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Artists organise 10-day event for 22nd musical festival


Nigerian artist, Diseye Tantua, will be exhibiting at the event

Music Meets Art’, a programme to celebrate the unique interrelations between art and music, has been organised by the Society of Nigerian Artists (SNA) in active partnership with the Musical Society of Nigeria (MUSON) on the special occasion of its 22nd Musical Festival.

The three-in-one programme, which started on Wednesday, October 17 will end on Sunday, October 28 and will feature an art exhibition, awards dinner and art auction at the MUSON Centre, Lagos.


The Art Exhibition which commenced with a nation-wide call for entries is set to feature portraits of celebrated musical composers and artists (living and deceased), as well as works inspired by dance, festivals and music. The highlight of this exhibition will be a 7-year compilation showcase by renowned artist, Diseye Tantua about artists living in Ghana and Nigeria, their working lives, thinking processes and inspiration as well as artworks done by Sickle Cell patients to support the fight against Sickle Cell Anaemia.

An awards dinner will be held in honour of celebrated artist, Kolade Oshinowo to mark his 70th birthday anniversary. The event will recognise and honour individuals who have promoted visual arts in the past year. It will also serve as a launching pad to unveil the SNA’s Hall of Fame, a memorial for celebrated musicians and artists.


The Art Auction of select pieces from the exhibition will raise funds towards achieving the SNA’s objectives, including a new secretariat and an academic journal.

The 10-day celebration is expected to play host to eminent personalities from the African Arts Industry, embassies, high commissions, arts enthusiasts, students and the general public.

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