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CONGRATS To Prolific Performance Artist Jelili Atiku

One of Africa’s finest and prolific Performance Artist, Jelili Atiku, whose body of work has been described as “brave”, “provocative”, “prolific” “engaging” and “questioning” is set to receive the 2015 Prince Claus Award. Jelili is one of 10 people chosen for this honor. See the full list of all honorees below:

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2015 Prince Claus Laureate:

Jelili Atiku (Performance Artist, Nigeria)

Newsha Tavakolian (Photojournalist, Iran)

Latif Al-Ani (Photographer, Iraq)

Amakhosi (Theatre and Cultural Organisation, Zimbabwe)

Jean-Pierre Bekolo (Filmmaker, Cameroon)

Grupo Etcétera (Public-Art collective, Argentina/Chile)

Perhat Khaliq (Musician and Singer-Songwriter, China)

Fatos Lubonja (Writer, Editor & Public Intellectual, Albania)

Ossama Mohammed (Filmmaker, Syria)

Oksana Shatalova (Visual artist, Critic and Curator, Kazakhstan)

Y’en a Marre (Collective of Hip-Hop Musicians and Journalists, Senegal)


What are the Prince Claus Awards?
The Prince Claus Awards honour outstanding achievements in the field of culture and development. The Awards are presented annually to Individuals, Groups and Organizations whose cultural actions have a positive impact on the development of their societies. The Award ceremony will take place on 2 December 2015 where the honorees will be presented their awards by HRH Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands.

For more information about the Prince Claus Award, please visit their website:


With this great milestone achieved, we would like to congratulate JELILI ATIKU and know that you will always go further and explore harder this genre of Art that you have so mastered. Nigerian Celebrity Network is proud of ALL your accomplishments and know that this is just the beginning of many more Awards to come. KUDOS!

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