SOYINKA: An African Literary Icon

SOYINKA: An African Literary Icon
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Stunning painting with meaning! Well done O Yemi!

You should take a look at the rest of O Yemi´s gallery. He has developed a very unique style using it to point out the good and the bad occurrences of our times.

What a powerful image this is!

Very accomplished portrait - beautifully painted.

Thanks you all for your comments

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02/12/2016
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We often hear about tyrannical African leaders that enriched themselves and starved their people. Few Africans have received global recognitions for greatness and positive accomplishments. O. Yemi would not like to be a Hero-worshiper, but sporadic positive news about achievements of few great African leaders like President Mandela make him proud to be an African. He jumped for joy when he heard the news that Professor Wole Soyinka was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1986. His Noble Prize Award in Literature and his 2009 Academy of Achievement Golden Plate Award inspired O. Yemi to do this painting of Professor Soyinka “Soyinka- An Africa Literary Icon.” Like in his painting, “Portrait of an Artist”, O Yemi chose to use Wole Soyinka’s literary achievement for this painting. O. Yemi visualized Professor Wole Soyinka’s iconic grey Afro-hair as an opened book from which diverse letters and words flow out. He arranged the letters into the titles of some of Soyinka’s books. He used

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O Yemi Tubi

Olabamiji Yemi Tubi, commonly known as O Yemi Tubi and also known in the art world as MOYAT was born in 1955 in the city of Ibadan, Nigeria, West Africa. His BFA Degree was obtained from Valdosta State College, Valdosta Georgia USA where he majored in Graphic Design. He was awarded Art Scholarship…

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