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Participating Artists



Albert Ohams

Albert Ohams,born 1965 is a product of Bishop Shanahan college, Orlu,he graduated from Yaba College of Technology in 1990 with a Higher National Diploma [HND] in fine arts specializing in Painting. Ohams is the Cartoon Editor of Sun Newspapers since 2003. He won the Nigerian Media Merit Award [NMMA] Cartoonist of the year in the year 2000 and has been nominated 8 consecutive times. In the year 2007, he won both the Diamond Award for Media Excellence [DAME]Editorial Cartoonist and Overall best Cartoonist in the BBC organized Budget monitoring training programme among Nigerian Cartoonists. He a recipient of the Wole Soyinka Investigative Journalism award [editorial cartooning] in 2019 which he also won in 2013

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Damola Adeyemo  

Damola Adeyemo He is a native of Ibadan, oyo state Nigeria. He is a profolic painter, He was Encouraged by his literature teacher when he was in ss2, whom saw his drawing on the notice board, told him to have a formal training before going to higher institution to study art. He trained formally from Oyebanji Banjo in 2009 to 2010 and Jonathan Emafidor and Dotun popoola in 2012 to 2016. Adeyemo works within the body of African traditional aesthetic value. His style of painting is unique he has gain mastering of his art of creating painting and drawing using geometrical shape and effects, his work looks dramatic when starring at it, he communicate his painting ideas with facial and figurative expression to capture people’s emotions. He has participated in many art exhibition both local and international.

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Olorunfemi Adedeji 

Olorunfemi Adedeji is a Digital Visual Artist with strength in environment design, character design and interactive media development. He is year 2000 graduate of Fine Arts (Painting) from the Obafemi Awolowo University. He is a 2016 Wole Soyinka Laurette and Cartoonist of of the year and has participated in different art exhibitions.

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Idowu Sonaya  

Idowu Sonaya is an artist based in Lagos, Nigeria. He is a dynamic artist with prowess in sculpture and painting. He is the immediate past Chairman of the Society of Nigerian Artists, Lagos State Chapter. He was born on the 28th November, 1970. He hailed from Odogbolu in Ogun State. He had his tertiary education at Yaba College of Technology with a specialization in Sculpture. He has quite a number of Public projects and private collections to his credit, amongst which is the bust of Tunji Braithwate, the bust of Alhaja Abibat Mogaji at Oyingbo in Lagos, the magnificent gate at Rowe Park in Lagos and the two Lady of Justice Sculptures on the walls of Federal High Court Building, Bourdillon Road, Ikoyi, Lagos. He is also influenced by the use of lines, which he has been demonstrating via his constant use of metal rods to create portraitures. He was the recipient of the following awards: Best Sculptor - Remembrance Artistic Society Salon Art Exhibition at University of Lagos 1997 Distinguished Stewardship Award - Society of Nigerian Artists, Lagos Chapter 2015 Distinguished Service Award - Society of Nigerian Artists, Lagos Chapter 2017 Metal Sculpture Art Award - Hungarian Trade and Cultural Centre Exhibition, Budapest 2019.

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Kemi Oloyede 

Kemi Oloyede was born and brought up in the United Kingdom and at the age of eight left with her parents to live in Nigeria. She completed her secondary education at Marywood Girls Grammar School in Lagos and then studied Fine Art and majored in painting at Nigeria’s premier Institution; the Yaba College Technology. After graduating she returned to England to further her studies at Greenwich University graduating in Art Education which was followed by a further course in Fashion.

She taught Art, Textile Technology and Fashion at secondary school and further education level for 21 years and left 4 years ago to set up her own business which she named the Sew London project; where she provides bespoke fashion service and also runs a clothing brand called Recyclothes – where she produces garments from Upcycled products.

Despite her busy schedule she still finds time to work on her Fine Art.

Artist statement

My choice of Medium was usually the more traditional Oil paint, Acrylic, watercolour, pastels but I know I had a connectivity to Fibres, threads and upcycling.

My process over the years changed as I started an experimental journey painting with waste African wax print fabric and stitching. African wax print is not just pleasing to the eye as a fashion statement but the symbolic representation and textures, colours began to take on a deeper meaning as I started to connect and unravel the power of Proverbs, sayings and their relevance today in the western world. I have allowed the Fabric to dictate its journey as an art form and medium in my hands as a form of expression.

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Asowata Victor

Award winning visual artist- Painter, collage artist, cartoonist and Illustrator base in Lagos, Nigria. Finished from the prestigious Yaba College of Technology, Lagos, as best overall student - Won the Wole Soyinka Center Award for the Best Cartoonist 2021. He is the Cartoonist Association of Nigeria CARTAN Secretary General. He has exhibited his works nationally and internationally.

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Lukman karounwi 

Lukman karounwi began artistic career as a realist and hyper realist Artist. He established his own distinctive style under the influence of COVID-19 which occurred in 2020. He uses both Oil and Acrylic as his preferred mediums on canvas and named his style Quadraism. Quadraism was coined from the word quadratic, which refers to anything with four sides, such as a square or a rectangle. He dubbed his style Quadraism because of the four corner impact his brush creates and the application of line on the canvas. Lukman Olanrewaju Karounwi was the founder of this trend, and it may be seen in Realism, Impressionism, Expressionism, and other styles.

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Eunice Bossman-Okai

I am an artist who situates my practice between conceptual and abstract art. The ideology behind the art practice has a strong contemporary presence due to its dynamic combination of materials, methods and concepts that challenge me and my audience’s boundaries. My work brings an awareness to the values and morals rooted in my spiritual beliefs which are influenced by my culture, nature, and spirituality. The practice involves working with materials sourced predominantly from the African continent such as African sponges and kola nuts. The materials used are of importance to me because I see value in their ritualistic and domestic origins while also looking beyond their everyday uses and seeing how they can be utilised as art materials. The various and diverse array and manipulation of the objects I use contributes towards my dynamic mixed media practice. colours are significant for the diverse meanings it bestows on each artwork.

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Okpara Moses Ginika

Studied Painting in Auchi Polytechnic Currently am a cartoonist at Businessday Media and practicing Artist


Haliru Abdullahi

Haliru Abdullahi has been a practicing artist in the studio, obtained (NCE) the National Certificate of Education in sculpture 1996. He has been privileged to have exhibitions with local and diasporal Nigerian artists and has featured in other activities such like auction shows. He is a Nigerian postwar and contemporary artist.

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Unyime Edet

Born 4th February 1994, Unyime Edet hails from Uyo, Akwa Ibom state, Nigeria. Had his early education in Uyo, He is a graduate of the department of fine and industrial arts, University of Uyo with Bachelor of Art degree in painting. After which he went for a one year national service in Nassarawa state where he taught drawing and painting in the department of visual and creative arts, Federal University of Lafia. He is a full time studio artist in Abuja, and a member of the society of Nigerian artist, He is a figurative painter, an illustrator , whose works depicts the hidden truth about life his curiosity in learning has led him to different workshops and studios, later trained under the watchful eyes of Ebenezer Akinola.(Artist) He has to his credit some group exhibitions, (Artforms, 2018, Echoes of wonders, 2018, affordable art fair dream home gallery Abuja, 2018, Next of kin Lagos 2020 Genesis Los Angeles 2021. He is the illustrator of the 4th edition of Half of a Yellow sun by Chima Amanda Adichie 

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