ODEKA, Innocent

Graphic Artist, Painter Address: Command Day Secondary School, Ikeja Military Cantonment, Lagos. Birth: June 5, 1956, in Warri, Delta State. Training: OND, 1982 and FIND, 1984, Auchi Polytechnic. Profile: Full name, Innocent 'Tsema Odeka; protocol assistant, Ministry of Social Development, Youth, Sports & Culture, Lagos, 1979-1980; creative and finish artist, C. S. S. Press, Lagos, 1982; head, fine arts, Command Day Secondary School, Lagos. Member: Society of Nigerian Artists. Solo Exhibitions 'This Time Tomorrow," Soviet Cultural Centre, Lagos, August 18-28, 1990. Group Exhibitions NYSCExhibition, National Museum, Lagos, June 25-July6, 1985. 'Towards a Greater Nation," Italian Cultural Institute, Lagos, December 5-19, 1987. "Bridge Africana," Centre for Cultural Studies, University of Lagos, Lagos, December 9-22, 1987. "Effective Art '88," Automated Business Centre, Lagos, 1988. "Voyage '89," National Museum, Lagos, 1989. 'The Way We Are: Legends, Communication," International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Ibadan, 1989. "Creative Dialogue: SNA at 25," National Theatre, Lagos, November 27-December 10, 1989. "Valley of Decision," National Museum, Lagos, December 2-14, 1989. "Images of the Nigerian Nation," National Theatre, Lagos, September29- October 13, 1990. Commissions Designs used for UNICEF cards, 1986. Bibliography Usen, Anietie. "Dynamic Flashes of Creativity," Newswatch (Lagos) August 26, 1985, page 36. illus. 'Mofe-Damijo, Richard. "A Triumph Debut," Metro Magazine (Lagos) September 1985. Lardner, Tunji, & Toyin Akinosho. "Expression and a New Beat," ThisWeek (Lagos) February 9, 1987, page 32. This Time Tomorrow: An Exhibition of Paintings and Water Colours by Odeka Innocent; [held at the Soviet Cultural Centre, Lagos, August 18-28, 1990]. Lagos: Soviet Cultural Centre, 1990. 12pp. illus., port. Reviewed:Sam Egburoau, "This Time Tomorrow," ThisWeek (Lagos) October 1, 1990,
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