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“Harbinger Of News”


Calling for attention with sound object. That was the traditional method of passing important information to the populace. Communicating messages from royal authority who were then the administrator. They own both political and tradional overseeing power over their subjects. It was the advent of colonialism that crippled them of political power.

The art object here is one hand holding a drum and the other holding a stick. Sometime, it can be a gong and a stick. Whenever there is impotant announcement, the drum or the gong will be beaten few times mostly where large people garthers like in a market place before and after the announcement. The object signify communication. Built right at the entrance to the drive way to Cross River State Broadcasting Corporation. Off IBB way, Calabar. CRS, Nigeria.