About Olamide Ogunade
Born in 1966, Olamide Ogunade is a graduate of Fine Art at the Yaba College of Technology. Drawing inspiration from personal experiences, and happenings in his society, Olamide creates works that promote the understanding of black identity. His oeuvre cuts across various mediums including ballpoint pen, acrylic and oil paint, charcoal, and pencil.
Even though his fascination with art began when he was a little child, Ogunade's artistic development over the years can be traced to his rigorous training, research, and practice. His creation process takes a lot of time as it requires patience and persistence making a mere shading come to life and almost impossible to believe it was created by hand.
Olamide has participated in several exhibitions including Stop, Listen at the CFHILL gallery, Sweden, Afrika First at the Valerius Gallery, Luxembourg, and won the Tecno Art challenge in 2020. In 2018, he was invited for a month-long residency in the United Arab Emirates. His works have been collected by art collectors from different countries.