About our Founder, Ogunbekun Olaitan

Ogunbekun Olaitan, is the founder of CraftsVillage™ Limited, a leading brand that proffer solutions for the Nigerian Art & Crafts community by offering a multidisciplinary (hybrid) platform to BUY, SELL, FIND or PROMOTE all things Art & Crafts in Nigeria.  Founded in 2015, CraftsVillage™ started out with just an online art store to easily shop……

Easy Arts and Crafts Ideas for Kids to do at Home

As parents, we are always on the look out for fun and exciting things to do with our kids. Whether it’s during the weekends, summer holidays or just to alleviate boredom, art and crafts are a fun way to stay engaged or keep your kids engaged.  Arts and crafts rarely cost much and you’ll be……

6 Tips For Investing In Arts in Nigeria

Interested in the art & crafts market and want to learn more about your investing options? Wondering where and how the best place is for you to invest in art? The art market can be confusing for many, especially those who have no background in the industry. Art has evolved into a unique type of……

Launch of the CraftsVillage™ African Store

Crafts Village Limited launches it’s FLAGSHIP Art Shop… The CraftsVillage™ African Store! The CraftsVillage™ African Store is an initiative of the CraftsVillage™ Project to bring affordable Arts & Crafts closer to users and art enthusiasts! Launched on 20th March, 2021, at the Adeniran Ogunsanya Mall (Shoprite), Surulere Lagos, our African Store houses an array of African……

Getting Started with Easels

Getting Started with Easels? Here are some tips for you!  Easels are upright supports used for displaying and/or fixing something resting upon it, at an angle of about 20° to the vertical. Traditionally, easels are wooden structures used by art painters to support their painting while working on it by standing it firm. They are……

Getting Started with Palette Knives

Palette knives are blunt tool used for mixing or applying paint, with a flexible steel blade. It is primarily used for mixing paint colors, paste, etc., or for marbling, decorative endpapers, etc. This article will take us through the knowledge of these art Knives. Palette knives are excellent tools for creating a broad array of……

CraftsVillage Academy: Arts & Crafts Training in Lagos

At CraftsVillage™ MarketHUB, we introduce the CraftsVillage Academy where we offer Art, Crafts & other Handicrafts Training in Lagos as well as other art related events at our  Studio. Our handicrafts training initiative is focused on identifying & teaching arts & crafts as a sources of livelihood for the young & intermediary people interested in……

History of Nigerian Traditional Arts and Crafts

The history of Nigerian Traditional Arts And Crafts is an artistic tradition that dates back thousands of years, years before the Nigerian man conceptualized such creations as art. While much of the country’s early art had a religious or spiritual significance, many of the traditional arts and crafts evolved over time to include practical and……

Raffia Crafts in Nigeria

What is Raffia? Raffia are fibers obtained from the leaves of the raffia palm, used for tying plants and other objects and for making mats, baskets, hats, and the like. Raffia palm a palm tree, Raphia ruffia, native to Madagascar, that has large plumelike leaves, the stalks of which yield a useful fibre. the fibre obtained from this……