An undergraduate of the University of Benin, Ekehuan campus, Emmanuel Omoregie, has won the hearts of many Nigerians after he shared photos of the statue of activist Aisha Yesufu which he made.
Posting the photos on his Twitter handle, Omoregie mentioned that the sculpture was part of the requirements for the award of B.A Fine and Applied Arts. He said he made the sculpture in Aisha Yesufu’s form to appreciate her role towards contemporary activism in Nigeria.
“I thank the Lord, for this. I am Omoregie Emmanuel. As part of the requirements for the award of B.A Fine and Applied Arts, I made a stylised figure of Aisha Yesufu to appreciate her roles towards contemporary activism in Nigeria,” he captioned the photos.
The art was inspired by an iconic photo of Aisha Yesufu which was taken during the #EndSARS protest of October 2020.
See more photos of the sculpture below.