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5 things upcoming Nigerian artistes take for granted (Part 1) Home to some of the finest music exports on the African continent the Nigerian music industry has become a money-spinner. Indeed auditing firm Pricewaterhouse Coopers reports that $56 million was generated from music sales alone in Nigeria in 2015. The firm also predicts that the industrys revenue could shoot up to $88 million by 2018. Little wonder the influx of young people into the industry struggling for attention cash and…

Casual wear is supposed to give a feeling of comfort and leisure to the person wearing it. Well, this piece of garment not only lives up to the comfort criteria but also rates high on the oomph meter. Grab one right away and chillax in style.Sepia is chapter pulled out from the Vintage scrapbooks of the yesteryears… An ethereal palette of dreams woven into an eclectic line of garments. Where the reminiscence of the bygone art meets the expressions of a new today. Sepia is not only a tint…


Picking Flowers - Attributed to Samuel S Miller. Another portrait filled with symbolic elements: the rose to suggest a life ended too soon, the water to separate her from the family home, the trampling of a daisy which suggests new beginnings and a goldfinch to reference the passion of Christ.

The poignant art of the posthumous portrait – in pictures

Rachel Weeping - Charles Willson PealeIn 1772, Rachel Peale asked her husband to paint a picture of their recently deceased infant. It was later enlarged to include Rachel herself and shown, discreetly behind a curtain, at the Philadelphia Museum.

Innocence - artist unidentified It’s long been recognized as a posthumous representation because of the use of traditional iconography. The rose represents innocence and a life taken too soon, the petals symbolize the futile nature of mortality while the medal shows a bird interpreted as the eagle of resurrection.

Harriet Mackie (The Dead Bride) - PR Vallée. This gothic portrait of a bride who died at the age of 17, just days before her wedding, remains a curio given that her death was cloaked in mystery. The locket also contains a lock of her hair and might have been commissioned by her heartbroken groom.

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