The press and art journalism in Nigeria: an appraisal of the guardian newspaper

  • U Nnadozie
Keywords: The Nigerian press, Visual art journalism, The Guardian Newspaper


The Nigerian press has contributed immensely and commendably to the professionalism and development of modern art in Nigerian. For over 60 years the print media have through contributions by art journalists, art writers, art critics and historians alike projected the visual arts in the national newspapers and local tabloids around the country. In recent years one of the prominent newspapers in the country that have been championing the course of the visual arts The Guardian Newspaper. Deploying historical and analytical approaches, this study critically looks at the contribution of this newspaper to the development of visual arts. Additionally, it makes some suggestions on how to sustain the achievements made so far in this direction.

Keywords: The Nigerian press, Visual art journalism, The Guardian Newspaper