Famous Artists from Nigeria

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. You might also be interested in famous Nigerian playwrights and popular actors from Nigeria. 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 Keziah Jones 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.


  • Keziah Jones (born Olufemi Sanyaolu on 10 January 1968) is a Nigerian singer-songwriter and guitarist. He describes his musical style as "Blufunk", which is a fusion between raw blues elements and ...more
  • Twins Seven Seven
    Untitled, Shango and his festival, Great hunter
    • Birthplace: Nigeria
    • Nationality: Nigeria
    • Art Forms: Painting
    Twins Seven Seven, born Omoba Taiwo Olaniyi Oyewale-Toyeje Oyelale Osuntoki (3 May 1944 – 16 June 2011) in Ogidi, Kogi State, Nigeria, was a Nigerian painter, sculptor and musician. He was an ...more
  • Chinwe Ifeoma Chukwuogo-Roy MBE (2 May 1952 − 17 December 2012) was a visual artist who was born in Awka (Oka), Anambra state, Nigeria, but spent much of her young life in Ikom on the Cameroon ...more
  • Ben Enwonwu
    Alusi Ogugu (Vision), Abiku, Three African Women Dancing
    • Birthplace: Onitsha, Nigeria
    • Nationality: Nigeria
    • Art Forms: Sculpture, Painting
    Odinigwe Benedict Chukwukadibia Enwonwu MBE (14 July 1917 – 5 February 1994), better known as Ben Enwonwu, was a Nigerian painter and sculptor. Arguably the most influential African artist of the ...more
  • Michael Akhaine Osebhajimete Omoighe (born October 11, 1958) is a Nigerian painter, curator, art critic and teacher of art. He lives in Lagos, Nigeria. Omoighe studied at Yaba College of Technology ...more
  • Bruce Onobrakpeya

    Bruce Onobrakpeya

    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 ...more