Iroha, Ashiru, Ipadeola, Durodola For 2nd World Food Day Poetry and Photography Charity Exhibition

With the success of the maiden edition of the World food day poetry and photography exhibition held last year, Fingerprints in conjunction with Foodbank Nigeria and SheAgric, will hold their second edition of the exhibition, with the principal theme ‘one home, one farmer’ on Saturday, 14TH October 2017 at Didi Museum, 175 Akin Adesola Street, Victoria Island, Lagos.

‘One home, one farmer’ will headline selfless and patriotic artistes including award-winning poet, Tade Iapdeola, Jos-based spoken-word poetry artiste, Andrew Patience, award-winning photographers Uche James Iroha, Rufus Ashiru and accomplished graphic designer, painter, and body performance artist, Yusuf Durodola 

The theme, ‘One home, one farmer’ was selected to drive home the awareness and advocate for subsistence agriculture and possibly encourage every full-blooded Nigerian family to devote a portion of their homes, no matter how little into planting food crops and other agricultural practices. 

The creative content director of Fingerprints, Olawale Oluwadahunsi, who is also a United Nations Youth delegate who represented Nigeria at the 20th UN Assembly at the United Nations said this exhibition is set to create the needed awareness for agricultural re-invigoration in the home of Nigerians.

“We should all be farmers. The ‘twin’ green colors in our national flag signify fertility, chief of which is agriculture. This is in consonance with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) number two which stands to promote zero hunger and agricultural development in the country. 

We all know we should diversify the economy, but how many people are taking a bold step towards it? What are we really doing? Can we really wait for the government to do all? We are proposing that every family in the country should have at least one person practicing agriculture as a part-time engagement.”
Rufus Ashiru, the curator of the exhibition also expatiates further that the exhibition proceeds will be used to encourage the work of the Agricultural NGO, Foodbank Nigeria. 

“This is a charity exhibition but we are also using Art as a tool for agro-social advocacy to revive the back-to-the-basics culture of farming. Let us build our Nigerian dream and take our destiny into our own hands by agreeing to this proposition that we should all be farmers. We can make it happen. Meanwhile, this is a sales exhibition and 100% of the works sold will be donated to the Foodbank Nigeria”, he said.

Fingerprints, a registered trademark under Poetic Mines Incorporated is a Creative Arts platform which expresses art through Photography, Creative writing, Motion Pictures and Literary Journalism to drive the practical significance of United Nations world calendar dates using various platforms to address the various socioeconomic issues affecting the nation to achieve sustainable development. 

The maiden edition of the exhibition, themed ‘Life’ was held in 2016 in conjunction with Priceless Arts Inc, Ara Studio, National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) at National Theatre, Iganmu Lagos State.

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