- Medium: Pencil on Linen Paper
- Size: 12.5″ by 20″
“Oh Mama Africa!
You were once a beautiful sight to behold.
Your ornaments made of pearls and gold.
You had power that made you so bold.
You were clothed in respect and dignity.
Mother of many but still kept your sanity.
Your children lived in peace and unity.
Rise and stand tall like a strong tower.
It is never too late to reclaim your power.
I still believe in you to the very last hour.”
Finally done with charcoal and graphite pencils art is life
- Medium: Charcoal and graphite pencil on Strathmore paper
- Title: MY LIFE
- Artist: Lekanabatan (Nigeria)
- Size: 34/41 inches
During the selection process, the judging panel, Bola Asiru, Principal, Mastercard Advisors, Ibe Abababa, Founder, Ibe Ananaba Art and Obinna Okerekeocha, Creative Director, Red TV, considered several factors such as visual appeal/attraction, use/mastery of medium, the idea, originality, message, innovation, ingenuity, execution and finishing.
Speaking on the competition, Afriland CEO, Uzo Oshogwe stated that “Interestingly, art over the years has become an important element in the real estate industry. This is one of the many ways we have decided to inspire Africa this year. It is also an indication of our commitment to fostering creativity throughout the continent. We believe strongly in encouraging and investing in young people and their ambitions.
Congratulations to the winners and all those who participated. Each and every one of you represented Africa very well. Your various art submissions and narratives are special in unique ways. Special thanks to our dependable panel of judges, for their commitment and incessant dedication.”