Òlàjú is a non-profit organization conceived in Nigeria and established in Texas, USA. Our mission is to raise awareness of critical issues concerning the African continent through the use of contemporary art. By promoting the work of art professionals from Africa and its Diaspora, we engage international audiences with a signature program designed to educate, entertain, and enlighten.

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About Us

The term ÒLÀJÚ is derived from the West African, Yorùbá tribe and translates to “one who is enlightened”.

Literally, the verb “laju” means ‘to open the eyes’ (la=open and oju=eyes).

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