The Nigerian Copyright Commission has nominated Dr. Bruce Onobrakpeya as the recipient of the National Creativity Award 2010, as part of the commemoration of this year's National Day of Creativity, that was marked on Tuesday, 14th September 2010.
In recognition of the importance of creativity and contributions of authors to national development, the Federal government in 1995 declared Sept 14 as the National Creativity day. Subsequently, The National Creativity Day was instituted to honour outstanding personalities in the Creative industry.
According to Dr. Adebambo Adewopo, who is also the Director General of the Nigerian Copyright Commission. “The award was given to Dr. Bruce Onobrakpeya as a further recognition of his numerous achievements, as a multi media artist who has not only pioneered a uniquely Nigerian technique in deep-etching, but has also achieved a harmonious blend between traditional and contemporary expressions, without compromising the artistic integrity of the medium. As a pioneering graduate of the famous Zaria Art School (Ahmadu Bello University), he has through his wealth of knowledge brought honour to his profession and Nigeria, while his various training and mentoring programmes continue to discover and inspire young talents in the field of visual arts”
The last recipient was Chinua Achebe a distinguished literary author.
Bruce Onobrakpeya who is also the receipient of the Living Human Treasure Award (2006) by UNESCO, turned 78 in August 30th, this year.
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