Founded in: 2009
+85 artworks in Aworanka
Founded in 2009 by Nigerian textile artist, Nike Okundaye, Nike Art Gallery aims to positively transform the hitherto neglected arts and culture industry in Nigeria to ensure an enabling environment for the growth of African cultural heritage. The five-story building located in Lekki Peninsula holds over 8000 works of art, largely Nigerian and African, as well as Nike’s second textile museum. The gallery is a well-known cultural spot and tourist destination in West Africa.
About the founder
Chief (Mrs.) Nike Monica Okundaye popularly known and called “MAMA NIKE” by her numerous fans, was born on the 23rd May 1951 at a very quiet and hilly village of Ogidi-Ijumu in Kogi State of Nigeria. She is the Owner/Curator of the Nike Art Galleries at Lagos, Osogbo, Ogidi-Ijumu and Abuja. She is also an accomplished professional artist, a painter, a textile artist, weaver, embroiderand an awards winner at many national and international art shows. Nike is a member of many nationa and international bodies including Society of Nigerian Artists, ASA of USA and Canada, ACASA, Society of Nigerian Women Artists, Member of Osun Support Grove, Board member of the National Heritage Council of Nigeria, Member of the Board of Trustee of Osun State Centre For Black Culture and International understanding, etc. She is also principally a social entrepreneur and a well know philanthropist championing the cause of the neglected Nigerian rural women suing art as a tool to accomplish these nobel missions.