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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.
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.
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).
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 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" was the first Solo Exhibition of Aderemi Adegbite. He was tagged an Angry Young Man by the director of Goethe-Institut Nigeria, Marc-André Schmachtel in his write-up on the exhibition, stated:
|“||Aderemi Adegbite is an "angry young man". You would not really tell when you first see him. But when you listen to his clear opinions and look at his work you will understand why. Working for many years as a photographer and video artist he has always kept the direct contact with his surrounding, with his environment, the context he is evolving in. Especially the people he is living with have been part of his artistic focus. It is therefore not very surprising to see the topic of his first solo exhibition being entitled "N65". The photographs displayed in the exhibition are a document of what happened to Nigeria early 2012. After a rather sudden removal of oil subsidies the petrol prizes literally over night doubled or tripled which caused some of the biggest mass protests the country had seen in a long time. Unions called on a general strike causing a nationwide standstill and many persons feared violent aggression to break out everywhere. Luckily this violence was minimized and in the end, petrol prices grew only by 50 percent. Daily life went back to normal, even though many people complained about the increase in living costs. But Lagos traffic remained as chaotic as always and buses and public transport continued to travel on their daily routes. Much ado about nothing?||”|
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 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:
|“||I woke up to the crude reality of my country on January 1st, 2012 – just like millions of other Nigerians. At a time people in other countries of the world were welcoming the New Year with fireworks and fanfares – painting the sky in magnificent colours, Nigerian citizens were busy recounting woes of government policy through manifested in the fuel subsidy removal, announced on the morning of New Years Day, 2012.||”|
A boy exercising his Civic Right during the protest in Nigeria
- It's My Believe.JPG
A protester on the street of Lagos
- Old Tears.JPG
The Old woman is the guardian of the young man that was killed on the first day of the protest in Ogba, Lagos on Monday 9, January 2012.
- Ojota Change Will Come.JPG
Protesters at Ojota by the Gani Fawehinmi Freedom Park
Within three hours after the pronouncement of the removal by the Government, a sachet of Pure Water 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, 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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