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The Author
Dr. Okey Anueyiagu

Dr. Okey Anueyiagu was born in Kano, Nigeria. He graduated from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, and earned post graduate degrees in Political Science and Economics from the University of Rochester, New York, and Fordham University, New York. He was a pioneer staff member of the old Anambra State University of Technology. A teacher, art collector, philanthropist, and entrepreneur, Dr. Okey has supported and sponsored local and international art exhibitions, with one of the most prominent being the highly acclaimed African Passage art exhibition at the Air Gallery in London in 2003. This successful exhibition was cosponsored by The Barclays Private Bank, London, England. He is married to Hadiza, a lawyer and has three daughters, Tochi, Ebele, Dera and twin boys Aka and Arize.
  
  
The Artist
Onyema Offoedu-Okeke

Onyema was born in 1967 in Aba, Nigeria. An artist, writer, curator and African art historian, he studied Architecture at the University of Nigeria Nsukka, Enugu Campus, graduating in 1992. Following this he embarked on a career as a full-time studio artist. In 2000, he represented his country of birth in the Windsor and Newton's global tour, 'Our World in the Year 2000', as well as in ARTIADE the Art Olympics, in Athens, Greece, in 2004. Onyema was the curator for the Africa Passage exhibition in London in 2003, which showcased six influential modern Nigerian artists and was sponsored by Barclays Private Bank and Pointec Group Nigeria (facilitated by Dr. Okey Anueyiagu). Over the years Onyema has written numerous essays on African/Nigerian art and contributed an article entitled "The Head Stream that Never Runs Dry" in Yinka Shonibare's exhibition book Double Dutch shown at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen Rotterdam Kunsthalle Wein-Netherlands, 2004. Since 2005, he has contributed weekly writings in the Thisday Newspaper "Art Life" column, and recently completed a book entitled Artists of Nigeria: Headstreams and Tributaries since 100 years.
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Prof. Chike Aniakor

Prof. Sheri Fafunwa-Ndibe
Dr. Ozioma Onuzulike
Dr. Francis Ugiomo
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