In what seemed a great news to the Earth Festival Team, the notable Art giant and business man, Engineer Yemisi Shyllon lend his voice to the ‘Save-the-Earth’ campaign championed by Humanity Nigeria and led by the Festival Chief, Lillian Visinoni.
Prince Yemisi Adedoyin Shyllon hails from Abeokuta, in Ogun State of Nigeria, from the Sogbulu and Ogunfayo lineage of the Laarun royal ruling house of Ake in Egbaland. He is a graduate of Engineering (University of Ibadan), a Bachelor of Law from the Nigerian Law School (University of Lagos), and an MBA degree (Obafemi Awolowo University). He is a fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Stockbrokers and Fellow of several chartered professional bodies. He has an endowed Professional Chair in Visual Art at the University of Port Harcourt.
Prince Yemisi Shyllon commenced collecting artworks from his undergraduate days at the university and he later established his art foundation – Omooba Yemisi Adedoyin Shyllon Art Foundation (OYASAF), in 2007.
The OYASAF art collection is Nigeria’s largest private art collection. It holds over 7,000 artworks of all genres as well as over 55,000 photographic images of Nigeria’s fast disappearing cultural festivals.
OYASAF has donated life size sculptural monuments to the Freedom Park in Lagos, to the Universities of Lagos and Ibadan and to other public places and institutions in Nigeria.
Prince Shyllon granted 1,000 artworks to the Yemisi Shyllon Museum of Art at Pan Atlantic University where his works form the core of theYemisi Shyllon Museum of Art.
Orgsnisers of the Earth Festival are very confident that the partnership between Art and Earth, as championed by Yemisi Shyllon Museum of Art and Humanity Nigeria will be the biggest support to the global voice for a safe earth and a clean Environment for all.