Gospel Ministers, Da Gold & Wumi Gold have released their collaboration single, “Atogbojule (Dependable God)” – a song of healing and signs and wonders that has been a blessing to many.

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Speaking about the song, they share: “Ephesians 3:20 says that “God is able to do exceedingly and abundantly above all that we ask or even imagine.” God brings the particular passage to live through the lyrics of the song.

Many have testified to the wonderous wonders of God as the song was ministered. The barren has taken in via singing this song on stage. Stubborn headache has disappeared while singing this song, someone regained strength and many more miracles.

“I pray for you reading this post that as you believe in the name that is above every other name, let the word of God be made manifest in your life in Jesus name.”Read the rest

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Like history in general, art history is subject to recurrent revisions and reappraisals. Whether it occurs within their lifetimes or posthumously, some artists earn a place in the art-historical record, only to be forgotten and written out of the same . . . until and unless they are eventually rediscovered. Art history, in other words, is a malleable discipline, but understanding developments in art depends on it—or at the very least is enhanced by it. Accordingly, we’ve assembled a list of 12 books, both mainstream and specialized, that span the saga of art from classical antiquity to the present. Whether you’re an artist or lover of art, you might want at least a few of them on your bookshelf.

1. Janson’s History of Art (9th edition) by Penelope J.E.

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Monday, January 11

Roberts Projects Now Represents Brenna Youngblood
Los Angeles’s Roberts Projects gallery now represents Brenna Youngblood, whose work in multiple mediums focuses on the relationship between life and art. Her work, which often takes the form of photo-based canvases and assemblages, pays homage to a host of art-historical sources, from Jasper Johns to Noah Purifoy, and alludes to Black history. Her first exhibition with the gallery will be held in March.

New School Receives $5.5 million Mellon Grant 
The New School in New York has received two grants from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation intended to “advance demographic and intellectual diversity and politically engaged art, scholarship and public engagement” at the institution. Totaling $5.5 million, the grants mark the largest Mellon Foundation gift to the New School. A portion of the sum will go to establishing the Mellon Initiative for Inclusive Faculty Excellence, a project that … Read the rest

It is no discovery that the Nigerian music scene is blessed with countless talented acts who make music across different genres and in so doing, provide us with endless entertainment. However, for several of these Nigerian musicians, entertainment doesn’t just stop at music alone as they take it upon themselves to become full-blown entertainers by delighting us with their sense of humour through funny skits and clips to further promote their work or just air their opinions. 

Here are 8 Nigerian musicians who are funny and not only administer the balm of music to their fans but the laughter medicine too: 

1. Mayorkun

The Mayor of Lagos is one not only a master hitmaker but also a favourite of many due to his Snapchat shenanigans where he satirises and passes commentary on the dating expectations of women among other things. It is this same satirical humour Mayorkun also applied to Read the rest

Art Institutions around the world continue to feel the impact of the pandemic, which has forced museums to shutter for months on end, reduce visitor capacities, and take other measures to mitigate the spread of Covid-19. Now, a report in the Art Newspaper reveals that the Louvre in Paris, which drew over 1 million visitors to its blockbuster Leonardo exhibition before lockdowns went into effect, experienced a 72 percent drop in attendance for 2020.

According to the Art Newspaper, the museum was open only 161 days out of its usual 311 days of business and lost €90 million (about $110.3 million) in revenue. With international travel curtailed, a lack of international visitors deeply impacted the Louvre’s attendance figures, as did a reduction in the number of visitors allowed to be in the museum on any given day. In total, the institution brought in about 2.7 million visitors last year, … Read the rest

Following the release of the visuals for ‘Ginger’ by Wizkid featuring Burna boy, reactions have began to pour in. Opinions regarding the video has continually surfaced online.

The official video for ‘Ginger’ was released on the 8th of January 2021. The video was directed by Meji Alabi and shot in London.

The video has been positively received by fans and it’s gone on to be one of the trending topics on Twitter. A video consisting of Wizkid and Burna Boy is going to get people talking and sharing their opinions on how well they delivered. We’ll take a look at some of these reactions below;

Singer, Orezi singing praises of the video and also have a word of praise for the video director;

Singer, Johnny Drille had some … Read the rest

A restituted Gothic painting of the Madonna and Child by 14th-century Italian painter Jacopo di Cione will head to auction in New York at the end of the month as part of a settlement agreement between the estate of its late owner and the heir to the work’s previous owner.

Sotheby’s will auction the di Cione painting, which comes from collection of Hester Diamond, the late New York art patron and interior designer who died last January, on January 29 as part of its Masters Week, in which the house offers a series of sales of Old Masters art and antiquities. The work is expected to fetch between $300,000–$500,000. The painting’s sale comes after a legal agreement was reached with the Diamond estate and heir of August Liebmann Mayer, a prominent German Jewish art historian and curator who was killed at Auschwitz in 1944.

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Two months after releasing his fourth studio album titled “Made In Lagos”, Wizkid serves us the visuals of “Ginger” which features Grammy-nominated afrobeats singer, Burna Boy. The visuals for “Ginger” couldn’t have come at a better time. Getting into a new year and needing all the ‘Ginger’ to scale through the next 12 months.

Ginger is the third single off Made In Lagos to get an official video after ‘Smile’ and ‘No Stress’. The video was shot in London as the world continued to battle Covid-19 and directed by Meji Alabi. It was released on the 8th of January 2021.

Here are five takeaways from Wizkid’s new video “Ginger”.

      Wizkid and Burna’s Boy Chemistry Is Unmatched

The video opens up with a model striking a pose and backing the camera, Wizkid walks up to the stage of models and the sonorous voice of … Read the rest

Step into Claudia Bueno’s aquarium-style installation at Meow Wolf’s new space in Las Vegas and experience the slow, oscillating movements of natural life. “Pulse” is comprised of countless white line drawings that are meticulously intertwined and superimposed on 60 glass panels. When illuminated, they mimic scores of nautilus spirals, coral, vines, and botanics that sway and throb in glowing masses.

“This is what ‘Pulse’ is, a way of creating animated volumes using layers of drawings that build up. I have been refining this technique for the last six years, understanding how these forms can also have a moving quality when the light system is applied,” the Venezuela-born artist says, noting that the idea for the project grew out of a visit to Yellowstone National Park.

 

During the course of eight months, a team of women painstakingly painted the glass panels at Bueno’s Idaho studio. “The … Read the rest

Epic scenes of the kind featured in paintings of battles, coronations, and other major historical events are not the specialty of Nick Quijano, an artist based in Puerto Rico, with an online exhibition hosted by Fort Gansevoort devoted to works geared toward intimate scenes of everyday life around his home in Old San Juan.

“I’m not into the big stories of history painting,” Quijano said in a Zoom interview from his studio last month. “I’m into the little stories—I want to appeal to the intimacy of feeling and to the heart.”

Quijano began the series of paintings in the show in 1980 and has been “doing scenes of Puerto Rico ever since,” he said. “I haven’t stopped because I still relate to them.”

Some of Quijano’s pieces draw from his childhood memories. In Cumpleaños con Brownie y Nilka (1956), completed in 2020, a young boy wearing a blue … Read the rest