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Art Exhibition, “Against All Odds”, Set to Hold in Lagos


In celebration of Adaora-Zinno Orara who is bravely battling cancer, BlackHouse Media and Mydrim gallery has announced a one-of-a-kind art exhibition titled ‘Against All Odds’.‎

The exhibition, according to the organisers, will showcase the works of one of Nigeria’s most celebrated painters, Zinno Orara, in dedication to his Wife, Adaora-Zinno Orara, who is battling breast cancer against all odds.

Billed to take place from Friday 5 – Friday 12 December 2014 at Mydrim Gallery, 74B Norman Williams St. South West Ikoyi Lagos, the art exhibition promises to be one of the classiest the country has ever seen.

Born in 1965 in Benin City, Zinno Orara attended Government College, Ughelli and the school of Arts and Design, Auchi. He graduated in 1988 with a Distinction in Painting and Illustration. He also holds a masters degree in Philosophy.

Speaking on the exhibition, CEO Blackhouse Media, Ayeni Adekunle Samuel, said: “Being a proud owner of some of Zinno Orara’s paintings, I can say that his works are truly one of a kind, with deep messages and detailed finishing. It is impossible for a shallow thinker to make deep impressions that are awe inspiring like these works.”

He added: ‘This exhibition is more than just an art showcase, it is in honour of Mrs. Adaora-Zinno Orara – the most beautiful woman in the world – and every other person out there who is fighting the up-hill battle against cancer, against all odds.”

Zinno Orara’s paintings are present in art galleries all over the world with over 12 solo exhibitions and 25 group exhibitions in Nigeria, South Africa, Sweden, Spain, United States and Canada.

The artist’s wife of 20 years was diagnosed with cancer in 2010.

Cancer is a deadly scourge that is gradually eating away the world’s population. It is the leading cause of death among women worldwide. According to statistics from, 508,000 women worldwide died of breast cancer in 2011 alone.


About the author: Michael Abimboye is a publicist and freelance entertainment journalist. He enjoys soccer and hanging out with friends. Follow him on Twitter @mmakesense.

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