Portrait

Portraiture is a highly popular genre where a person or animal’s face or body is the main theme of the artwork. During ancient times, the Middle Age and the Renaissance portraits were reserved for gods, royalty, or the high society. From the 18th to the 20th century, portraiture expanded as a genre due to the increasing wealth of the middle-class, universal access to painting materials, and, eventually, the introduction of photography. In this section, Aworanka showcases a curated selection of the best portrait pieces from African painters.

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  • Why This?

    Canvas on stretcher
    Durodola Yusuf
    ₦1,777,500

    ARTIST: Durodola Yusuf

    ARTIST NATIONALITY: Nigerian

    YEAR: 2019

    "Why This?" is a mixed media artwork by Durodola Yusuf. The artist has used a mix of acrylic, ink and pastel for the composition. It is part of a series of very colorful children's portraits done in 2019.

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  • Glance II

    Canvas on stretcher
    Durodola Yusuf
    ₦1,777,500

    ARTIST: Durodola Yusuf

    ARTIST NATIONALITY: Nigerian

    YEAR: 2019

    "Glance II" is a mixed media artwork by Durodola Yusuf. The artist has used a mix of acrylic and pastel for the composition. It is part of a series of very colorful children's portraits done in 2019.

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  • That Gaze III

    Canvas on stretcher
    Durodola Yusuf
    ₦1,422,000

    ARTIST: Durodola Yusuf

    ARTIST NATIONALITY: Nigerian

    YEAR: 2019

    "That Gaze III" is a mixed media artwork by Durodola Yusuf. The artist has used a mix of acrylic, ink and pastel for the composition. It is part of a series of very colorful children's portraits done in 2019.

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  • Gaze of Hope

    Canvas on stretcher
    Durodola Yusuf
    ₦1,422,000

    ARTIST: Durodola Yusuf

    ARTIST NATIONALITY: Nigerian

    YEAR: 2019

    "Gaze of Hope" is a mixed media artwork by Durodola Yusuf. The artist has used a mix of acrylic, ink and pastel for the composition. It is part of a series of very colorful children's portraits done in 2019.

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  • Beatitude II

    Canvas on stretcher
    Durodola Yusuf
    ₦1,422,000

    ARTIST: Durodola Yusuf

    ARTIST NATIONALITY: Nigerian

    YEAR: 2019

    "Beatitude II" is a mixed media artwork by Durodola Yusuf. The artist has used a mix of acrylic, ink and pastel for the composition. It is part of a series of very colorful children's portraits done in 2019.

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  • Glance I

    Canvas on stretcher
    Durodola Yusuf
    ₦1,422,000

    ARTIST: Durodola Yusuf

    ARTIST NATIONALITY: Nigerian

    YEAR: 2019

    "Glance I" is a mixed media artwork by Durodola Yusuf. The artist has used a mix of acrylic, ink and pastel for the composition. It is part of a series of very colorful children's portraits done in 2019.

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  • Sweetness I

    Board
    Tolu Aliki
    ₦770,250

    ARTIST: Tolu Aliki

    ARTIST NATIONALITY: Nigerian

    YEAR: 2019

    "Sweetness I" is an acrylic artwork by Tolu Aliki. It is part of a series of very colorful portraits done in 2019.

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  • Sweetness II

    Board
    Tolu Aliki
    ₦770,250

    ARTIST: Tolu Aliki

    ARTIST NATIONALITY: Nigerian

    YEAR: 2019

    "Sweetness II" is an acrylic artwork by Tolu Aliki. It is part of a series of very colorful portraits done in 2019.

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  • Big Family II

    Canvas on board
    Nike Okundaye and Tola Wewe
    ₦1,185,000

    ARTIST: Nike Okundaye and Tola Wewe

    ARTIST NATIONALITY: Nigerian

    YEAR: 2000

    "Jolly Good Fellow" is an ink and acrylic collaborative piece by the cousins Nike Okundaye and Tola Wewe. Besides being an accomplished proffesional artist, a painter, a textle artist and a weaver, Nike Okundaye is the Owner/Curator of the Nike Art Galleries at Lagos, Osogbo, Ogidi-Ijumu and Abuja. She is also an awards winner at many national and international art shows. Tola Wewe is a former Commissioner of Arts, Culture and Tourism in Ondo State, Nigeria. He graduated with a degree in Fine Arts from University of Ife in 1983.

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  • Oge Series (Part I)

    Board
    Tolu Aliki
    ₦770,250

    ARTIST: Tolu Aliki

    ARTIST NATIONALITY: Nigerian

    YEAR: 2019

    "Oge Series (Part I)" is an acrylic artwork by Tolu Aliki. It is part of a series of very colorful portraits done in 2019.

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  • Oge Series (Part II)

    Board
    Tolu Aliki
    ₦770,250

    ARTIST: Tolu Aliki

    ARTIST NATIONALITY: Nigerian

    YEAR: 2019

    "Oge Series (Part II)" is an acrylic artwork by Tolu Aliki. It is part of a series of very colorful portraits done in 2019.

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  • Jolly Good Fellow

    Canvas on board
    Nike Okundaye and Tola Wewe
    ₦296,250

    ARTIST: Nike Okundaye and Tola Wewe

    ARTIST NATIONALITY: Nigerian

    YEAR: 2019

    "Jolly Good Fellow" is an ink and acrylic collaborative piece by the cousins Nike Okundaye and Tola Wewe. Besides being an accomplished proffesional artist, a painter, a textle artist and a weaver, Nike Okundaye is the Owner/Curator of the Nike Art Galleries at Lagos, Osogbo, Ogidi-Ijumu and Abuja. She is also an awards winner at many national and international art shows. Tola Wewe is a former Commissioner of Arts, Culture and Tourism in Ondo State, Nigeria. He graduated with a degree in Fine Arts from University of Ife in 1983.

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  • Nostalgia Beauty I

    Canvas
    Uzoma Samuel
    ₦1,777,500

    ARTIST: Uzoma Samuel

    ARTIST NATIONALITY: Nigerian

    YEAR: 2020

    Nostalgia Beauty I, is a Painting - Mixed media piece by Uzoma Samuel (on Canvas). It was completed in 2020.

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  • Traditional Dancer

    Canvas
    Oladipupo Adesina
    ₦651,750

    ARTIST: Oladipupo Adesina

    ARTIST NATIONALITY: Nigerian

    YEAR: 2019

    Traditional Dancer, is a Painting - Acrylic piece by Oladipupo Adesina (on Canvas). It was completed in 2019.

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  • Masking True Feelings

    Canvas on board
    Nike Okundaye and Tola Wewe
    ₦296,250

    ARTIST: Nike Okundaye and Tola Wewe

    ARTIST NATIONALITY: Nigerian

    YEAR: 2018

    "Masking True Feelings" is an ink and acrylic collaborative piece by the cousins Nike Okundaye and Tola Wewe. Besides being an accomplished proffesional artist, a painter, a textle artist and a weaver, Nike Okundaye is the Owner/Curator of the Nike Art Galleries at Lagos, Osogbo, Ogidi-Ijumu and Abuja. She is also an awards winner at many national and international art shows. Tola Wewe is a former Commissioner of Arts, Culture and Tourism in Ondo State, Nigeria. He graduated with a degree in Fine Arts from University of Ife in 1983.

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  • Drummer

    Canvas
    Oladipupo Adesina
    ₦651,750

    ARTIST: Oladipupo Adesina

    ARTIST NATIONALITY: Nigerian

    YEAR: 2019

    Drummer, is a Painting - Acrylic piece by Oladipupo Adesina (on Canvas). It was completed in 2019.

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  • Concord of the day

    Canvas on board
    Nike Okundaye and Tola Wewe
    ₦296,250

    ARTIST: Nike Okundaye and Tola Wewe

    ARTIST NATIONALITY: Nigerian

    YEAR: 2018

    "Concord of the day" is an ink and acrylic collaborative piece by the cousins Nike Okundaye and Tola Wewe. Besides being an accomplished proffesional artist, a painter, a textle artist and a weaver, Nike Okundaye is the Owner/Curator of the Nike Art Galleries at Lagos, Osogbo, Ogidi-Ijumu and Abuja. She is also an awards winner at many national and international art shows. Tola Wewe is a former Commissioner of Arts, Culture and Tourism in Ondo State, Nigeria. He graduated with a degree in Fine Arts from University of Ife in 1983.

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  • Cycling Race I

    Canvas
    Salisu Taiwo
    ₦651,750

    ARTIST: Salisu Taiwo

    ARTIST NATIONALITY: Nigerian

    YEAR: 2019

    Cycling Race I, is a Painting - Acrylic piece by Salisu Taiwo (on Canvas). It was completed in 2019.

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  • Couple 2

    Canvas on board
    Nike Okundaye and Tola Wewe
    ₦296,250

    ARTIST: Nike Okundaye and Tola Wewe

    ARTIST NATIONALITY: Nigerian

    YEAR: 2010

    "Couple 2" is an ink and acrylic collaborative piece by the cousins Nike Okundaye and Tola Wewe. Besides being an accomplished proffesional artist, a painter, a textle artist and a weaver, Nike Okundaye is the Owner/Curator of the Nike Art Galleries at Lagos, Osogbo, Ogidi-Ijumu and Abuja. She is also an awards winner at many national and international art shows. Tola Wewe is a former Commissioner of Arts, Culture and Tourism in Ondo State, Nigeria. He graduated with a degree in Fine Arts from University of Ife in 1983.

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  • Woman's glory

    Canvas on board
    Nike Okundaye
    ₦414,750

    ARTIST: Nike Okundaye

    ARTIST NATIONALITY: Nigerian

    YEAR: 2006

    Woman's glory, is a Painting - Oil piece by Nike Okundaye (on Canvas on board). It was completed in 2006.

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  • Family of Three

    Painting - Mixed media (Ink and Acrylic)
    Nike Okundaye and Tola Wewe
    ₦296,250

    ARTIST: Nike Okundaye and Tola Wewe

    ARTIST NATIONALITY: Nigerian

    YEAR: 2019

    "Family of Three" is an ink and acrylic collaborative piece by the cousins Nike Okundaye and Tola Wewe. Besides being an accomplished proffesional artist, a painter, a textle artist and a weaver, Nike Okundaye is the Owner/Curator of the Nike Art Galleries at Lagos, Osogbo, Ogidi-Ijumu and Abuja. She is also an awards winner at many national and international art shows. Tola Wewe is a former Commissioner of Arts, Culture and Tourism in Ondo State, Nigeria. He graduated with a degree in Fine Arts from University of Ife in 1983.

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  • Calmness

    Canvas on board
    Segun Phillips
    ₦533,250

    ARTIST: Segun Phillips

    ARTIST NATIONALITY: Nigerian

    YEAR: 2019

    Calmness, is a Painting - Acrylic piece by Segun Phillips (on Canvas on board). It was completed in 2019.

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  • Friends

    Canvas
    Tola Wewe
    ₦177,750

    ARTIST: Tola Wewe

    ARTIST NATIONALITY: Nigerian

    YEAR: 2013

    "Friends" is an acrylic piece by Tola Wewe. Tola Wewe is a former Commissioner of Arts, Culture and Tourism in Ondo State, Nigeria and the cousin of Mama Nike. He graduated with a degree in Fine Arts from University of Ife in 1983.

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  • Unity

    Canvas
    Tola Wewe
    ₦177,750

    ARTIST: Tola Wewe

    ARTIST NATIONALITY: Nigerian

    YEAR: 2013

    "Unity" is an mixed media piece by Tola Wewe. Tola Wewe is a former Commissioner of Arts, Culture and Tourism in Ondo State, Nigeria and the cousin of Mama Nike. He graduated with a degree in Fine Arts from University of Ife in 1983.

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  • Journey of Life

    Canvas
    Nike Okundaye and Tola Wewe
    ₦1,185,000

    ARTIST: Nike Okundaye and Tola Wewe

    ARTIST NATIONALITY: Nigerian

    YEAR: 2000

    "Journey of Life" is an ink and acrylic collaborative piece by the cousins Nike Okundaye and Tola Wewe. Besides being an accomplished proffesional artist, a painter, a textle artist and a weaver, Nike Okundaye is the Owner/Curator of the Nike Art Galleries at Lagos, Osogbo, Ogidi-Ijumu and Abuja. She is also an awards winner at many national and international art shows. Tola Wewe is a former Commissioner of Arts, Culture and Tourism in Ondo State, Nigeria. He graduated with a degree in Fine Arts from University of Ife in 1983.

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  • Solidarity

    Canvas on board
    Nike Okundaye and Tola Wewe
    ₦2,962,500

    ARTIST: Nike Okundaye and Tola Wewe

    ARTIST NATIONALITY: Nigerian

    YEAR: 1988

    ;Solidarity, is a Painting - Ink piece by Nike Okundaye and Tola Wewe (on Canvas on board). It was completed in 1988.

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  • Mo gbo ju mi soke

    Canvas
    Naomi Oladipo
    ₦1,125,750

    ARTIST: Naomi Oladipo

    ARTIST NATIONALITY: Nigerian

    YEAR: 2018

    Mo gbo ju mi soke, is a Painting - Oil piece by Naomi Oladipo (on Canvas). It was completed in 2018.

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  • Silence speaks

    Canvas on stretcher
    Segun Phillips
    ₦88,875

    ARTIST: Segun Phillips

    ARTIST NATIONALITY: Nigerian

    YEAR: 2019

    Silence speaks, is a Painting - Acrylic piece by Segun Phillips (on Canvas on stretcher). It was completed in 2019.

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  • Market Mood

    Canvas on board
    Oladipupo Adesina
    ₦88,875

    ARTIST: Oladipupo Adesina

    ARTIST NATIONALITY: Nigerian

    YEAR: 2019

    Market Mood, is a Painting - Acrylic piece by Oladipupo Adesina (on Canvas on board). It was completed in 2019.

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  • Eyo

    Canvas on board
    Oladipupo Adesina
    ₦88,875

    ARTIST: Oladipupo Adesina

    ARTIST NATIONALITY: Nigerian

    YEAR: 2019

    Eyo, is a Painting - Acrylic piece by Oladipupo Adesina (on Canvas on board). It was completed in 2019.

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