Inner Light by Oseloka Osadebe

October 20, 2018

Inner Light is a retrospective exhibition of rare works by Prof Oseoloka Osadebe, a member of the famous Zaria Art Society, popularly called the Zaria Rebels, who are the founding fathers of contemporary art in Nigeria.

The exhibition traces his artistic journey from growing up in the bustling city of Onitsha, Eastern Nigeria, in the 1930s and 1940s, to studying in Zaria, Northern Nigeria from 1958 to 1962 alongside other greats like Uche Okeke, Demas Nwoko, Yusuf Grillo, and Bruce Onobrakpeya, to eventually leaving Nigeria on a scholarship to pursue graduate studies in the United States followed by years teaching in America as a professor of theatre.