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Aderemi Adegbite
File:Aderemi Adegbite in Dakar, Aderemi.jpg
Adegbite in Dakar, Senegal during the Dak'Art Biennale, 2012 by Prof. Awam Amkpa
Born Abdullah Aderemi Adegbite
28 February 1982 (1982-02-28) (age 37)
Ebute-Metta, Lagos State, Nigeria
Occupation Photographer, Poet , Multimedia Artist, Publisher
Nationality Nigerian
Period 2000–present
Notable work(s) Romance and Reasons
Notable award(s) 2012 Global Winner – World Youth Movement for Democracy Photo Contest

Abdullah Aderemi Adegbite also known as Aderemi Adegbite (born 28 February 1982 in Ebute Metta, Lagos, Nigeria) is a Nigerian photographer, poet, multimedia artist and publisher. He lives and works in a suburb of Lagos, Iwaya, a neighboring community to Makoko.

Early life

Aderemi Adegbite born in Ebute-Metta, Lagos State. His parents are from Inisa, Odo-Otin local government area in Osun State, southwestern part of Nigeria. He attened three primary schools between Lagos and Osun states to complete his primary education in the early 1990s due to the political situation in Nigeria at that time. He lived with his cousin who is a teacher at Ekosin Ahmadiyya primary in Odo otin local government area, Osun state.

Career

Culture Production career

Aderemi started his artistic career through his involvement in the theatre. He trained with the playwright Lekan Balogun as a "stage hand". With the playhouse - Legendaire Theatre, he gained experiences and established himself as a self-taught Culture Producer and Arts Manager.

As a Culture Producer/Arts Manager, he has created and curated several arts and literary projects: Poetry Potter, Lagos Poetry Festival, WordSlam, Fashion Revolution and Fashion Revolution Reloaded. He initiated P.A.G.E.S and curated it in collaboration with the Centre for Contemporary Art in Lagos (CCA,Lagos).

Literary career

Aderemi Adegbite started writing freely in his teen years and in 2005, he took poetry as his genre of interest. The defunct Daily Times newspaper[1] published some of his poems in its weekly poetry page. Some of his poems have appeared on online poetry platforms and in several anthologies.

Aderemi was invited by the Executive Council of the Association of Nigerian Authors, Lagos Chapter mid-2006 to become the Public Relations Officer under the chairmanship of Folu Agoi and served between 2006–2008.

Aderemi Adegbite became an author in 2017 with his first poetry collection titled: Romance and Reasons, published by ImageBooks.

N65

"N65"[2] was the first Solo Exhibition of Aderemi Adegbite. He was tagged an Angry Young Man by the director of Goethe-Institut Nigeria,[3] Marc-André Schmachtel in his write-up on the exhibition, stated:

Aderemi was involved in the fuel subsidy protest between 9 and 16 January 2012, when the Government declared a State of Emergency in all States that supported the protest. He was posting photos on Facebook and CNN-iReport[4] with articles daily during the protest which was tagged Occupy Nigeria. He was conscious of his involvement and role as a photographer in the protest and channel his creative resources towards documentation of what could be tagged: "Mini-Neo-Revolution" in the Nigerian politics, in recent years. In his remarks during the opening of "N65" he recounted:

Within three hours after the pronouncement of the removal by the Government, a sachet of Pure Water[5] which sold for N5 became N10, while the bag of 20 sachets rose from N70 to N150. As this is one of the commonly consumed products by the masses, one can only imagine what happened to other consumer products, and especially cost of public transportation!

Jahman Anikulapo,[6] pronounced Aderemi Adegbite an eclectic artiste – in that he is a young fellow whose irrepressible energies and resourcefulness never cease to amaze me; sometimes shocking me in fact. He is a poet, a culture activist/ programmist, a journalist, a civil right activist, filmmaker and lately photographer; and one who is capable of even greater creatively positive mischief(s) than his lean frame suggests.

"N65" opened on 16 June at the Goethe-Institut office in Lagos through 6 July 2012. The solo exhibition – N65 – reopened on 17 September 2012 at the Goethe Institut Dakar, Senegal and closed in December 2012.

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