On Wednesday 21st of December 2011, close friends & families of Adenrele Sonariwo & Damilola Amolegbe gathered at the coveted Civic Center, Lagos to introduce their vision for the first solely Arts University in Nigeria – The Modern Day School of the Arts. They presented the “For The Love of Arts” fair, which featured over 40 pieces of art work(s) from artists such as Mode Adenirokun, Agahome, Karo Akpokiere, TY Bello, Victor Ehikhamenor, Libran Eye Photography and many others. There after, there was an entertainment night event aimed at promoting and creating the Arts Industry in Nigeria.
The event which was hosted by the always dapper – Ebuka Obi-Uchendu & Oluwafeyijimi Sodipo (Miss Nigeria, Queen Ambassador 2011) was a sure sight to behold. The hosts introduced The Modern Day School of the Arts (MDSA) – a training institution that is set on advancing literacy in the community, promoting quality education and encouraging the creative performance of individuals. The goal is to grow into becoming Nigeria’s foremost institution for education of the arts
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Graduated From – Yaba College of Technology, Lagos Nigeria
Latest Achievement – The Seek Project
Website – Seekproject.com
Graduated From – Academy of Art University, San Francisco California
Latest Achievement: Sold Painting at The For The Love of Arts Fair earlier in the day.
Bolaji Kekere – Ekun (Film Maker/Founder of 37th State Production)
Graduated From – University of South California (USC – Film School)
Latest Achievement – Launched Short Film Nkiru
Website – www.37thState.com
Osaru Alile (Co-Founder of Caxton Alile Design- Cards & Interior Design)
Graduated From – Fashion Institute of Technology (Studied Interior Design)
Latest Achievement – Caxton Alile CARDS, Primera Africa Offices, Victoria Island, Lagos & Victoria Garden City (VGC) Amenities renovation
Website – www.CaxtonAlileCARDS.com
President of the Modern Day School of the Arts – Adenrele Sonariwo took the stage with a speech on why the initiative is needed and how it would allow growth and freedom for most of the creative minds that will come out of Secondary Schools in Nigeria, thereby positioning these potential artists for careers in arts and design. She also shared with the audience the curriculum which includes – Fashion Design, Media, Interior Design/Architecture, Advertising/Graphic & Web Design, Film, Photography and many others.
Contact: To find out more about The Modern Day School of the Arts, its Curriculum and how to support the cause;