'Colors of the uprising'

Dudu Emmanuel

Dudu Emmanuel


Dudu Arugha Emmanuel was born on the 5th August 1974 in Benin City, Edo State although originally from Delta state. He was brought up as part of a nuclear family with four other siblings (all boys). The parents were doting and supported the children in pursuit of their careers and Dudu received every encouragement towards realizing his goal as an artist.His early education was in Benin before proceeding to Auchi Polytechnic in 1994 where he graduated with a Higher National Diploma (HND) in 1999. Dudu later attained a Bachelors degree in visual arts from the University of Lagos. 


He has taken part in 26 group exhibitions including Intrinsic in 2009 (This was a loose assemblage of diverse group of graduates). He has four awards for artistic excellence to his credit including the Spanish for painting in 2007. On his work and art in general Dudu notes, “Being an artist living Africa, I am inspired more by my immediate environment and culture. I do not subscribe to the idea of one’s art being restrained to some traditional belief or way of life of a particular region or sub-region. I want people to appreciate my work generally; I want my audience to see me as an artist, not necessarily an African artist” Dudu’s philosophy is one that should inspire any budding artist. He asserts that being good should be the secondary component to work (any work) and contends that the fundamental part to achieving ‘good’ is consistency which should be seen as the primary factor.


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Curator's Note

After the George Floyd protest in the United States of America, a spotlight beams on Nigerian art or black art. 

 As more national and international discussions have centered around Black Art, "Colors of the Uprising" is a group art exhibition curated to expose and celebrate 11 uprising stars. 

 We warmly welcome you to "Colors of the uprising" , a group exhibition distinctively curated by Princess Uzo & Rodney Asikhia, featuring the amazing art by: Wande Oseni, Karen Ogidi, Sidney Osioh, Ekwueme Edison, Adeola Adegbenro , Kolawole Niyi Sunday, Dudu Emmanuel, Donald Onuoha, Ekpetorson Elizabeth, Anehita Aletor , & Ene Jessicah Yaknoabasi.

 Artists in this exhibit share their interpretations of the natural world around us, whether it be on portraits, people, abstract forms, Landscape from nature scenes, and Surreal impression.

 Their creations challenge our ideology of life, adds beauty and spark up intellectual dialogue amongst its viewers. The works exhibited comprises of various mediums such as Oil on canvas, Mixed media, Acrylic on canvas, Charcoal and drawing in various sizes. 

 The exhibition will present 55 works of Art to its audience, documented with a virtual Catalog with access to attend the event virtually.

Private viewing on opening day: Friday, Feb 28th, 2021 by 6pm.

 Chairman of Event: Dahlton Osa Ozigbo -Noren Art Foundation 

 Host of Event: Louise Priddy -

 Posh Cafe Café capacity is limited to 50 people at any one time.

 Please wear a face mask and maintain 6' of personal space.


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Curator: Mr. Rodney +1-443-653-7398

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