Abuja-based creative artist, Timothy Undiandeye, has been announced winner of the 2021 edition of the Dangote Salt Art Challenge, a creative art competition targeted at artist across the country.
Timothy’s winning art, created using salt, “gender-based violence” targeted at women a phenomenon he said deeply rooted in gender inequality was the focus of his presentation.
He was announced the winner at the prize presentation event held Saturday morning at the Lily Gate Hotel, Lekki, Lagos.
He received a cash prize of N500, 000.
He beat over 600 artists in a rigorous selection process.
At the event; the first and second runner ups in the top three category also walked away with cash prizes.
In third place Mr. Taiwo Isimi, walked away with N200,000. First runner-up Mr. Ibrahim Jamiu, walked away with N300,000.
Executive Director, Commercial, NASCON Allied Industries Plc (A subsidiary of Dangote Industries Limited) Hajiya Fatima Aliko-Dangote in her welcome address commended the artist for their outstanding entries.
She also stated that Dangote Salt was proud to deliver an annual platform to recognize and reward the unlimited potential and creativity in Nigerian youths.