The Gele ati Asọ́-Oke exhibition is aiming to follow in the footsteps of the Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA) Lagos’s 2014 crowdfunded publication of a monograph on Nigerian Photographer J.D. ‘Okhai Ojeikere. J.D. ‘Okhai Ojeikere along with Benedy and Sons, Dr Okubanjo and others were the legendary photographers, affiliated with the Universality of Ibadan, who were documenting the city of Ibadan at its height as the seat of government for the then Western Region of Nigeria of the 1950s and 60s.
161 backers worldwide helped launch the publication of the J.D. ‘Okhai Ojeikere monograph, contributing an average of about £100 each to raise £15,500 exceeding the crowd funding campaign’s target of £13,500. The Gele ati Asọ́-Oke exhibition crowdfunding campaign is hoping to emulate this success.