For its second edition, ‘Fuji: A Opera’ has hosted an exhibition of Fuji-themed digital artworks in partnership with Orijin. The four-day exhibition, titled ‘Original Fuji is Art’ comprised a gallery exhibition featuring digital artworks by 24-year-old Bidemi Tata and outdoor installations at three high traffic areas.
Speaking at a VIP preview of the exhibition, the Senior Brand Manager, Orijin Nigeria, Funmilola Adigolo, expressed happiness with its success and the first leg of Fuji vibrations dedicated to blending Fuji music with other genres and styles.
“At Orijin Nigeria, invention pumps through our veins and we hold imagination in our hands, hence, our never-ending support for the creative industry. We are all about propagating culture, especially, contemporary culture.
“This birthed our partnership with ‘Fuji: A Opera’ as the Fuji music genre is all about expressing one’s individuality and originality through creativity, and this is what we are passionate about. So, partnering ‘Fuji: A Opera’ to showcase African culture through fuji music to the world leveraging digital artworks, we are confidently affirming our stronghold in drawing new inspiration from the past and the present, while remaining authentically futuristic.”
Also speaking, the Project Manager, ‘Fuji: A Opera’, Nkechi Obidi noted that the #OrijinalFujiIsArt exhibition was born out of a passion to preserve the essence and authenticity of the fuji music genre through digital art.
“The selected works are realistic considerations drawn with an imaginative flair. They aim to portray a visual metaphor for a genre of music misunderstood. We are indeed excited to partner with Bidemi Tata and Orijin to bring our theme for this year to life which is: Recognizing the past and reimagining the future through fuji music.”
Fuji Vibrations, a platform dedicated to blending Fuji music with other genres and styles saw Fuji artists share the same stage on Friday, December 3rd at Ogba, Ikeja Lagos. Guests were offered delicious Orijinal cocktails while being pleasantly serenaded by wholesome music performances by some of the best fuji music powerhouses in Nigeria including Musibau Adisa Hemessy, Akeem Adisa Adesope, Alhaji Rasheed Ayinde Merenge, and Igwe Remi Aluko.
The fuji concerts continued on Friday, December 10 at Yaba with King Dr Saheed Osupa and Sulaimon Adio Atawewe. The grand finale will happen on Sunday, December 19 at Muri Okunola park with KS1, Malaika, Obesere and Pasuma Wonder.
‘Fuji: A Opera’ is organised by 3101 Media to deconstruct fuji music from its enigmatic past and reimagine it for a new generation of music fans and culture lovers. The first edition last year featured an exhibition, artists talk and a concert.