A Nigerian by the name Oluwatobiloba Titiloye has won the 2022 Arts For Change creative competition.
Arts For Change is a competition poised to spur creativity among youngsters and encourage talent.
The winner of its 2022 edition was unveiled at Freedom Park in Lagos during an event put together by White and Black Ideas in conjunction with the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC).
Tobi was named the winner after beating seven finalists shortlisted from over 500 entries.
Other finalists were Okeke Chukwuemeka, Olayemi Olamilekan, Wahab Yemi, Emmanuel Okonkwo, Adewole Abraham Ayo, and Lawal Abduraheem.
The winner went home with N500,000 while the other six finalists received consolation cash prizes.
Loye Amzat, an associate of the initiative, said the winning works adhered to the theme which is “Nigeria: Stronger Together”
He said the judges looked out for creativity, aesthetics, and the originality of the works.
Steve Ayorinde, the former commissioner for tourism, arts and culture in Lagos state, led the panel of judges.
He said it was a unanimous decision to choose the winner.
“The fact remains that all the finalists are winners. We were exceedingly impressed by the creativity. It’s very commendable and to the organisers, they shouldn’t stop at the maiden edition, they should continue,” he added.
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