A student of the Federal Polytechnic, Auchi, Ibukun Emmanuel has become the latest talent Nigerians are celebrating with his sculpture of the Oba of Benin on a life tree.

Ibukun who hailed from Ondo State makes the bust of the Oba of Benin with his many beads and crown from a standing tree.

According to a Facebook user, Wap Junior who posted the picture and video of the sculptural work on the social media, the bust is the first of tree carving of the Oba of Benin.

In a video posted on Facebook by Junior, Emmanuel, who is a student of the School of Art and Design in the polytechnic said his tree carving of the Oba of Benin is the first of its kind in the whole of Nigeria.


He added that the tree on which the Oba’s head was carved is in the Polytechnic’s school of Art and Design campus one in Auchi.

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