Artworks Worth Millions Of Naira Destroyed As Fire Razes Artists Village In Osogbo

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Artworks worth over three hundred million naira were Friday destroyed as a dawn fire razed the popular Osogbo Artists Village.

The cause of the incident is yet to be ascertained as at the time of filing this report.

Both the Acting Curator of the Village, Lana Abiodun and the Coordinator of the village, described the incident as unfortunate and urged governments at all levels to come to their aid.

Daily Post gathered that some of the art works were taken away from the building before it was allegedly set ablaze.

The Acting Curator while speaking with Daily Post expressed his readiness in inviting the police to investigate the incident.

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The Art village is a private owned centre of excellence where artworks from several popular and up and coming artists from within and around Osun were curated and stored

The works lost to the inferno include wood carving, fabrics, metal works, batik, oil paintings, hand woven clothes among others.

An arts enthusiast called Ganiyu, who described the incident as paint and sad, called on relevant government and philanthropists to come to the assistance of patrons of the arts village.

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