Saturday 25 October 2015 at Nike Lake Resort, Enugu


Mainly driven by a passion for visual arts, Sir Robert Oji started to think about an Arts Festival in Enugu in 2006. The next year, the first Life in My City Art Festival (the LIMCAF) was born in the coal city. This year sees the 9th edition of what has become the most consistent and most expressive art festival in Nigeria. Its aim is to promote artistic creativity and professionalism among young and talented Nigerian artists coming from everywhere in Nigeria.

This constant high performance has been made possible because of people like Elder K.U. Kalu or Kevin Ojiofor who involved thousands of people in their dream and whose passion for visual arts has few bounds. And this passion has driven the whole board, the organising committee, the jury panel as well as all the people involved in this nationwide project. They also had the very strong support of the Alliance française in Enugu which has actively participated in the organisation of the Festival from the very first day.

The concept of LIMCAF is so simple and unifying that it has been extended all over the country via the support of the French cultural network formed by the Institut français du Nigeria in Abuja and the ten Alliances françaises spread around the country. And it wouldn’t have been the same without the support of many generous private sponsors as well as the Embassy of France in Nigeria.

LIMCAF has been growing every year. As a proof of the vitality of young Nigerian artists, there are more participants every year and the standard gets higher.