Visual Artist Famous Artists from Nigeria

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List of the most popular artists from Nigeria, listed alphabetically with photos when available. For centuries artists have been among the world's most important people, helping chronicle history and keep us entertained with one of the earliest forms of entertainment. Whether they're known for painting, sculpting, etching or drawing, the famous Nigerian artists on this list have kept that tradition alive by creating renowned pieces of art that have been praised around the world. You can find useful information below about these notable Nigerian artists, such as when they were born and where their place of birth was.

Artists on this list include Obiora Udechukwu and Twins Seven Seven.

This list answers the questions, "Which famous artists are from Nigeria?" and "Who are the most well-known Nigerian artists?"

For further information on these historic Nigerian artists, click on their names. If you're a fine art lover use this list of celebrated Nigerian artists to discover some new paintings that you will enjoy.
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Keziah Jones is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Artists from Nigeria
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Keziah Jones is a Nigerian singer-songwriter and guitarist. He describes his musical style as "Blufunk", which is a fusion between raw blues elements and hard, edgy funk rhythms. Also his Nigerian roots in Yoruba music and soul music can be considered a major influence on his sound. He is known for ...more

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Birthplace: Lagos, Nigeria

Nationality: Nigeria

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Twins Seven Seven is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Artists from Nigeria
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Prince Twins Seven Seven, born Prince Taiwo Olaniyi Oyewale-Toyeje Oyelale Osuntoki in Ogidi, Nigeria, was a Nigerian painter, sculptor and musician. Prince Twins Seven-Seven began his career in the 1960s in workshops conducted by Ulli and Georgina Beier in Osogbo, a Yoruba town in southwestern ...more

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Birthplace: Nigeria

Nationality: Nigeria

Art Forms: Painting

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Chinwe Chukwuogo-Roy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Artists from Nigeria
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Chinwe Ifeoma Chukwuogo-Roy MBE was a visual artist who was born in Ondo, Nigeria, and spent much of her young life in Ikom on the Cameroon border before moving back to the family home at Umubele in Awka. She lived in Britain since 1975. Her paintings, prints and sculptures are predominantly ...more

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Birthplace: Awka, Nigeria

Nationality: Nigeria, United Kingdom

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Ben Enwonwu is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Artists from Nigeria
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Odinigwe Benedict Chukwukadibia Bonaventure Enwonwu was a premier African modernist and a pioneer who is better known as Ben Enwonwu. He was an Igbo Nigerian painter and sculptor. He is a pioneer whose career opened the way for the postcolonial proliferation and increased visibility of Modern ...more

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Birthplace: Onitsha, Nigeria

Nationality: Nigeria

Art Forms: Sculpture, Painting

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Mike omoighe is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Artists from Nigeria
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Michael Akhaine Osebhajimete Omoighe, lives in Lagos, Nigeria; he is a Nigerian painter, curator, art critic and teacher of art. Mike Omoighe studied at Yaba College of Technology; at Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi; at the University of Lagos - UNILAG and at the University of Ibadan M.C.A. He is a pupil ...more

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Birthplace: Nigeria

Nationality: Nigeria

Art Forms: Painting

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Bruce Onobrakpeya is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Artists from Nigeria
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Bruce Obomeyoma Onobrakpeya is a Nigerian printmaker, painter and sculptor. He has exhibited at the Tate Modern in London, the National Museum of African Art of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. and the Malmö Konsthall in Malmö, Sweden. The National Gallery of Modern Art, Lagos has an ...more

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Birthplace: Delta State, Nigeria

Nationality: Nigeria

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Jimoh Buraimoh is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Artists from Nigeria
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Chief Jimoh Buraimoh, born as Jimoh Adetunji Buraimoh is a Nigerian painter and artist. Chief Buraimoh is one of the most influential artist to emerge from the 1960s workshops conducted by Ulli and Georgina Beier in Osogbo,Osun state, Nigeria. Since then, he has become one of the most well known ...more

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Birthplace: Osogbo, Nigeria

Nationality: Nigeria

Art Forms: Painting

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Uche Okeke is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Artists from Nigeria
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Professor Uche Okeke is a contemporary Nigerian artist. ...more

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Birthplace: Nigeria

Nationality: Nigeria

Art Forms: Painting

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