Published on November 13th, 2010 | by Ruby Skye

Why Nigeria?

Many email scams claim to originate in Nigeria, but there are scams from every country in the world.

They aren’t always easy to recognize, so you have to be on the lookout for things that are too good to be true.

Nigeria may be famous for giving it’s name to an email scam, but there’s lot of good stuff going on in Nigeria too.

For example there are some great artists working there.

El Anatsui , one of Africa’s most influential artists was born in Ghana, but has done most of his work in Nigeria. His work hangs in many North American galleries. There’s an exhibition of his work right now at Toronto’s Royal Ontario Museum.

El Anatsui turns waste into art. He makes wonderful metal tapestries from discarded tops of liquor bottles.

Watch the video (above) that shows how El Anatsui works.

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