Bachama Wrestler

Adeola Balogun

The Centenary Project

The Centenary Project
Lagos, Nigeria

The Bachama wrestler is a traditional festival in Adamawa state, Nigeria. Men and Women compete at this competition to determine the strongest person in the village. The sculpture is life size and made in bronze.


  • Title: Bachama Wrestler
  • Creator: Adeola Balogun
  • Provenance: Yemisi Shyllon
  • Type: Sculpture
  • Medium: Bronze
  • Photographer: Ralph Eluehike
  • Collection: Yemisi Shyllon

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