NESG announces Winners of the “2050: Nigeria of our Dreams” Art Contest, The Nigerian Economic Summit Group
Oct 2019

NESG announces Winners of the “2050: Nigeria of our Dreams” Art Contest

The Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) is pleased to announce the 10 winners of the “2050: Nigeria of our Dreams” Art Contest. The NESG  organised the Art competition as a means of stimulating creativity and collaboration towards nation building. The aim of the contest was to ultimately create positive visualisations of the future of Nigeria and the responsibility of every Nigerian to work collectively towards an economically viable and sustainable Nigerian economy, particularly through artistic expression. The NESG had the intent of providing a critical look into the future of Nigeria; including how the young and old envision Nigeria in the year 2050.

Entries into the Art contest was drawn from Visual Artists including photographers, illustrators, sculptors and graphic designers; Architects, Filmmakers, Animators; performing artists including Poets and spoken word artists and fashion designers; and their art submissions showed areas Nigeria needs improvement across the sustainable development goals.

Three hundred and eighty-seven (387) Art entries were received for the “2050: Nigeria of our Dreams” Art Contest and after a rigorous selection process by renowned Art Judges, 10 finalists were selected. The 10 winners and the title of their entries, in no particular order are:

  1. Hopeful Skies by Deji Adeyanju
  2. Equality by Raymond Isibor
  3. Afri-Utopia by Peace olatunji
  4. Land of Peace and Sufficiency by Ibukun Adisa-Simon
  5. Utopia by Raymond Kayode
  6. Journal Log by Ifeoluwa Osunkoya
  7. Nigeria Believes by Oluwafemi Aiyedogbon
  8. The Golden Lamp by Godlove Ikegwuonu
  9. Clime Mates by Abdulsamad Ahmad
  10. Hope by Awele Emili

All winning entries can be viewed at www.nesgroup.org/art2050.

The Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) is a not-for profit/non-partisan think tank with a mandate to promote and champion the reform of the Nigerian economy into an open, private sector-led economy that is globally competitive on a sustainable basis. Being a prominent advocacy think tank, the NESG engages government, private sector and civil society in key development issues and economic policies in Nigeria.