More than 10 artworks can be found at any 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.

The original iconic image

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.

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

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

the famous IMT art garden

relatively new

Monkey Junction


  • Ogbuagu Bob Anikwe, a veteran journalist and message development specialist, is now a community journalism advocate and publisher of Enugu Metro. Contact him on any of the channels below.

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