Nigeria has the largest case of Sickle Cell in the world. 1 out of every 4 Nigerians is a carrier of the Sickle Cell gene. Research has also shown that at least 150,000 children are born with sickle cell disease annually, with over half of these children estimated to die before their 5th birthday. Those who grow beyond the ages of five suffer many health complications which put a strain on their education, finances, emotions, psychic and total well-being. It has been discovered that due to the number of health complications suffered by the individuals that grow into adulthood, quite a number of them become emotionally unstable or low, most of them also end up living their adulthood off others.
This exhibition will create more awareness for this condition and raise funds for the work CrimsonBow Sickle Cell Initiative does, using art as a tool to communicate stories and share perspectives on Sickle Cell.
“Strings attached” is coined from the popular “No strings attached” saying which when used in the context of relationships infers “no additional obligations involved”. In this context, therefore, strings attached implies a requirement for responsibility. Please attend to show your support and responsibility towards vulnerable people living with Sickle cell.
Under the patronage of Dr. Christopher Kolade, CON and Chief Newton Jibunoh OON, CrimsonBow Sickle Cell Initiative invites you to ‘Strings Attached’, An Art Exhibition Fundraiser for Sickle cell Warriors.
Date: October 27th – November 2nd, 2019.
Time: 4 pm.
Venue: Didi’s Museum, 175 Akin Adesola Street, Victoria Island Lagos.
- Muyiwa Akinwolere
- Tayo Ayelowo
- Fortune Anuforo
- Francis Agemo
- Deji Akinpelu
- Andikan Edwin
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