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Yunus Atanda Gbolahan Lawal

Yunus Atanda Gbolahan Lawal, Nigerian painter, educator. Member Society Nigerian Artists, Nigerian Society Education Through Art (secretary 1975-1978), Hardcore Society, Abeokuta, Association Nigeria. Muslim.; Club: Macmoris (patron).

Background

  • Lawal, Yunus Atanda Gbolahan was born on August 20, 1934 in Abeokuta, Nigeria. Son of Gbadamosi Abidemi Akanni and Wuleimot Ajike (Balogun).

  • Education

    • Educated Otta Ansar-Ud Deen College, 1955-1956, Nigerian College Art, Science and Technology, 1959-1962, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, 1963-1964.

    Career

    • Tax clerk, Otta, 1953. Headmaster primary school, Ogba Agege, 1956-1957. Teacher secondary modern school, Orile Agege, 1957-1958.

      Tutor, teacher training college, Ojokoro, Agege, 1959. Art master Ahmadiyya Girls High School, 1964-1965. Principal Edaiken Grammar School, Okhuahe, Benin City, 1966-1967, senior art master Jubril Martins Grammar School, 1967-1970.

      Senior lecturer Yaba College of Technology, 1970-1983. Founder Yagi/Nigeria Ltd., 1983, principal lecturer Yagil Nigeria Ltd., 1983-1984. exhibited in Nigerian Republic Anniversary Exhibition, 1965, Dakar Art Festival, 1966, Teachers Conference Exhibition, 1968. Public relations officer National Union Nigerian Students, 1963-1964.

      Grantee Nigerian Government, 1959-1964.

    Works

    • Author: Traditional Wall Decoration in Western Nigeria, 1962, Glimpses into the Art and Culture of Central Europe, 1964, Investment in Art Education in Nigeria, 1972. Editor Nigerian Society Education Through Art Journal, 1974-1978.

    Membership

    Member Society Nigerian Artists, Nigerian Society Education Through Art (secretary 1975-1978), Hardcore Society, Abeokuta, Association Nigeria. Muslim.; Club: Macmoris (patron).

    Connections

    • Married Risikat Gbonjubola Soetan, August 28, 1964. Children– Bolajoko, Bolaji, Bidemi, Bolanle, Ajibola, Ayoola, Owolabi.
    • father: Gbadamosi Abidemi Akanni .
    • mother: Wuleimot Ajike (Balogun).
    • spouse: Risikat Gbonjubola Soetan
    • children: Bolajoko Lawal
    • Bolaji Lawal
    • Bidemi Lawal
    • Bolanle Lawal
    • Ajibola Lawal
    • Ayoola Lawal
    • Owolabi Lawal
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    Born August 20, 1934
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