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Julien Sinzogan

Country: Benin

Style: Realist expressionism

Medium:Coloured Inks on Paper

Fun Fact:he studied art in France and ran a computer graphics shop for a while before beginning to paint professionally.

Quote: This is a work of the imagination, depicting something that is still to happen. Rather than being, like Schubert’s famous Symphony, an unfinished piece, it is, however, a work that is yet to be brought to completion. To do this requires the spectators’ active participation in a communal act of imagination that would realise an opened Gate of Return. This realisation would close the cycles of exploitation and violence done - man exploiting man - recognise the truth of our common humanity, and enable us to move forward together into a future which would ensure that such atrocities could never, ever happen again

Works

1. Yoruba Kings

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3.'Les Voiles du Retour

4. Gates of Return II,

5.L‘Armada du Retour

6. Departure and Return of Spirits

7. Return of the Spirits,

http://benedante.blogspot.com/2012/10/julien-sinzogan.html for more

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Summertime by Angelique Kidjo (Cover)

So much bad news this week so here’s one of my favorite songs to soothe one’s spirits. NOT A VIDEO.

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"Well, I stand up next to a mountain
Chop it down with the edge of my hand.”

Angélique Kidjo covering Jimi Hendrix’ Voodoo Chile live on Australian TV (1999)

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El Hadji Mansour Ciss Kanakassy aka Mansour Ciss

Country: Benin

Style: Laboratory Déberlinisation,

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Fun Fact: In collaboration with Canadian artist Baruch Gottlieb , he created in 2001 the laboratory Déberlinisation, a concept at the root of the African work, an imaginary currency designed as a symbol of Pan-Africanism

Quote:Déberlinisation the laboratory, established in 2001, is as its name suggests a melting pot of thoughts about the past and present history of Africa, and should lead to endogenous development prospects of Africa.

All the arts of Africa and all thoughts carriers and character of our restitution   collective memory and identity have their place. The first element is broken in the installation at Dak’Art 2008.  

It is for us a hand, once restored, to guard jealously safeguarding the African cultural identity, and secondly, to master modern science and technology, in order to decide on technology choice offered by modernity and would be tailored to different socio-economic contexts   current of Africa.

Works: Déberlinisation

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3.Hommage au Panafricanisme

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Beninoise man arrainged in court for stealing Chris Ayanwu's N10m, Jewellery

Beninoise man arrainged in court for stealing Chris Ayanwu’s N10m, Jewellery

A 33 year old Beninoise man identified as Brouno Amoussou was today Sept. 11th arraigned before the Igbosere Magistrate Court for allegedly conspiring to steal N10million cash, land documents and expensive jewelries from the home of Senator Chris Anyanwu, a serving senator representing Imo state at the National Assembly.

According to the prosecutor of the case, Cpl Innocent Odugbo, the…

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Angélique Kidjo, “Afia.” Õÿö. 2010.

Why I Usually Have Sex With Dogs - Robbery Suspect

Why I Usually Have Sex With Dogs – Robbery Suspect

A 27-year-old robbery suspect has revealed that he usually had s*x with his dogs for spiritual powers before going for any robbery operation in Lagos State, western Nigeria.

The suspect, Bala Yayah, said his success in most of his robbery operations was because he usually had sex with dogs.

The Beninoise who resides in Badagry area of Lagos State, said despite the fact that he has many…

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Meet The Armed Robber That Sleeps With Female Dogs For Spiritual Powers

Meet The Armed Robber That Sleeps With Female Dogs For Spiritual Powers

A 27-year-old robbery suspect has revealed that he usually had sex with his dogs for spiritual powers before going for any robbery operation in Lagos State, western Nigeria.
The suspect, Bala Yayah, said his success in most of his robbery operations was because he usually had sex with dogs.



The Beninoise who resides in Badagry area of Lagos State, said despite the fact that he has many…

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Why I Have Sex With Dogs —Suspect

Why I Have Sex With Dogs —Suspect

A 27-year-old robbery suspect has revealed that he usually had sex with his dogs for spiritual powers before going for any robbery operation in Lagos State, western Nigeria.

The suspect, Bala Yayah, said his success in most of his robbery operations was because he usually had sex with dogs.

The Beninoise who resides in Badagry area of Lagos State, said despite the fact that he has many…

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Why I have sex with dogs before going to rob — Bala Yayah, Armed robber

Why I have sex with dogs before going to rob — Bala Yayah, Armed robber

A 27-year-old armed robber, Bala Yayah, has revealed that he usually have sex with his dogs for spiritual powers before going for robbery operation in Lagos State.The Beninoise who resides in Badagry area of Lagos State, disclosed this after being paraded by men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, led by Abba Kyari. (more…)

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Pictured! Why I Usually Have S*x With Dogs- Robbery Suspect

Pictured! Why I Usually Have S*x With Dogs- Robbery Suspect

A 27-year-old robbery suspect has revealed that he usually had s*x with his dogs for spiritual powers before going for any robbery operation in Lagos State, western Nigeria. The suspect, Bala Yayah, said his success in most of his robbery operations was because he usually had sex with dogs. The Beninoise who resides in Badagry area of Lagos State, said despite the fact that he has many…

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Why I have Sex with Dogs - Robbery Suspect (PHOTOS)

Why I have Sex with Dogs – Robbery Suspect (PHOTOS)

A 27-year-old robbery suspect has revealed that he usually had sex with his dogs for spiritual powers before going for any robbery operation in Lagos StateThe suspect, Bala Yayah, said his success in most of his robbery operations was because he usually had sex with dogs.

Pmnews reports that ,the Beninoise who resides in Badagry area of Lagos State, said despite the fact that he has many…

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“I Have Sex With Dogs For Spiritual Powers”- Armed Robber From Benin Republic Confesses

“I Have Sex With Dogs For Spiritual Powers”- Armed Robber From Benin Republic Confesses

  A 27-year-old robbery suspect has revealed that he usually had sex with his dogs for spiritual powers before going for any robbery operation in Lagos State,

PM news reports.

The suspect, Bala Yayah, said his success in most of his robbery operations was because he usually had sex with dogs.

The Beninoise who resides in Badagry area of Lagos State, said despite the fact that he has many…

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Why I have Sex with Dogs - Robbery Suspect (PHOTOS)

Why I have Sex with Dogs – Robbery Suspect (PHOTOS)

A 27-year-old robbery suspect has revealed that he usually had sex with his dogs for spiritual powers before going for any robbery operation in Lagos StateThe suspect, Bala Yayah, said his success in most of his robbery operations was because he usually had sex with dogs.

Pmnews reports that ,the Beninoise who resides in Badagry area of Lagos State, said despite the fact that he has many…

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