NYSC member wins $2,500 painting competition


A 26-year-old, 2017 Batch 'B' serving member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Julius Agbaje has reportedly won '2018 Afriture Painting Competition' in Lagos State on Wednesday.
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Agbaje, who is serving in 'Silverbird Arts Galleria', went home with a cheque of $2,500 (N900,000) the star price yesterday.

The painting competition which held at 'Omenka Arts Gallery, Ikoyi, had Oliver Enwonwu and Abiodun Olaku, among other panel of judges.

Agbaje, who was overwhelmed with joy, said he would hold series of solo art exhibitions, help his father to build his business and invest more in his career with the money.

Below is his words:
"I am overwhelmed with emotions right now. I have many aspirations in line with developing my career in arts and it is a dream come true.
"This is a push in the right direction for me. I have always wanted to impact lives through my work and this has given me the opportunity to achieve my dreams. 
"I was discouraged at some points but had to encourage myself again. I thank God today, my dream has come through," he stated.
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