(Above) A section of Prince Yemisi Shyllon's backyard in his private museum in Lagos and (below) Prince (Engr) Yemisi Adedoyin Shyllon
THE NATIONAL MUSEUMS OF KENYA IN COLLABORATION WITH HERMAN BIGHAM & ASSOCIATES INVITE YOU FOR A PRESENTATION BY
PRINCE (ENGR.) YEMISI ADEDOYIN SHYLLON D.Litt
Wednesday March 23rd 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM The Nairobi Gallery
Topic: “African Culture as the Basis of our future societal & economic progress”.
Prince Shyllon is one of Africa's leading art collectors. Has presented many lectures on various topics in museums & universities around the world.
Omooba Yemisi Adedoyin Shyllon is a Prince of Ake in Abeokuta (Nigeria) from the Sogbulu and Ogunfayo lineage of the Lararun ruling house of Ake in Egbaland who unsuccessfully contested for the throne of Alake of Egbaland in 2005.
Omooba Shyllon is a Legal practitioner, chartered engineer, marketer, stock broker/investment analyst with an MBA degree. He is widely acknowledged as the leading promoter of Nigerian art and culture and the largest private collector of visual art in Nigeria. He is reputed to own the most balanced art collection with well over 7,000 artworks of sculpture, painting and other media, as well as over 55,000 photographic shots of Nigeria’s fast disappearing cultural festivals. His collection ranges from traditional, modern and contemporary art.
He annually sponsors scholars, curators and art historians from outside Nigeria to visit and study his art collection, interact with other Nigerian art collectors scholars and artists to research into Nigerian art and culture and...Read more
Prince Shyllon will also give a presentation on Tuesday March 22nd AT KUONA TRUST ART CENTRE TIME: 2:00 PM TOPIC: “The Tension between the artist as creator & cultural preserver and the need for Commercial success."
Kuona Trust , Hurlingham, Likoni lane off Dennis Pritt road