Lagos Public Art scene has undergone significant change in recent weeks. Specific locations around the metropolis, on the plush island and even in downtown Lagos. Reports reaching us is that it’s part of the ‘Lagos At 50’ celebrations, a month long event to commemorate the creation of the city of Lagos over 50 years ago.
Artists have been commissioned to add some colour to the busy and somewhat unpleasant parts of Lagos. Polly Alakija is one of those artists and her work at Falomo roundabout has been drawing a lot of praise. Tagged ‘The Five Cowries’ project Polly Alakija has created huge murals of black girls with vibrant colors.
Drawing indirect inspiration from the #BringBackOurGirls movement, the girls faces are neither happy or sad. They just stare at you with large eyes.
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