A guest lecturer, Professor PejuLayiwola, gave the advice during the 2018 Annual lecture of Life in My City Art Festival (LIMCAF) entitled “Engaging With Expropriated Objects and History”.
Professor Layiwola, who called on young Nigerians to contribute in propagating the nation’s culture, noted that the aim of the lecture was to sensitize the people to the need to develop themselves in the art world.
“It hopes to sensitize people, to give them a better understanding of culture; other people celebrate their culture but we kind of castigate our culture.
“We have to let younger ones understand that culture is very important to their systems, also important to them; so I think that this is a wakeup call and we must think about how we can make culture be even more palatable to the younger generation,” Professor Layiwola insisted.
One of the Directors of LIMCAT, Mr. Ayo Adeomi, while expressing satisfaction with the success of the 12thedition of the exercise said the competition was targeted at developing the young artiste.
According to Mr. Adeomi LIMCAF is a “national competition that is meant for young artists who are less than 35 years of age. I will say so far, it has been very successful, enlarging: for the first time this year, the organisers are inviting to the grand-finale 50 young artists from all over the country.”
The lecture, which was also an exposition of art history in some arts of the country, had students and teachers of arts in attendance.