Vol. 6, Issue 1 (2019)
Multiplicity of visuality as an evolving culture in twenty-first century Nigeria
Author(s): Antonia Okogwu
Abstract: This study is a multi-disciplinary study that cuts across various endeavours of life but has underlying unifying factor which is visuality and that is a state of being visual or visible. Nigerian visual culture is very visible but not really documented and that is why this study attempts to add to the scarce body of knowledge. Nigeria has experienced increased visuality in terms of evolving culture in the various cities within it. It is not only the additional visual windows that are introduced within the past ten years but also, some of the existing windows have been enlarged and enhanced. It is this evolving visuality that this study sets out to investigate, utilizing basically qualitative mode in research design, employing analytical narrative approach. These various visual windows include city sculptures, architecture, civil engineering, fashion statements, digital graphics, television and media arts, computer/ cyber arts and the telephones. It is indeed an era of multiple seeing culture. A critical analysis of these visual windows, the sites in Nigeria and the impact on the Nigerian culture cumulates to add value to the limited body of knowledge in visual culture in Nigeria.