Forbidden Fruit

Artists Biography's



Titus Agbara (Nigeria/England)

Titus Agbara was born in Lagos 1974. He attended the Federal Polytechnic, Auchi 1994 up until 1999 achieving his Higher National Diploma in Painting and General Art

After graduating, he served his native Nigeria in 2000/2001. Since then has been fulfilling his destiny as a full-time artist.He has to his credit many group shows, private commissions and solo exhibitions in Africa and abroad and has participated in art residency with Professor Ablade Glover and with Kofi Setordji under the sponsorship of Ford Foundation

He defines Art as man’s quest for the truth either consciously or unconsciously done. It is inexhaustible. The quest for the never ending truth is what he called individualistic tendency. With this, through the exploration of colours and texture, he hopes to convey a strong sense of emotion with the ever changing mood and voice of his inner mind which constantly surprises and inspires him. Titus has particular interest in painting landscapes and sceneries. His painting technique is elaborate and distinguishable. There is honesty and sincerity expressed in his pieces. He paints with a palette knife, mostly in oil but also water colour and pastel. Titus view life as one great adventure, travelling is his passion, and he loves to create works to share with the world which he believes in some way will impact society and inspire goodness in humanity. He is a member of the Society of Nigerian Artist, and Quatrain Group of Artist

For further information contact Titus Agbara by

E-mail: and visit his website on Tel: 07984732684

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Christopher Alenosi Ogbami (Nigeria)

OGBAMI ALENOSI CHRISTOPHER (born 1982).Attended the Delta state
university abraka Nigeria(2007) ,He
is the recipient of the Niger-Delta Art Peace-prize, from the Bruce Onobrakpeya foundation in collaboration with the United States embassy Lagos(Let there be
peace2008).Second prize winner 
 -Nigeria the beautiful (2009)by Alliance franchise and Rocana Nigeria limited (Life in my city).He is also winner of the painting category-Nigeria the future i see(2009) ,by African artists
foundation and Nigerian breweries plc. He has participated in several harmattan workshops in Nigeria and also several group exhibitions.

Artist statement- my art is me, my fears fantasies, hope and love.
  E-MAIL; Tel: +2347037953251




It has been an incredible journey in my life as an artist and I believe the real journey has just begun. I was born in Accra the capital town of Ghana in West Africa. As a little boy growing up, I found myself always drawing on the cover of my note books and on the walls both in school and at home. Throughout my secondary school days I always made sure I was always the best in my art class.  Since my teenage years my aim as an artist has always been to fill the canvas or paper with life and energy so as to put the viewer in a state of disbelieve and in a mental journey or a state of trance and not for the remuneration offered for it because a good painting is priceless. My Paintings defies easy categorization because I prefer to move freely from painting a very simple still life to a complicated abstract work depending on my inspiration at the time and where the muse kisses me. I see art (painting, music, poetry, sculpture etc.) as a means of self-expression, freedom, life and imagination. My current paintings all contain what I call “imagery of a more adult palette” and navigate my own personal journey as an artist. When I start my painting I’m full of enthusiasm, but after a few days it becomes an internal struggle to complete it to my satisfaction. Thus starts the turmoil and the real painting begins to emerge.





Paul Burke (England)

Paul Burke a self-taught artist  started painting in 1990 during a brief stay in prison providing various artworks for the prisoners and education teachers .it was here he was introduced to the burn bake trust an organisation for the exhibition of prison art the organisation exhibited works of art around the country and he sold most of what he entered. After he left prison he carried on with his art up until the present day and hopes to continue his journey into the mind of human nature. His work is inspired by his love of psychology and the human mind but also through his experiences with alcohol and drugs in the 90s and 00s and makes no apologies if sometimes his work shocks or offends.

E-mail: email Tel: 01212461654 


 Burns Iffiom (Nigeria)




OLUWANBE Amodu (Nigeria) 

Oluwanbe Amodu was born on March 19th, 1983 in Lagos State, but hails from Ikare Akoko in Ondo State; He attended the famous Yabe college of Technology where he studied General Art on a Par time basis, He later joined the Ara Studio in 2006 where he was baptized in the stream of Araism technique directly by the Master proponent, Mufu Onifade. He also joined the Araism movement in the same year, and debuted in Araism Movement 2. He as been constant in the paying homage to the annual feast of the Araism Movement His Exhibition experience includes:
Araism Movement 2 2007,
Araism Movement 3 2008,
Araism Movement 4 2008,
Beyond Imagination, 2nd Annual Art Exhibition/Drawing Competition organized by the
Multimedia Foundation of Artists 2008,
Araism Movement 5 2009,
Araism Movement 6 2009,
Black Heritage Festival 2010,
Araism Movement 7 2010.

E-mail: Oluwanbe1@yahoo.Com Tel:  08029323640

Ahinee Mensah (BA Hon) (Fine Art) (Ghana)

Ahinee Mensah is a visual artist and philanthropist originally from Ghana. In 2006 she helped set up The Tse Ataa Mensah Foundation which currently supports children’s’ educational welfare in Ghana.;
She dedicated three large paintings and a poem in memory of Stephen Lawrence who was racially murder on 22/4/1993. Two of these paintings were donated to the local schools they both attended.

Naa Ahinee studied art at the Prestigious Central St. Martins College of Art and Design in London. She thought herself art by digging clay, drawing with charcoals on pavements, using her fingers & sticks in the sand. She works in a variety of mixed media but mostly loves painting and sculptures.
Her unique work was spotted by the Leicester city gallery consequently there were exhibited there; it then followed on to the Rugby Museum and The New art exchange Nottingham. Amongst her many admirers is the art British critique Brian Sewell whom she met upon her work being accepted for the Channel Four big Art challenge in 2004. Another well know admire of her work is Chris Ofili whom she met during an arts council sponsorship trip to Decibel in London.
To find out more about Naa Ahinee Mensah please visit the links below.;;;



 Chuukkz Okonkwo (Nigeria)

Chuukkz Okonkwo trained as a painter, at the renowned Fine Art Department of the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu, where he emerged as the best graduating student in 2001. He has participated in over 40 group and 4 solo exhibitions at home and abroad. Chukz draws inspiration from nature, events, his desires, aspirations, emotions, memories, passion and experiences. Recently, he is experimenting on the possibilities of achieving textural behaviour of colour and light against shade in search of form and content.


Contact E-mail:

Tel: 08033343073

Peter Akinwumi (Nigeria)  

Akinwumi Peter got his basic training from his Mother, who was trained by her elder brother, one of Ghana's early Art Teachers, in the person
of late Professor Emmanuel Azi Akator. He worked with several Artists & galleries, from 1982 till 1990, when
he gained admission to the
University of Benin, for a degree programme. Peter was commissioned by his Royal Highness, Oba Sikiru Adetona, the
Awujale of Ijebu-land, to execute sculpture murals, portraying "the image
of the Ijebu Culture" and the Yoruba race in general. This project,
which lasted two years, is perhaps the largest collection of concrete sculpture relief’s, single-handedly executed by a contemporary Nigerian
Artist, in any Royal palace. On graduating from the University, he took up the challenge, to revive Repose Art which was already going into extinction and wasn’t fully included in the Art curriculum of High Institutions of learning in Nigeria
. He developed his own technique which he calls the
"Dot-Beaten” process. This eventually gave birth to "Dot-Beaten Metal” asa name for his medium.


Damilare Mathew-Akinsiku (Nigeria)

Damilare Matthew-Akinsik, born 4th of December 1980 in Lagos, Nigeria. Started his tertiary institution from The Polytechnic, Ede in Osun State where he studied Architecture, he continued with Geology at the Olabisi Onabanjo University (formerly Ogun State University), but his flare for arts, illustrations and graphics led him back to Yaba College of Technology, for his Higher National Diploma in Architecture. He continued his academic career and graphic and web design experience at New Horizon Institute, Manchester where he studied Website and Graphic Design. Currently, CEO of REALDREAMS Media Ltd, Omole Lagos, Executive Director – Media, The Pearls Foundation and the Graphics and Media editor of Uzuri Magazines, Damilare is into Illustrations, Web and graphic design, Magazine design and digital prints.




Lyean Inocencio (Philippines)

Leandro inocencio is a self-taught balanced rock sculpture artist from Rizal, Philippines. An ordinary guy with an ordinary life...
Rock balancing is just a hobby for him and turned it into a performing art when lots of people appreciate his artworks.
He has no formal art training of any kind. But his artworks can speak for themselves, they can defy gravity and the formation is unbelievable...
Zudama Stone installation is a tradition in Benguet, Philippines and he changed the culture into a more complex sculptures..
Leandro only show his talent in his neighbourhood not knowing that it could be his way to become an artist.
Since then...He began doing non-profit art exhibition in medical mission (Rosa Mystical Health Mission 2010)..
He entertained the sick people waiting for their turn for medical attention...
Just looking to his sculptures, it gives them positive energy and hope... that's why he called it "therapeutic Art"...




Niyi Sadare Ayoola (Nigeria/ England)

AYOOLA SADARE was born in Lagos, Nigeria 1965 He was trained at Yaba College of Technology, Lagos State where he obtained HND under Mr Mike and Mr Oshinowo.He took part in various group and solo exhibition in Nigeria and abroad.


Frank Ugiomoh (Nigeria)

Frank Ugiomoh (1954) sculptor, printmaker and art historian is a Senior Lecturer and lectures and practices in Nigeria. He holds a BA in sculpture, MA in African Visual Arts, MA and PhD in philosophy of history and aesthetics. Recently he served two year tenure as an acting chair (2005-2007), of the Department of Fine Art and Design, University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt, Nigeria. He publications focus on the subject of historiography of African art his­tory as well as criticism of modern Nigerian art and of recent has engaged contemporary photography discourse in Nigeria. He is also a regular participant in international conferences.

He has executed some sculpture commissions in public spaces in Nigeria and has participated in group exhibitions there. He has a solo exhibition: “Vision and Visuals” (1988) to his credit. Ugiomoh, in October and November 2009, participated and presented papers in the conferences;




Aized Erebor (Nigeria)

My name is Aized Erebor. I was born on the 27th of June 1981.  I am the only child of my parents. I was raised and schooled in Benin City, Edo State (then Bendel State), Nigeria.  I have been drawing from early childhood. I think I began drawing before I learnt how to write because unlike writing, drawing is not restricted to letters, words or languages. Anybody anywhere can appreciate a good drawing, but you have to have some form of education to be able to appreciate a good write up. I love images a lot and I love to freely express myself through them. I have worked in pencils (graphite), pen and ink, watercolour and pastels. I write too, I love writing a lot, I prefer writing to talking. I had no formal training in Art. I’m what people call a self-taught or a self-trained artist. I bought a lot of Art books and magazines over the years to enhance my Art knowledge. I never went to Art school, thanks to my parents who never encouraged my Art dreams or any of my dreams at all. They had their own dreams for me.

TEL:07032980807 E-mail:


  Damola Awotunbo (Nigeria)

Damola Awotunbo, a graduate of university of ado-ekiti with second class upper division from the department of guidance and counselling, Damola specialize in the following: creative art, printing, packaging, customizing, card making, consultancy services, and electronic/non electronic bill board, Damola is also a student member of  chartered institute of personnel management of Nigeria.



  Muri Adejimi (Ghana)

Muri ADEJIMI Born in Winneba, Ghana, Muri ADEJIMI (50) began his artistic odyssey in 1973 as an apprentice to the legendary sculptor and painter, Abayomi Barber at the Unilag-University of Lagos, Centre for Cultural Studies. He became a staff trainee of the Centre, two years later, in 1975. 
His apprenticeship, perhaps correctly, makes him the pioneer pupil of what is today known in the Nigerian Art parlance as the Abayomi Barber School.
Muri’s first “major work”, “SACRIFICE FOR PEACE” 1979, was warmly received by an enthusiastic academic community at the convocation exhibition held at main auditorium of Unilag. 



 Ibe Ananaba (Nigeria)

Born in 1976, Ananaba Ibeabuchi grew up in the Aba, Abia State, Nigeria with strong ambition to cause a paradigm shift and touch lives positively with his arts. He attended Aba Owerri Road Primary School, Abia State from 1982-1988 and had his secondary education at Ascension Junior Seminary,
Asa, Abia State and National high School, Aba, Abia State from 1989-1994. He is a 1999 Fine and Applied Arts (Painting major) graduate of the famous Institute of Management and Technology, Enugu, Nigeria with a distinction.Ibe is a professional fashion/storyboard illustrator, designer, cartoonist,
Painter and experimentalist.
He currently works as a Senior Art Director at
Insight Communications Limited, Lagos alongside his studio practice. Ibe currently explores the human figure in style to pass across his message
with the use of ballpoint pen, watercolour, oils and acrylics among many other mediums.



Olabode Olaoluwa Samuel (Nigeria)

Olabode Olaoluwa Samuel was born in Ogun State 16th June 1978 in Lagos State Nigeria, educational background Auchi Federal Polytechnic- Edo State- HND (Higher National Diploma) painting - upper credit, Auchi Federal Polytechnic, Auchi – Edo State OND (National Diploma) General Art, upper credit, Our Lady of Fatima, Auchi – Edo State Senior Secondary School (WAEC), Okota High School, Okota Lagos State Senior Secondary School (WAEC), Onipede Primary School, Eleja, Lagos First Leaving School Certificate. Olabode Olaoluwa is self-motivated, willing to learn and likes taking on challenges where is art is concerned. In 2003 he had his final year exhibition at Auchi Poly, Auchi Edo State,. 2004 he did a painting exhibition as co-ordinator for the theme titled Auchi storms Abuja at the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) 2006 Olabode Olaoluwa Samuel was the founder/co-ordinator of Auchi Heritage, that consist of paintings and drawings, this took place at the National Art Gallery  Onikan Lagos

E-mail: Tel: 08074084828


  Adekusibe Odunfa (Nigeria)

Adekusibe Omotomilola Odunfa was born on May 19, 1973 in Lagos,Nigeria. He graduated from ABU, Zaria, in 1998 with a degree in fine
art and has since been involved in advertising, illustrating,visualizing and graphic designing. The curator at Tents Gallery also
does interactive graphics. 2010: Lagos Carnival Floats designed Produces and Exhibition. Lagos.2009: Faces and Phases, First solo Exhibition, Terra Kulture, Lagos.


 Jefferson Jonathon (Nigeria)

JONAHAN ENOYORE JEFFERSON was born in Lagos Nigeria, thirty nine years ago. He had his primary and secondary education in Lagos. He studied arts in the prestigious school of arts and design in the federal polytechnic Auchi, Edo State Nigeria, where he obtained a National Diploma in arts and design in 1993. He has been a full time studio artist for sixteen years with over fifteen group shows and a solo exhibition in 2002 to his credit. He currently runs a private studio in Lagos Nigeria where he presently resides. He is a skilful and experienced painter with a flare and a passion for pastel as a first choice medium. His paintings are widely appreciated and collected in his home country and overseas. `D`JEFF`, as he is fondly called by friends and colleagues is single. He is a member of the Society of Nigerian Artists and The Art Zero Group of Artists.
We must understand the true nature of what we paint. It is the thorough understanding of this that, transforms the character and colour into an appealing work of art.

   Animu Oboirien (Nigeria)

Oboirien Animu was born in May 23 1976. He holds an upper credit in sculpture, graduating from Auchi School of art in 2002. Animu won the NYSC Merit award in 2004. He is a member, society of Nigerian artist. He is currently the visual art officer, National Gallery of art Lagos. The National Gallery has exposed Animu to the national & international world. He co-curates with d team of curators at the very best of Nigerian art, NAIJA an exhibition of contemporary Nigerian art.


GEORGE Egunjobi (Nigeria)

GEORGE Egunjobi was born in Lagos in 30th July, 1984,but hails from Oyo state. He finished from African church pry. School, Ifako-Agege, Lagos in 1994.He also attended Lagos African church grammar school ,Ifako-Agege, Lagos in 2000.A computer literate, he obtained B.A. Fine Arts from Obafemi Awolowo University ,ile-lfe ,Osun state and has participated in several exhibitions since 2006.These include the Lagos Black Heritage Festival, Badagry and Araism Movement exhibitions. He has also attended workshops and symposia. His commissioned works include a life portrait (in Araism) of the Governor of the Governor of Osun State, prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola and other prominent politicians in the National Assembly.


 Ruth Bircham (UK)

Ruth studied an Access to Art and Design at Croydon College in 2000. It was on this course, that Ruth began her experimentation of bringing the outside environment into her art work.  She became influenced by the Renaissance, Impressionist, Abstract Realism and Corporeality. In 2001 Ruth studied a BA (Hon) In Fine Art Combined Media, This course allowed her to develop her idea’s further. She also gained knowledge in printing, film editing, using various computer software’s and business studies. During this course Ruth’s work was exhibited at the Parfait Gallery at Croydon College in 2001 and in 2002, and also at a group exhibition in 2005. After completing her BA (Hon) in 2005, Ruth has been commissioned by a business organization to paint a mural and has had several customized requests from the general public. Ruth uses her art to express her thoughts and feelings and many of her works display her life experiences. Other pieces are also based on her interpretations of certain parts of the body and how they are viewed, and her most recent exhibition took place at Fairfield Halls in 2008 where she chose the theme Exploitation. Ruth also collaborated with two other artists from Nigeria Adetayo Shoyemi and Ayoola Odupitan in February 2009 in a group called the ‘kreative minds’ the exhibition theme was titled ‘Exploitation of the internal mind’ they exhibited in Terrakulture, Victoria Island in Nigeria, Now the artists Ruth Shoyemi/Bircham and her husband Adetayo Shoyemi will be collaborating with more artists internationally to do an International art exhibition in 2011 on a theme based project called Forbidden Fruit, the context is about African sexual Aesthetics.





Joe Nsek

 Joe Nsek was born in Lagos, Nigeria in 1975. He schooled in Lagos and Cross River state before moving over to the Federal Polytechnic Auchi, Edo state, Nigeria, in 1995 and graduated in 1999 specializing in painting and general art. In addition to being a practicing artist, Joe also makes wrought iron designs and construction and graphic designs. He is an experimental artist working with different media and experimenting with various approaches to the art. He lives and works in Lagos, Nigeria.

He has participated in several group exhibitions some of which include                              E-mail:

 Muraina Oyelami

Chief Muraina Oyelami began his career in arts in 1964 as one of the original members and the first generation of the famous Osogbo Art School initiated by Professor Ulli Beier and his wife Mrs Georgina Beier. He was also a founding member of the late Duro Ladipo Theatre Company as an actor and musician. He toured with the group to Berlin Festival of Art (Berliner Festwochen) in 1964 and the first Commonwealth Arts Festival in Britain in 1965. Artist in Residence and Fellow of The National Black Theatre in Harlem, New York in 1973, Chief Oyelami did Technical Theatre course at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (then University of Ife) with specialization in Theatre-Design where he also taught traditional music between 1975 and 1987. While on a study leave from Ife, Chief Muraina Oyelami was a guest Professor in African Studies at the University of Bayreuth's IWALEWA-HAUS, Germany during the winter semester of 1981/82. A man of two worlds, he is known by many as a master visual artist while others know him as a great performing artist. Described as a poetic painter with romantic approach, his works grow out of specific experiences (portraits, stories, folktales, landscapes and recent happenings).


 Edward Ofosu (Ghana)

Edward Ofosu Born in Ghana
I am a self-taught artist. From the age of eight I knew I would be an artist. I wanted to paint as a career but was encouraged by my family to study science. By 1997 I could no longer ignore my creative passion so I started doing it on my own, learning from magazines and other painters' work. I feel it has been a great gift to love and be able to paint and all I can do is to commit to it

Throughout the years I have improved and acquired a state of inner peace and a desire to share my inner beauty with the world and convey the importance of communing with our soul through my work. My works are versatile, I like experimenting with various mediums and forms of artwork.  Most of my earlier works were portraits , but at the moment am expressing in my work a more abstract dimension with figuratives. I moved to London six years ago and I have been part in few exhibitions listed below.

E-mail: Tel: 07984069491 


 Fabiana Bruna (Brazil)

Fabiana Bruna was born in Belo Horizonte, December 18, 1980, in Brazil. Studied visual art in college
Minas Gerais, Fabiana has a degree in fine arts in University of Minas Gerais, School Gruinard.
Fabiana works with the performance, photography, video and painting, raise questions about identity,
race and memory are often key elements of your creative process.
 In her work she use the expression of the body of the black woman as the main support to discuss issues suchas rhythm, isolation, deformation and ancestrally, investigating the role of race in society and how we negotiate between skin colour and identity. Often with a political perspective and critical look denounce the racism hidden, embedded in our daily life and trivialized, she show the
problems concerning the word "race" in Brazil, denouncing prejudices rooted in our society. With questions important and contemporary she contributes to the creation of a new consciousness and a new political and social position, such as strengthening the break with the pre-established concepts
and the dominant modes of exclusion.


I am AWOJOBI AMBALI ABOLORE, a creative director 28-28 creations, lagos-nigeria. Abolore was born in Mushin, Lagos state on June 20, 1980 but hails from igbehin, Abeokuta, Ogun state. He obtained NCE (Nigeria certificate in education) fine & applied art (double major) from the federal college of education, osiele- Abeokuta, Ogun state in 2001. He is at present an undergraduate at university of Nigeria, nsukka. He had participated in art seminar & art workshop with certificate. his exhibition experiences include Araism Movement 2 (2007), Beautiful Nigeria (2007), National Creativity Day Arts Exhibition by Lagos State Government (2007), Aesthetic Bond 3 (2008), Araism Movement 5 (2009), Black Heritage Exhibition (2010), Araism Movement 6 (2010) and Araism Movement 7 (2010).


 Chinedu Uzoma (Nigeria)

Uzoma Chinedu Stephen.  Was born in 1st of May 1986, and hailed from Imo state. He was once a trainee in the Universal studio of Art, national theatre Iganmu Lagos. He is presently, a student of Lagos State polytechnic, studying arts and Industrial design.


Patrick Ugwueze (Nigeria)

Artist: Patrick Ugwueze, Male, Christain.Coutry: Nigeria, State: Lagos.As a young man full of creative dynamism he had to proceed to higher Institution of learning to learn the basic fundamentals in Art and as well the verse areas of Fine Art and Applied Art. To achieve this he enrolled at the Institute of Management and Technology, Enugu where he had his Ordinary National Diploma (OND) and Higher National Diploma (HND) from the Department of Fine Art and Applied Art. Majoring in Graphics Design, He graduated since 1991. And has been practicing as a painter and graphic designer.EXHIBITIONS1990: Rural Transformation, Academy Press Award.1991: The Way We Are, Academy Press Award.2002: The Green Again: Castle Dawn Art Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos.2008: Art on The Mainland, Art-zero Group of Artist Lagos. Annual Art Exhibitions, National Council for Arts and Culture, National Theatre, Iganmu, Lagos.2008: October Rain, Society of Nigerian Artist (SNA), National Museum Onikan, Lagos.2009: Art on The Mainland, Art zero Group Lagos, Annual Art Exhibitions, National Council for Art and Culture, National Theatre, Iganmu ,Lagos.2009: October Rain, Society of Nigerian Artist (SNA), National Museum Onikan, Lagos .MEMBER: Portrait Society of America Art zero Group Society of Nigerian Artist CONTAC:

E Mail:  Phone: 2348033013130



Darlington Agbude (England)

I am multi-talented artist who depends solely on creative imaginative concepts to actualise and create great and astonishing art forms and expressions. Born in Nigeria, West Africa and studied PAINTING AND GENERAL ART/GRAPHIC ART at one of Nigeria’s leading school of ART AND DESIGN, AUCHI POLYTECHNIC, Auchi in Edo State, Nigeria.I Hailed from DELTA STATE in southern Nigeria from a Christian family and got most of my inspiration from nature, spirituality and the rich cultural heritage of my mother land AFRICA. I have also participated in several Art workshops and exhibitions across Nigeria as well as initiation of some neo Art movements, for example ASTRAL-IMPRESSIONALISM, SUBLIMED AFRO-ART and DREAMZ.

I am very open minded and I am always thrilled and tantalised by the mysteries and marvels of the natural world as well as its spiritual realities, and I love incorporating my works with mind blowing images both precise and poetic/abstract. In all, I am a deep impressionist who loves to explore new things and be free with my art.


Julie Brayton (USA)

For more than 20 years Julie Brayton has been creating, oil painting of the landscapes, people and the animals of the Northeastern of the United States. Her art work now adorns many walls through out New England as well as the rest of the country. Julie studied for many years with the renowned artist Ernest Principato. She then went on to continue her studies at Cape Cod School of art, where she honoured her skills at capturing the colour of light.

Brayton Designes 



 Adebesin Adedamola Adeyemi (Nigeria)

Adebesin Adedamola was born on September 2, 1976 in surulere local Government Lagos. Nigeria .He trained  at Auchi Polytechnic Auchi, Edo State, Obtaining an OND in 2000,and HND in 2003  in Fine art with a major in painting ,His professional experience ,which began in 2000.He had a residency programme  which began 2005 – 2009 at Aina Onabalu Complex, National Gallery Of Art, Lagos ,Nigeria. He has been an experimentalist and held several group shows. Painting (Oil on canvas, Acrylic, pastel, pencil, water colour)


 Tayo Jackson (England)

Tayo Jackson-Ajimuda was born in 1977 to a family of teachers. His father and mother were both Principal and   head teacher respectively and he had one of the best upbringing in terms of education as they greatly influenced his studies.. It was noted that the family had an inclination for creativity but only Tayo took his creativity far enough to earn a Degree in it. A Graduate with an OND in General Art and HND in Textile Design from the Federal Polytechnic, Auchi in Edo State, Nigeria, a school noted for extreme use of colour and sound Art. Tayo is the last born of a family of seven boys and he derives his inspiration from God. Aside being an Artist he is also a song writer, worship leader and plays the drums and percussion very well in his local church.


Stephen Adéyemí Folárànmí

Stephen Adéyemí Folárànmí was born on the 26th of August 1969. His major interest in art started at the Olivet Baptist High school Òyó, before he proceeded to the Polytechnic, Ìbàdàn for his National Diploma (1989) and Obáfémi Awólówò University, Ilé-Ifè for his Bachelors (1995) and Graduate degrees (2000). He joined the services of the same institution in 2002 where he has since taught drawing, painting and mural decoration in the Department of Fine and Applied Arts. Stephen has attended several conferences on art related issues both within and outside Nigeria. He is a member of ACASA, African Literature Association, USA, the Editorial Board of the Great Ifè News and Great Ifè Alumni Magazine, Secretary, LEGACY, Ilé-Ifè Branch and has served as the PRO SNA, Òsun state (2004-2006). In September 2008 Stephen won the Fellowship award for the first Höffmann-Dozentur für Interkulturelle Kompetenz with a focus on Africa at University of Vechta, Germany for the 2008/2009 session. Stephen has participated in 1 Solo, 4 joint and about 19 group exhibitions within and outside Nigeria. He is currently participating in an exhibition titled Africa Happening! Bits and Piece in New York, in commemoration of the 50 years of independence in Africa. Stephen uses his paintings in different media (oil, water colour, acrylic, mixed media and soil to discuss current and important issues within his community and globally.www.stephen-folaranmi. Tel:+234 803 405 3669  +1347 394 9946  E-mail:

 Fanta Celah

Fanta Celah’s remarkable journey as a painter began at an early age. Owing to her deep affinity for the Arts, Fanta studied her craft with avid dedication, and sold her first commissioned work by age 15. Shortly thereafter, Fanta became the youngest Chicago-based artist on the scene. She is featured in Chicago’s Who’s Who 2009 Edition. She has also garnered a multitude of private commissions and gained a respectable following of art lovers worldwide. Her paintings appeal to the intellectual art lover seeking deeper meaning, as well as those who are interested in collecting impressionistic work.

Fanta’s compositions range from abstract to portraiture. She especially enjoys painting landscapes and seascapes. Her bold expressive style is reminiscent of Gustav Klimt, and her work has been compared to Monet. Some of her close contemporaries are some of the most acclaimed African artists in the US today, Tafa & Dayo Laoye.
Fanta’s brilliant use of color induces the higher senses. Through her naturalistic work, you can smell the salt water and enjoy the sunrise from the comforts of your living room. Additionally, she has an extraordinary understanding of how to use texture. Her experimentation with materials such as copper achieves a unique, three dimensional affect on canvas.

Although Fanta constantly aspires to be aesthetically on point, her ultimate goal is to touch people inwardly, to inspire them, to heal. “In my work, I strive to document and crystallize positive feelings and healing energy” she explains. 
Fanta also has a strong interest in preserving the earth. A self-described “green artist,” Fanta works with oil and acrylic, but prefers to utilize recyclable materials such as mangos and dehydrated citrus peels whenever possible. Fanta’s art is interwoven with her personal mission to maintain respect for the earth and its natural resources.
Fanta’s extensive artistic capabilities have opened up further windows of opportunities. In between showings, Fanta travels across the country showcasing her amazing singing talent and dynamic jewelry designs. A wonder to behold, Fanta’s large body of work features an identifiable, brilliant energy and light.

To date, Fanta Celah’s work has appeared in South Side Art Center 2001,  The Museum of Science & Industry 2003, South Shore Cultural Center; Chicago, US 2001, 2005, African Festival of the Arts; Chicago, US 2002-2006
National Black Art Show; SOHO, NY 2008, Gallery Giuchard; Chicago, US 2008
Hard Rock Hotel; Chicago, US 2009
Dorsey's Art Gallery; Brooklyn, NY 2010
AIH Gallery; Chicago, IL 2010

Fanta Celah

Curator, Fine Artist, Jewelry Designer, Jazz Vocalist, Reiki Healer



The young Chinonso studied primary education at School Road Model Primary School, Aba –South L.G.A, and came out with credit honours while in primary School; he was the banner bearer of the School. He helped the School in winning many trophies in Quiz & educational competitions. In primary School, he was the School’s champion in arts and drawing, he was the head of the group that won arts exhibition at state levels in Abia State of Nigeria for primary Schools. Chinonso is really a very smart & brilliant Artist and this made him to be a lover of metal work subject in secondary school. He is in fact the only student who entered for metal work because he presents machines real objects as they are in the paper. He was the only student who entered metal work which is pure drawing in Federal Government College at Enugu in the year 2008. He won a certificate in metal work as the best student. 


Tyna Adebowale (Nigeria)

Tynadebowale grew up in the hills of Kukuruku in Edo State, where she had her primary and secondary school education. Her in-born artistic talent was encouraged by her mother; who is also an artist, though without any formal art training. Her mum is also her source of inspiration.  A graduate of Painting from the Federal Polytechnic, Auchi, Tyna is a very versatile impressionist, whose major medium of expression is oil on canvass, which has propelled her working tirelessly towards the experiment, development and growth of an individual technique and style of painting. And, it is still evolving as art is a never ending continuous process of expression! Tyna also finds pleasure in other painting media like watercolour, gouache, and pastels. An artist with considerable number of commissions, her works are found in and outside the shores of Nigeria. She has had lots of group exhibitions, art workshops and conferences.
STATEMENT- Yes! It is ART!! Live with it…or live with it! It's ART! Just Art! Never a choice, nor an option, it is my SOULFOOD!


Syaiful Arachman (Indonesia)

Birth; Surabaya, Indonesia 15th March 1974


Movement 'MASS CULTURE "make all things and in synergy to form a human object, human subjects are seen as' nodes' of various things personal, popularity and even powers, which manifest themselves in every human subject. Sharpness analysis of the myth of mass culture is needed, whether it's about deminsi myth of mass culture (concepts, images, and a form) or too mutif from the myth of mass culture (political-ideological). Because that's in the works I present various examples of cultural myths surrounding the mass and analysis, with the hope that communities are able to release the shackles of the myth of mass culture that lately more and more strong and subtle.


 Glory Charles

  Olowolabayaki Bolarinwa (Nigeria)

Country: Nigeria, Qualification: B.Sc.(edu), NCE Membership: Araism Movement, Association of Nigerian Artist E-mail: Mobile: +234(0)8035755244, +234(0)8052481204                

Omyema Demo

The man Onyema demo had his primary and secondary education at Christ the king seminary school Anambra, Nigeria. As a student who had extreme interest in Arts and drawing, he was famous for his art works most especially that of cartoons and painting. And in school he won many prices for the school and as result he was made the president of the art club in the school and this brought him uplift-ment in every sector because he represents things as they are in arts. The young demo credited his papers in arts and painting and is ranked among the best in his days as a student.



 Imafidor Ayodeji Jonathan (iii)

IMAFIDOR Ayodeji Jonathan hails from Uneme Nekhua in Akoko Edo LGA, Edo State. He had his primary and secondary education at God's Time Primary School, Igarra and Success Secondary School Igarra respectively. He attended Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile -Ife, Osun State where he graduated with a first class in the Department of Fine and Applied Arts with a specialization in painting in 2010. He has participated in several exhibitions within Nigeria and has some awards from competitions to his credit amongst which is- Overall Winner, Senior Category, America National Day Art Competition 2010.


Do not go where the path leads, go where there is no path and leave a trail.



Dinesh V. Ramalingam (Malaysia)

My name is Dinesh v Ramalingam I was born in petaling jaya Malaysia on June 17th 1973

Since as a child I have been exposed to the arts as my late father was a professional make-up Artist for film and TV  in radio  TV Malaysia and for the royal queen of the Perak state of Malaysia. And my beautiful mother inspiring and praising every artwork that i completed and gaining strength with her world’s best cooking. Coming from the beautiful highlands with lush of green made me love art and nature even more… During these  childhood years tagging my late father for all kinds of production events , exhibition, dramas ,performing arts, theatre plays and TV commercials has  inspired me to draw colour  and make things with my hands  with the love of my mother and .my late father giving me inspiration  all these years. I get my inspiration through Mother Nature as I bow down to all gods kingdom that he has made for us on earth to make use of them wisely. I have had only one art exhibition at Japanese culture centre in Kuala Lumpur during my film making studies when we had over convocation seminar there.



Bob-Nosa Uwagboe

Bob-Nosa Uwagboe hails from the great kingdom of Edo State, Nigeria: He had his professional education in the famous colourist School ( Federal Polytechnic Auchi, Edo State) and was awarded a higher national Diploma in 2004 with specialty in painting.
His a young tireless experimentalist with thought provoking themes and often times spark of anger, Pain, Passion and vision that are not often define by the subject matters credit must be given to Bob-Nosa for his boldness of expression which defied the borders usually set by artistic cannons. He evoked emotion with his work in which he employs diverse material seemingly unconnected at first, he often succeed in challenging the audience to deeper engagement with his work, form which there are varied interpretation and reflections mostly concern with issues of falsehood, deception, bad leadership and reaching to the unreached.
Bob-Nosa has exhibited widely and his most recent exhibition. "the last picture shows VI, Muson Du Parti 7th Oct. 2009" (Douala Cameroon)
The last picture show Vi ( Civic Center 19th Nov. 2009 Lagos) E-mail: Tel: + 234 8038251888


 Georgina Heskin (London)

The young unique talented professional artist Georgina Heskin studied art and design in Waterford City, Ireland. Moved to London some ten years ago and completed a staggering 37 solo exhibitions and 24 group shows. Her work is in cooperate and private collections in Ireland, England, Holland and USA. She has written on arts for several publications and broadcasted on the arts for BBC and RTE, Irelands national broadcast station to name but a few. Georgina Heskin has passion for life and art and loves sharing it with others.

General Statement
My love of art coupled with expertise and experience I have gained in all aspects of the art world from the commercial and organizational end to promotion and education has enabled me to cultivate a great knowledge of the subject over a wide range of genres. Not only do I enjoy art, I love sharing that passion for art with others.

Artistic work experienceAs an artist in the public domain I am also involved in a number of activities to promote my art and art in general. I continue to create new works of art and am in constant communication with organizations and galleries around the world with a view to promoting my work. I am also interested in using my skills in the design of color prints in the fashion industry and in interior design.

Educational Programs
Over the years I have been instrumental in setting up a number of educational programs structured to allow members of the general public and the business world understand the world of the visual arts. These programs have catered for all ages and involved artistic workshops, demonstrations. I am also very interested in bringing art to life for the younger generation and as well as running workshops have written a number of short stories and plays based on paintings and other artistic works which explain, in a manner more suited to children, the subject of the paintings, sculptures etc. and how they were created. These plays and stories are a highly innovative idea and have proven very successful.

Media work and publications
Throughout my career I have involved in presenting that arts though a number of mediums. I have complied and presented a show on the visual arts for RTE Radio 1, Ireland’s National Broadcasting Station, and has been involved in several broadcasts with radio stations throughout Ireland, Northern Ireland and in the United Kingdom. I have also made appearances on several television stations, again promoting the visual arts.

Magazine publications have also provided an outlet for my talents and I have written several articles, while also being featured on a number of publications.


 Adam Scott Miller

Adam Scott Miller, an acute lifelong visionary artist, has come through art academia with a BFA in Illustration from the Maryland Institute College of Art and a MFA in Painting from the Massachusetts College of Art. Throughout, he has integrated key principles of insight from art, science, and mysticism towards the road less-traveled of honest devotion to limitless growth and dilating creativity. Adam’s paintings are praised globally for their transcendetail and the elegant envisioning of reality as emergent from the unified-field ecology of energy.




I was born in Tasikmalaya October 21, 1977. I studied fine arts in Yogyakarta, Indonesia Institute of the Arts faculty of fine arts in 1996. I began to actively pursue the art exhibitions and won a scholarship, as well as several awards Indonesian art, asia and the world. in making art, I was not pegged to just one type .. I create works of painting, sculpture, and installation work, depending on ideas that will be presented. I made some art projects that involve many people and interactive I've also been doing art residency program in Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaI am interested in the fantastic art, modern art and contemporary art. by because I was born in an environment of traditional art, so most of the works I try to incorporate the noble values of local culture into contemporary art. folklore to be one source of inspiration for my works.


 Uche Agonsi Samson (Nigeria)

UCHE AGONSI hails from Onuimo Local Government Area in Imo State Nigeria. He is an artist who loves to experiment with material. He had his NCE education between 1996-1999 and graduated with distinction in teaching practice, and his HND programme on ceramics between 2000-2002.  Uche have received so many awards like best youth corper of his year Oyo State for his meritorious and outstanding services to the state in 2004. NYSC presidential award 2005, In 2008 he had a national award as the 1st prize winner professional category of the 1st national visual art competition. Presently he is an award winner of the national art competition, LIFE IN MY CITY 2009. Uche has exhibited within and outside Nigeria like in the USA, Belgium, UK, London, Italy, Germany, etc. Uche has exhibited in more than 48 art shows both solo and group. Currently he is the owner of KUNTASH ART GALLERY; Gallery [1] is located at 7 Bishop Anyogu Street Uwani Enugu, Enugu State Nigeria. Gallery [2] is located at 93 Upper Chime Avenue New haven Enugu, Inside (Gold Value Hotel Limited).

CONTACT: 08033764620, 08058535058,


 Dada Adedayo Oluwaseu

Many things start as a question without an answer but ends as an answer without a question. This has led him to a path of research, wanting to find the answer to the question of ‘who he really is’

Dada is a 2002 Sculpture graduate of Auchi Polytechnic, do State, Nigeria where he earned the prized Rector’s Award of Excellence as the best overall graduating student in the School of Art and Design.

He has an unflinching ability to wanting to go beyond the limit of what his medium permits.

He has featured in many group shows and his works abound in private and public collections both home and abroad.



 Abiodun Ogunfowodu

I was born in Ibadan, Nigeria on December 17, 1979. I grew up in Ibadan but a native of Ijebu Imosan (Ogun State). I started my artistic career early enough in my primary school days. Culture is said to be the way of life of “a people” the most beautiful phenomenon in life is “Nature”. Mother Nature affects the culture of “any people”. I have been practicing privately and attending Exhibition and I have participated in Competitions and Exhibitions.
I often get inspiration for my art through the dynamics of society, my environment and imagination most importantly from God The Almighty and I study national and international art masters. I want to be the best in all my doing and makes impact on human life with my ideas through creativity.

E-mail: Tel: +234 805 616 6208

Musah Swallah (Ghana)

 Musah Swallah was born in Nima Accra. He started learning how to draw when he was four years old in nursery school. He grew up fascinated by art in cinema posters, story books and the more attractive things in life. He started by working with crayons, water colours, and coloured pencils. When he was fourteen he created his first painting in acrylics. He had his first exhibition during his involvement his junior  art club. He attended La presec senior high school where he studied visual art. He simultaneously had an apprenticeship under two professional artists in his community. He is the youngest member of the foundation of contemporary art in Ghana. He is first and foremost a painter but at times he works with sculpture. His paintings reflect his experience in various African cultures. He is an artist in a variety of fields, going in and out of various styles from commercial art to portraiture, printing & sign art to contemporary art. Musah Swallah is currently working primarily with mixed media paintings, creating some on wooden planks, and recycling materials like plastics, bottle covers, and used pieces of clothing. His colours are striking as is the deep spiritual drive visible in the pieces themselves.

E-mail: Tel:+233 275588191


Emmanuel Oluwasey


Ebenuwa Obi Shadrach

"I am motivated by the endless possibility of line and colour as a formidable force with the combined ability to bring into existence myriad of forms, creating the platform that gives full vent to the creative expression to our thoughts and feelings as it affects the individual in relation to his environment


I am a writer and a self-taught artist from southern part of Nigeria, a graduate of fine and applied Art, Delta state university Abraka 2006. I grew up influenced largely from the experiences in various cities in the country which includes Port Harcourt warri katsina and Enugu. I am influenced mostly by artists like Pablo Picasso and Cezanne whose artworks started as my early influence and inspiration.The greatest credit as regards the most influence that shaped the direction of my art were the various contemporary African artists and masters whose styles of works has come to bear on my way of thinking

I work mostly in watercolour, acrylic and mixed media. My style of artwork is largely contemporary, working in a distinctive manner that depicts a peculiar and personal style, I have had my artwork exhibited in the ‘Life In My City’ art exhibition at the intermediate stage of the exhibition in Enugu organized by Alliance Franchise in 2007 and 2008.

 E-mail: Tel: 08033625607  



 Ade Ogundimu

Ade Ogundimu’s paintings are about life in general, His paintings explore the range of daily human life, concerned as much with life’s ironies and social injustices, as with its many joys. He paints what he can identify with, real situations.

He attended the world renowned Yaba Art School and majored in Painting. Also read design and Photolithography at the University of the Arts London (London college of Printing) and as a natural course progression went back to read Printing in the same institution. He later studied at Oxford University reading Pop Art,  as taught by Ann Stieglitz .His exposure to Professor Grillo and Mr. Kolade Oshinowo. at the School of Art Yaba kindled within him a love of impressionism that would shape his work for the rest of his life. Over the years Ade has participated in many group shows in which he has won awards. He thinks of art as a personal and deep expression of one’s own ideas.

His work explores the poetry of texture, of shape, of color and light that envelop us everyday. His  skills, and choices, are such that looking at his paintings reminds us, in a profound way, how much beauty and meaning can be found in our own lives.

He is particularly noted for his dramatic use of brushwork and colour.  As a nature lover and avid outdoors person, Ade collects information for his large studio paintings both through plein air studies and photos.  After the initial layout and composition design, he prefers to set all source materials aside and just allow the painting to tell him where it wants to go. He has also successfully married traditional African Painting with the contemporary genre. His native series is testimony to this.

E-mail: Tel: 07802410880





Angel Fine Artist

I’m an fine artist. I been painting since I’m 5 years old but professionally only last 2005.I live for my artwork and creating beautiful fine art paintings. I always find the artistic side of life. My paintings are in the galleries in Hong Kong, Manila, and Bangkok. Many of my clients are members of Hong Kong Jockey Club. I also do paintings of suggested subject matter and photographs from my clients

E-mail: cellphone number +639231889045

Victor Ejikeme

Tel: 0803 444 3559

 Yusuf Adebayo Sule

Mohammed Adebayo YUSUF – Popularly known as Yuspalakla 1996 – 2010A self taught artist Africans Contemporary Artist, Yuspalakla is a painter and sculptor of African Subjects. Well know in West African. Yuspalakla was born in Mainland Lagos state– Nigeria in October. Adept on art in general, particularly on commercial and advertising art, that takes little of my time as well. A selected list of his Exhibition is as follow: Didi Gallery 1996 – Victoria Island Lagos Nigeria Eko Meriden hotel 1996 – Victoria Island Lagos Nigeria Signature Gallery 1997 – Obafemi Awolowo Ikoyi Lagos Nigeria Signature Gallery 1997 – Lima round about Accra Ghana Kabo hotel 1997 – Ahmadu Bello way Kaduna state Nigeria Dak'art - Biennale de Dakar 1998 - 19, Avenue Hassan II B.P. 3865 ... Colobane Nigeria embassy 1998 – chiekh anta Diop Dakar Senegal Gallery National 1998 - Ave Albert sarraut Dakar Senegal Gallery National 2000 - Ave. Albert sarraut Dakar Senegal Hall de Immeuble Kébé 2002 – Ave André peytavin Dakar Senegal Biennale de Dakar, 2004 Dak'Art OFF, Senegal - Ateliers du sahel2006 Operation de Solidarite 6-12-6 - Le Terrou-Bi Hotel, Dakar Alliance Franco Gambienne 2008 - kairaba Avenue, Serekunda, Gambia Village Art Gallery 2009 - Kololi – Gambia Alliance Franco Gambienne 2010 - kairaba Avenue, Serekunda, Gambia sixth edition of Pan-African circuit of artistes (PACA) study tour of Africa 2010. Press Releases ...


Tel:  +220 390 1017 +220 727 1738 Gambia. +221 776 305 521 Senegal


Tunji Olu Akinloye

Tunji Olu Akinloye Was born in Ijimoba, Ejigbo Local Government Area of Osun State, Nigeria. Educated at Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso - Oyo State where he graduated with a degree in Fine and Applied Art majoring in Painting and Graphic design.

Tunji's works have been included in numerous exhibitions in Nigeria."My paintings are characterized by a variety of polychromic rhythms and fervour which makes the work more aesthetically penetrating. Painting concepts come from my imagination, inspired by African sensibilities." His community engagement continues to provide Nigerian youth opportunities to explore the arts as a life fulfilling activities (Peekok Youth ARTS Initiatives)."My target population are students in the Primary, Junior and Senior Secondary Schools in my community. Many of these students are blessed with artistic skills and talents, but they lack the opportunities that would help them to flourish. Peekok Youth ARTS Initiatives has exhibited children artworks in the UK, USA and Asia.

 Eugene Ankomah

Eugene Ankomah is an internationally known and respected self-taught Black British Contemporary Visual Artist originally of Ghanaian heritage with an Art career that has spanned over nineteen years. He is said to be part of the new generation of Artists in the UK setting a platform for others to follow and is synonymous with visionary art, adaptability, originality, versatility, re-invention and a 'metamorphosis-like' way of producing work. He is also said to be one of the most prolific young Visual Artists in the United Kingdom with a wide range of artistic skills, craftsmanship and an extensive body of work covering a diverse range of art disciplines and techniques.

Eugene's works ranging from Paintings, Drawings, Sculpture, Performance art, Printmaking, Tribal art, Performance-Video art, Creative Art Book Pieces and even Sound Art have appeared in numerous Newspaper Publications, Magazines and TV Channels both nationally and internationally and can be found in private collections worldwide in regions as diverse as the United States, Europe and Africa. He is an ex-student of Willesden High School now known as Capital City Academy. He is also an ex-student of the prestigious Central Saint Martin’s College of Art & Design and went on to study a BA Honours Degree in Illustration and Fine Art at the University of Westminster.

Eugene's sometimes provocative and unflinching vision, ranging from his now internationally recognizable outfits and unpredictable creativity has long marked him out as a unique talent.

Kenneth Ikenna Onah

Kenneth Ikenna Onah [Kent Onah] is a graduate of Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi , Edo State, Nigeria. He is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Art and Design ,Department of painting and General Art, Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi ,Edo state ,Nigeria. He has a Master of Fine Art[MFA]in painting. Kent is a master painter, his works are mainly figurative. A versatile artist, he works in divers media. He is a member of the Society of Nigerian Artists and the Pan-African Circle of Artists where he is secretary since 2007.He is currently engaged in a project titled ‘The Innocence of the World and Nature Game' which examines the effect of war on children and issues in marital life. He is well travelled and has exhibited in different parts of the world. His last international exhibition was in the off exhibition of Senegal -Dakar Biennale, May 2010.A biennale of CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN ART.   Contacts:    Email:  or Phone:+2348035772109


Adedayo Laoye

Adedayo was born to the royal family of Oba Adetoyese Laoye, The Timi of Ede.  This famous Yoruba King toured throughout Europe in the 1960’s with the traditional Yoruba talking drum and instilled in Dayo a strong belief and conviction for this culture and traditional values. With the support of his parents, Dayo was able to spend his childhood pursuing his strong interest in art and drawing.  He has this memory of his youth in Nigeria, and I can remember vividly drawing things that I saw on T.V. such as the Flintstones, Cowboys and Indians on horseback, and of course soldiers in their uniforms.  While my friends in the neighbourhood rode bicycles or played ball, I was always sitting in a corner drawing.  Although this made me a “good boy” to my parents, it affected my sports and leisure life and how I related with my other young friends.

Dayo later worked on portraiture using as subjects his fellow students, teachers, and special guest to the school. A graduate of School of Fine Art, Yaba College of Technology, he worked for the Nigerian Television Authority, various advertising agencies as a graphic artist and two national newspaper as a political cartoonist.  In 1988 while studying at Howard University, Washington, D.C., he became acquainted with contemporary African-American art and its search for a link with the past. 

 It was during this time that Dayo began to explore the very meaning of the tradition in which he was born.  Much of Dayo’s work therefore reflects his Yoruba tradition. He is currently working on a series of paintings – The People’s Choice – inspired by the political process going on in America today.  Also, he is working on a series of paintings – Negritude – celebrating the diversity of beauty in the African-American culture.  Dayo has been exhibiting for the last 25 years.  He has a studio on Chicago’s south side. My work in recent years has focused primarily on the African presence in the Americas;  the continued tradition or African cultural influence in the new world.  Specifically, celebrating the Yoruba culture in the new world is my goal.  Although, I was academically trained, my work now is stylized.  I’m inspired and influenced by the styles of African artists, such as Yoruba carvers, clothe weavers/dyers, potters, and griots.  Celebrating our music, dance, motherhood, politics, and spirituality is my main objective.

 Bello Rasaq Olatunji

My full names are; Bello Rasaq Olatunji, born in Nigeria more than 30 years ago. My father was an architect and he was very good in drawing, he usually helped with my drawing assignments when i was very young. I attended the polytechnic Ibadan for my higher national diploma specialising in painting. I am currently studying, for my MFA program @ University of Benin in Edo State Nigeria. Presently am the General Secretary, Society Of Nigeria Artists of my state chapter.

Source of my inspiration: i draw my inspiration from my immediate local environment

Telephone; +234 8055372205, or +234-08062274104



IMOESI Imhonigie was born in Ayogwiri Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo State in the yaer 1974. He attended Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi from 1994 to 1999 where he obtained OND and HND respectively, specializing in painting. He as since  been fulfuilling his calling as a full-time studio artist. He love painting nature, landscape scenerys and man's relationship with his environment. His works are outstanding and distiquishable pieces that will stand the test of time reflecting trueness and genuiness of purpose. He paints with palette knife, mostly oil on canvas, acrylic, water colour and pastel.
In the year 2005 to 2009 he was a Residend Artist with the National Gallery of Art, Lagos on a Artist Resident Programme.
He is the present Financial Secretary of Society of Nigeria Artist (SNA) Lagos Chapter.
tel: +234-1-9510485,

Francis Denedo

My name is francis denedo, i am the first of five children, i was born in Benin City Nigeria, my early school years was in Benin City, I finished primary school in 1982, got through secondary in 1987, admitted into Auchi polytechnic in 1988, graduated in 1993, did my compulsory national service in 1994, i have been a freelance studio artist since then.
i graduated as a sculptor but i paint and draw a lot, doing mostly nudes, using metal to create seemingly impossible forms. Some have daubed me lascivious because of my expressions but i give them the finger.

E-mail: Tel: 08023226421- 07033584983 

 Christopher St Aubyn Irons

Christopher St Aubyn Irons, born in Buff Bay, Portland, Jamaica on 22nd, June 1973.
Attended the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts.
Received a Technical Certificate 1994-1998
Post Graduate Studies 1998-1999
Major in Sculpture
Awards-Bolivar and Student Council, Multicare foundation and Ronald Moody.
Made the Dean's List - most outstanding second year student.
First place in the Wray and Nephew [spirit of Jamaica
Recognized for outstanding achievement-in the College book-Fifty Year-Fifty Artists 1950 -2000.-at the E.D.M.C.V.P.A.
Then the Commonwealth Award 2002



 Adeniyi, Olusegun Michael

Nigerian born artist, Olusegun is a gifted artist and a fantastic art
 instructor. Olusegun is a versatile multi-media artist, academically
 trained from the University of Benin in Nigeria.
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 Bamaiyi Musa

Bamaiyi Musa otherwise known as Bams was born on June 29, 1985 at Zaria in Kaduna state north Nigeria, where he had is early education. Bams started his art work as early as three years old, before his meeting with Chief Mrs. Nike Davids Okundaye (The director of Centre of Nike art and culture). She inspired him with her determination to groom young artist. Bams is a graduate of Nike art and culture Oshogbo, where he studied painting and textile after a stint as an art instructor and newspaper cartoonist. He now works as a full time studio artist based in Abuja Nigeria and also a member of Society of Nigerian Artist (SNA) Abuja chapter.

ART is life, language and food to my soul.

CONTACT: +2347067681682


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 Chika Art Adiele

Chika Art Adiele, was born on 27 December 1981. he attended Nursary, Primary and Secondary school. He is an Alumnus of Abia State University, were he made a Great Stride in art and history,Chika Art has done so many commissions for Governments and some Reputable Corporate organizations[First Bank.Gt Bank]Chika Art Adiele is an Experimentalist per Excellence. he is the Progenitor of Gas Burning Art,[GB] Chika Art has attended several Exhibitions Nationally and Internationally. Chika Art is a Thorough bred Cultural Ambassador. He is a Master of his Art, he is Art personified, a painter extra ordinary. Chika Art is a Great Thinker who is inspired by his immediate environment. his Art is Rooted in divine order...Ars Longa....Vita Brevis[Art is long...Life is short] /



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