Polly Alakija moved to Nigeria from the UK in 1989. Between 2005 and 2011 she was based in South Africa. Polly has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in the UK, France, Nigeria and South Africa, where her work can be found in numerous private and corporate collections.
Many of Polly’s community projects have a strong educational element. From working with schools and educators, youth empowerment programmes and university graduates, a commitment to reaching a broad audience and transferring skills is key to project based work.
Polly is currently Chairperson of the Lagos State Council of Arts and Culture.
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