Stakeholders in arts and culture urged to invest more in creative arts to woo teeming youths.
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The government and other stakeholders have been enjoined to promote Arts to become attractive as a career to budding talents, thereby guaranteeing their self -sustenance and contribution to the socio -economic development of the country.
Executive Director of Life In My City Arts Festival, LIMCAF, Mr Kevin Ejiofor stated this at the opening of the fifteenth edition of the competition for young artists in Lagos Region, held in Ikoyi.
Mr Ejiofor a former Director General of the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, described every average human being as a Lover of Art but demanded due recognition and support for those with the capacity to express the diversity of nature through works of art.
Declaring the Exhibition open, former Provost of Federal College of Education, Abeokuta, Dr Kunle Filani eulogised the management of LIMCAF for creating a most consistent platform to discover and support youths with passion for Arts over the years.
Dr Filani encouraged more youths with interests in Arts to take advantage of the platform to achieve greatness in a rare field.
On his part, the Arts Director of LIMCAF, Dr Ayo Adewunmi lamented the low number of teachers for Fine Arts as subject in schools, which has contributed to the low morale of children with budding talents in Arts.
Dr Adewunmi while speaking on the theme: “Paradox of Muted Echoes” explained that the best selected art works would be part of the top one hundred for the grand finale exhibition in Enugu between 22nd and 29th of October this year where awards will be .
Correspondent Abiola Peters reports that young artists took turns to explain the diverse creative
artworks they submitted for the weeklong competition ending on Sunday the seventh of this month.