Some female artists exhibited their artworks at an art event in Abuja on Thursday, March 10, 2022, as part of activities marking International Women’s Day. The art exhibition themed “The Beauty of Nigeria” was jointly organized by the South Korean Embassy, the Nike Art Gallery and the Female Artists Association of Nigeria.
Speaking at the event, South Korean Ambassador to Nigeria Kim Young-Chae said the cultural ties between his country and Nigeria would be strengthened. He added, “This is a collaboration between Nigeria and (South) Korea. While we were making our venue available for the exhibition, Nike Art Gallery and FEAAN contributed their works to make the collaboration complete. The purpose of this exhibition is to celebrate International Women’s Day by partnering with Nigerian women artists. We also want people to relax and have fun in our garden.
On her part, Nike Okundaye, an art enthusiast and owner of the Nike Art Gallery, urged participants and guests to always pass on their knowledge and skills to their children for the sustainability of the culture.
Likewise, Dr. Ngozi Akande, former President of FEAAN, thanked the Ambassador for his collaboration. She also urged attendees to patronize works by female artists.
Also speaking, Bayelsa State Governor Douye Diri noted that there are many avenues for collaboration between South Korea and Nigeria. He said: “We relish this relationship and this friendship, and that is why we have decided to honor this invitation.
“On behalf of the government and people of Bayelsa, we warmly congratulate and greet you, and pray that cultural relations between Nigeria and South Korea (continue to) grow stronger.”
Another highlight of the event was a traditional dance by the Gbagyi women’s group.
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