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Who We Are

Tender Arts Nigeria is a social enterprise and a non-profit making organization which positively impacts children and youth with focus on art therapy, art education, talent development, community development and civic engagement. We have impacted over 15000 beneficiaries through his art programs in 4 years in Nigeria, Ghana and South Africa. He has facilitated Therapeutic Art Projects for Children and Young Adults in Nigeria, West Africa and South Africa, among them include Children Living with Cancer Foundation Nigeria, Sickle Cell Foundation Nigeria, Down syndrome Foundation Nigeria, Westbury Youth Centre South Africa, Special Correctional Centre For Girls and young persons with Autism.

Tender Arts Nigeria collaborates with local and international organizations, NGO’s, Private and public educational institutions , healthcare centres, hospitals, faith-based and government agencies to facilitates her projects and community development initiatives.

Some of our community based projects has been supported by U S Department of State, U S Consulate Lagos, and endorsed by International Child Arts Foundation, Washington D.C, Society of Nigerian Artists, United Nations Information Center Lagos, Young African Leaders Initiative, Terra-kulture Art Gallery, Lagos Nigeria, Quintessence Art Gallery Lagos Nigeria, Lagos State Ministry of Sports Youth and Social Development, Association of Private Educators of Nigeria and Committee of Relevant Arts (CORA) Lagos Nigeria.

Meet Kunle Adewale

Founder, Tender Arts Nigeria

Artist, Art Educator & Advocate

Kunle Adewale is an artist by profession and a graduate of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife Nigeria with specialization in painting and art history. In 2015, Kunle studied Civic Leadership at Tulane University, New Orleans,United States of America. With over a decade experience as an artist and educationist, Kunle founded Tender Arts Nigeria in 2013, a non-profit making organization which positively impacts children and youth with focus on art therapy, art education, talent development, community development and civic engagement. He has impacted over 15000 beneficiaries through his art programs in 4 years in Nigeria, Ghana and South Africa. He has facilitated Therapeutic Art Projects for Children and Young Adults in Nigeria, West Africa and South Africa, among them include Children Living with Cancer Foundation Nigeria, Sickle Cell Foundation Nigeria, Down syndrome Foundation Nigeria, Westbury Youth Centre South Africa, Special Correctional Centre For Girls and young persons with Autism.
Tender Arts in Partnership with National Sickle Cell Centre pioneered Arts in Medicine programs in Nigeria.

In 2014, He was nominated for Global Teacher Prize organized by Varkeys Foundation in the United Kingdom .He was once the international program and art director of ICEHA’s Healing Through Art for survivors of Boko haram insurgency in North East Nigeria which has benefited over 10,000 survivors in the IDPS camp, children and women inclusive. Some of his community based projects has been supported by U S Department of State, U S Consulate Lagos, and endorsed by International Child Arts Foundation, Washington D.C, Society of Nigerian Artists, Mandela Washington Fellowship, Young African Leaders Initiative, Terra-kulture Art Gallery, Lagos Nigeria, Quintessence Art Gallery Lagos Nigeria, Lagos State Ministry of Sports Youth and Social Development, Association of Private Educators of Nigeria and Committee of Relevant Arts (CORA) Lagos Nigeria.

In August 2015, Kunle had the honour of meeting President Barack Obama through Mandela Washington Fellowship award for Young African leaders in Washington D.C.
He was also specially recognized by Smithsonian Institution Washington DC. In 2015 and he was named Young African ambassador for Art and Culture by The Arts Council of New Orleans, Louisiana USA. He has featured on international and local media platform like Voice of America Washington D.C. South Africa Broadcasting Corporation (SABC 3) EbonyLife TV, Voice of Nigeria, NTA, STV, TVC, Radio Nigeria 1 among many others to mention but a few. His social impacts has been published in print media and viewed on electronic media.
Kunle is an International Advocate For persons living Sickle Cell Anemia. He is a scholarship recipient of Arts in Medicine College of Arts, University of Florida.
He is a recipient of 2016 Commonwealth Youth Worker Award in United Kingdom.

Kunle is raising young advocates for Sustainable Development Goals in Nigeria through his art education/advocacy initiative “ARTS4SDGS” (Arts For Sustainable Development Goals) in partnership with United Nations Information Centre Lagos and He is a member of Art Therapy Without Borders Inc.

Kunle was recognized for his contribution to Personal Mastery Program by Neuro-Linguistic Program in Nigeria. He is a public speaker, career counselor and Life Coach. He is passionate about youth development in Africa.

Team

Susan Banjo

DIRECTOR, COSTUME AND PERFORMANCE

Banjo Temitope Susan is a young dynamic lady with various skills and experience. She had her first degree at Obafemi Awolowo University, where she studied Dramatic Arts. She later proceeded after service year to further her academic studies. She holds a Masters degree certificate in Theatre Arts from University of Lagos and currently runs a Post Graduate degree in Education.
Temitope is very enigmatic and eclectic as she has a bundle of golden talents in her hands. She is a total Thespian thus have creativity embedded in her. Susan Banjo is a prolific writer, costumier, makeup artist, recording Gospel artiste, sound track artiste, script writer, jingles producer, actress, TV presenter, director and a teacher.

Susan has many inspiring write ups and scripts to her credit. She creatively details societal ills and warns her audience through writing. She currently writes and produces a Gospel christian comedy TV series titled “Sister Tope” and has a page on Facebook that celebrates special children with progeria disease and Down Syndrome.

She has also directed a number of stage play including those written and directed by her. She has worked with great celebrities like lady Evang. Tope Alabi, Yemisi Ale Okanlawon, Helen Paul, Gbenga Muritala, RockyTee, Omolayo of project fame and several others.

Aderonke Sanya

DIRECTOR, STRATEGIC  COMMUNICATIONS

B.A English (Obafemi Awolowo University) M.A English (University Of Ibadan)
Ronke is a young, award winning journalist, a creative thinker, writer and story teller.

 

She is driven by a passion to give hope to the hopeless and voice to the voiceless. She is given to motivating young people to pursue their dreams against all odds.

 

She was a senior reporter at Nigerian Tribune newspapers and is the current holder of the Nigerian Media Merit Award (NMMA) as the most innovative reporter.