PHOTO OF THE WEEK: 'Susanne Wenger's House'

Susanne Wenger's house in Oshogbo, where she resided until her death in 2009,  is currently under the care of her adopted children, Adedoyin Talabi Faniyi and  Sangodare Ajala and holds many artworks. Designed Brazilian style, the ornate banister at the front entrance and gate are  the first attractions  to tourists and is a UNESCO world heritage site. 

 Susanne Wenger, an artist from Austria arrived in Nigeria with her eventual ex husband Ulli Beier- writer, lecturer and linguist - in 1950. They moved from Ibadan to Ede village in Osun State. Embracing African art, Wenger also turned to Yoruba religion and culture, marrying a Yoruba drummer, Lasisi Ayansola Onilu. In 1961, she moved to Osogbo, where she renovated  the local shrines and restored  the half collapsing carvings. Named Adunni Olorisha, Wenger became the guardian of the sacred Osun Oshogbo groove located at the banks of the Osun River. 


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