Prince Twins Seven Seven in Bavaria
By Akinyi Princess of K’Orinda-Yimbo
Twins Seven Seven comes from Nigeria and was born in 1944. He is one of the most well known contemporary African artists. Not only that. He is also a musician, dancer, teacher, proprietor, politician, general practitioner and the father of more than fifty children from his 13 wives, and a lot more. He began his career with the Oshogbo Artists Group, at the time described as the “young savages” of Africa. Since 1960 he has had exhibitions in Europe, Japan, Australia and in the United States of America where he won international acknowledgement. His works are exhibited in and acquired by different great museums of the world. Among these are Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York, the National Museum of African Art in Washington, D.C., the Philadelphis Museum of Art and the National Modern Gallery in Lagos. In 2005 the UNESCO honoured him with the Artist For Peace Award, "in recognition of his contribution to the promotion of dialogue and understanding among peoples, particularly in Africa and the African Diaspora”.
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