Oyoyo

OYOYO marks his returned to these recurrent Christian themes - the moment of expulsion of the primordial couple from Eden and the beginning of the Christian redemption story - the more compelling works deal ostensibly with Igbo mythology and metaphysics, as well as with real and fictional Igbo socio political history!

Oyoyo (also called ogbanje in Igbo and abiku in Yoruba) refers to certain children who die prematurely only to return to the same mothers several times because their ties to the world of the unborn bonds normally served at birth remain willfully unbroken

  • Oyoyo
  • UCHE OKEKE
  • 1965
  • Oil on board
  • 74 x 48 in
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