JELILI

ATIKU

Jelili Atiku
Jelili Atiku

JeliliÌyámì Atiku, Gbèmí, Bàmì Gbèmí, performance at Igboji, Ogun State, Nigeria on September 25, 2020. The performance was done in the context of my short performance - based film, Ẹ̀làbọrú. Photo by Omotunde Ayodeji, and edited by Yusuf Durodola.

I Trust You Know Oju-Ile (Alaraagbo XI) Marwa Beach, Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria, Tuesday October 4, 2016. Photo by Tom Saater.

I Trust You Know Oju-Ile (Alaraagbo XI) Marwa Beach, Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria, Tuesday October 4, 2016. Photo by Tom Saater.

Jelili Atiku
Jelili Atiku

JeliliÌyámì Atiku, Gbèmí, Bàmì Gbèmí, performance at Igboji, Ogun State, Nigeria on September 25, 2020. The performance was done in the context of my short performance - based film, Ẹ̀làbọrú. Photo by Omotunde Ayodeji, and edited by Yusuf Durodola.

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Jelili Atiku is a Nigerian multimedia performance artist and sculptor.

 

His performance with drawing, photography, installation sculpture, video, and live performance has made him one of the most recognized performance artists from Nigeria around the world.

His work is said to have a power which "lies in his use of Yoruba symbols and traditions of his local community". He is called "the father of Nigerian contemporary performance art