famous landmarks in enugu

More than 10 artworks cn be found at tny one time on Enugu City Streets. They light up Enugu City junctions and streets. Many of them have become landmarks. A few, such as the Otigba at New Haven junction, have completely taken over the names of the locations where they are planted. Culture and travel online publishers have also tried to feature these pictures although some are quite dated today.

Wherever one goes to in Enugu City, one is likely to meet a great artworks done by great and budding artists. In 1981, a military governor visited the IMT Art Garden. He was pleasantly surprised by the famous artworks done by students of the Institute of Management and Technology (IMT) Enugu. The inspiration to move away these artworks belonged to him.

Here is a list of the most important works you are likely to meet as you traverse the Coal City.

Otigba junction sculpture
The original iconic image

The Otigba Junction artwork, easily one of the famou artworks adorning the Enugu landscape, was done by Christopher Afuba, a third year IMT art student. Unfortunately, the orginal image was burnt down by irate youths during the #EndSARS protests in Nigeria. But as Enugu Metro reported, Afuba was contracted to restore the image, which he did.

the story of old

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the story of coal minersis among the first 10 artworks on Enugu Streets

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Monkey Junction

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By Ogbuagu Anikwe

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