An Artist’s Legacy for Makoko Children

By Yinka Olatunbosun

A passionate painter known for her mind-blowing pencil drawings, Clara Aden, has begun a unique training for young girls from less-privileged communities.

Born OmolaraAdenugba, the artist, who began drawing as a four-year-old, was discovered by her art teacher who stumbled upon one of her drawings-an ink painting of a frog atop water lilies. She had since become a very prolific artist, featuring in live drawing events and tours across West Africa. The multiple-award winning Aden is the first lady of the Molue Mobile Museum of Contemporary Art on its maiden edition.

It involved a month-long road travel, estimated at 4,000km with five other male artists- in-residence from Lagos to Dakar.

She was recently invited by a non-governmental organisation called Speak Out for The Girl-child Initiative (SGCI), which has Tomilola Ajayi as its executive director.

The project called, “Girls Meet Girls’’ featured Aden whose task was to teach the rudiments of fine art to…

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