Collins Abinoro Akporode is fast becoming an artist of note. He graduated from the Auchi School of Art in 2012 and currently has his studio in the bustling city of Lagos, where he blazes trails with dramatic sculptures. Using stainless steel cutlery, fiberglass and bronze, Collins depicts birds in flight, as seen in one of his featured pieces, “Beauty and Influence.” His recent work, “Beard Gang,” enabled him to stand out from his contemporaries. It couples lines with a textured surface, depicting somber emotion and deep thought. It’s no wonder his works are treasured in collections around the world.