Mgbakoigba: Journal of African Studies

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The Nigerian artist and the challenges of sustaining practice-based career in a hostile clime

Azuka Abigail Nzoiwu


This article looks at the plight of the artist in the Nigerian society especially as it  affects their practice. By critically assessing the challenges faced by Nigerian studio artists in their day-to-day interaction with members of the society the article seeks to bring the broader issue of socio-economic survival, for artists, into focus. Most importantly, factors militating against the artist's growth vis-à-vis the improvement of life all around him will be critically looked at. The article also made suggestions on how to surmount the prevailing challenges faced by artists in Nigeria as they pursue a career-based practice.

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