Founded in: 1983
+15 artworks in Aworanka
Didi Museum was founded in 1983 by Dr. Newton Jibunoh as a monument to immortalize his only sibling Edith Jibunoh who died at a tender age and of whom Dr. Jibunoh’s first daughter bears a striking resemblance to. It is the first private museum in Nigeria and one of the pioneers of museum and art exhibitions in Nigeria.
Didi Museum is a collection of memories in the form of art from Nigeria and some other parts of Africa and the world.The Museum’s main objective is to serve as a gateway to African culture by promoting all forms of indigenous arts and culture. It has over the years hosted exhibitions to renowned artists like Yusuf Grillo, Lemma Guya, Bruce Onobrakpeya, Ben Enwonwu and much more.
Didi Museum shows the masterpieces of the great artists in one of the best sites in Victoria Island. It also acts as a gallery and represents several Nigerian artists.
About the founder
Born on January 1938, Chief Newton Jibunoh is the founder of Didi Museum. He is also a soil mechanic expert and founder of Fight Against Desert Encroachment (FADE), a non-governmental organization. As the former Chairman of Costain West Africa, he speaks animatedly about his interest that has become his identity. On Didi Museum, he says, it is an educational institution which he traces its genesis to a small room in Apapa, Lagos.
Chief Jibunoh is widely recognized as the explorer who crossed the world’s largest desert alone- twice. He undertook his first Sahara crossing as a youthful adventurer and his second journey as an environmental crusader. He is committed to raising awareness on desertification and environmental degradation in Sub-Saharan Africa.