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UNIBEN Graduate, Isaac Aladeogo, Builds Africa’s Tallest Junk Sculpture With His Bare Hands

Nigeria-born artist and sculptor, Aladeogo Isaac, recently made history after he built an impressive 20-foot sculpture for his final year project out of discarded metal scraps – the tallest of its kind in Africa.

Alade Isaac is a graduate of the University of Benin (UNIBEN). The Ondo State indigene recently built a 20ft tall sculpture which has attracted huge attention nationwide. He’s graduate of Fine and Applied Art.

According to Isaac, the project – which he named Humanity – was built to inspire Africans; to remind us that we can still win, no matter what the world throws at us.


Humanity (Photo: Aladeogo Isaac)

While explaining his work in detail to Green News Nigeria, Isaac said:

“Africa is projected as a continent full of negativity. Apart from our rich cultural heritage, nothing else is seen as good.

So I came up with the idea of this sculpture as a way to inspire us. As Africans, our life is like a race, and in this race we have the wind of negativity blowing against us.

As we run against this wind, it tears us apart and we are diminishing with time but the good news is that if we don’t give up, we can still get to our destination and be fulfilled.”

Isaac, who just graduated with a degree in Fine and Applied Art, claims he is only just getting started – he already has plans to build a 60-foot sculpture in Abuja.

Check out the rest of Isaac’s pieces on his Facebook page.


Humanity (Photo: Aladeogo Isaac)


Humanity (Photo: Aladeogo Isaac)

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