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Nigeria’s “Art Queen” Nike Davies Okundaye covers the March 2013 Issue of Genevieve Magazine

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GenevieveMarch20031-1Nike Davies Okundaye of the Nike Art Gallery is on the cover of the March 2013 issue of Genevieve Magazine. Nike’s cover feature focuses on “her Romance with the Arts…

Read all about it below and make sure you pick up the new issue of Genevieve Magazine!

Two things invariably strike visitors to Nike’s opulent art gallery – her total commitment to her craft and her modesty. In spite of her achievements across the globe, Nike is steeped in cultural and traditional values, which drive her personality. The romance that exists between the iconic artist and her works is not lost to visitors even as she continues to acquire global recognition for her renaissance works in indigenous arts as well as tie and dye. Her craft is one in which she is exceptionally gifted. No wonder she has earned for herself the nickname, “the woman with the magic hands.”

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15 Comments

  1. adenike

    March 12, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    Can’t wait to grab a copy. She’s my idol !!!!!!

  2. Non professional opinion

    March 12, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    This is probably the most beautiful Genevieve cover I’ve ever seen, and the neckpiece in the 3rd pic needs to find its way home to me.

  3. Toya Delazy

    March 12, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    That bead thou!

  4. babylawyer

    March 12, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    Ah! Love her! She dances in church with so much joy…

    • Gigi

      March 12, 2013 at 7:30 pm

      love Nike… Dances in church @babylawyer?? Thot she was a traditional worshipper… maybe she’s both lol

      Plz who styles Nneka Ezeala in those horrid clothes?

    • kemi

      March 13, 2013 at 12:42 am

      She’s a Catholic. Traditional worship was just a demonstration for the documentary.

      She looks so beautiful and comfortable with herself

    • Tosin

      March 15, 2013 at 7:36 am

      We don’t have to forget our culture abeg. Our power is in our history too.

  5. kikelomo

    March 12, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    I love Nike so much….Very interestin woman….hope to meet her someday….God’s Grace…

    • Falala

      March 13, 2013 at 2:04 am

      She is amazing. I went to her gallery and despite the number of people, she actually came our to talk and tell her story.

  6. R

    March 13, 2013 at 3:35 am

    She’s an amazing lady and very easy to speak with, will willingly share tales of our culture and her travels with anyone interested.
    I recommend visiting her gallery in Lekki for anyone who hasn’t been. It’s 5 floors of heaven!

  7. morenike

    March 13, 2013 at 7:37 am

    OMG. Nike…love love love this cover, one of Nigeria’s few true talents and such an inspiration to speak with.

  8. Anonymous

    March 13, 2013 at 9:42 am

    She’s ever so warm and down to earth. I used to manage her account in the bank several years ago, and even up till now whenever I visit her gallery she takes time out to show me around.

  9. @ajiriavae

    March 13, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    Coincidentally, my friend was in Osun last weekend with a tour group and part of the tour was her work space. The Adire that she makes, beautiful and very well made. She is one of the most creative people I know. Love her!!!
    ajiristyle.blogspot.com/

  10. Tosin

    March 15, 2013 at 7:31 am

    Aunt Nike is an institution. She is everybody’s aunt. She is full of love.

  11. next

    March 20, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    She is an amazing woman! She spoke at TEDxIkoyi a couple months back

    youtube.com/watch?v=VZOO6eFpdWI

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