On Saturday, 8th May, the entire city of Abuja was in the presence of a legend.
An occasion made possible through the partnership of thought-leaders set to make an impact in their immediate society.
Over the course of the Ramadan weekend, about a hundred people gathered at Orisun gallery in the presence of literary genius Wole Soyinka- a Nigerian playwright, novelist, and poet who was awarded the 1986 Nobel Prize in Literature, the first sub-Saharan African to be honored in that category.
As Abuja continues to expand in its capacity, due to the influx of more people into the the region, it is gaining momentum as the place to be for investors and stakeholders in the development, arts, and culture sector too.
Orisun gallery is a pioneering force in this industry and as they emerge in the Abuja scene, it is essentially worthy of note that the Noble prize award winner-Wole Soyinka was in their space, where he was privy to host the Abuja literary society powered by Roving heights.
At this exquisite art museum, known for its well lit and organized interior- vibrating true African essence with its timeless art pieces and artifacts, which graces the walls and floors of the cultural museum; Guests in attendance got the opportunity to experience this African legend, through one on one conversations, centered around Nigeria, our history, and our culture and how his literature was greatly inspired by same.
So inspiring that it’s ministered to his readers enough to make them gather at this timeless gallery for his signature and book review.
Roving heights in partnership with Orisun gallery were able to bring this occasion to an audience who truly appreciates and understands the essence of the African culture and story.
According to an executive of the gallery, ‘‘Orisun’’ speaks to the essence of the African culture and its people. It is the force of our nature, who we are as African people; rich in history and diversity..’’
Over the past month, The gallery has been the go-to place for art and culture lovers to converge and creatively express who they are as individuals with real lives, who are impacted by the laws of the land and decisions of policy makers.
Citizens have chosen to turn within themselves to bring forth solutions to our world, one way or another.
Perhaps the powers in charge ought to do the same- working with the people towards a mutually beneficial goal for the nation.
Through artistic expressions and partnerships with private entities just for progress to be made.
Orisun gallery has come to stay in Abuja and has posed itself as a brand that is into the forward movement of Nigeria, and also space where creativity and development can thrive and stand unopposed, yielding great fruits.