#Made in Nigeria: Forget Olajumoke, this Nigerian artist is the real deal

Over the past few days, Facebook has been abuzz with the artwork of a Nigerian artist, Oresegun Olumide. His oil on canvas paintings, which he has been creating for years have finally brought the artist to the lime light. Oresegun set facebook ablaze after he uploaded his most recent work on Saturday. Oresegun’s paintings go beyond paint and pencils. They are so realistic that his work could be deemed one of the best paintings ever created by an African, or, even compete with the Mona Lisa painting by Leonardo da Vinci. A painting which according to Wikipedia has been acclaimed “the best known, the most visited, the most written about, the most sung about, the most parodied work of art in the world.” Some Nigerians still can’t belive that this painting was done by hand.

Oresegun is a 2006 graduate of Yaba College of Technology. He graduated from the department of Fine art with a distinction in painting.  An amazing thing about his work is that he loves to paint water around or on his character.

This is indeed a rare debut as he has taken African art to another level. Oresegun’s work needs to get more media attention than “Olajumoke the bread seller” as his artwork could feature in the history of world records for art.

Here are some incredible pieces by Oresegun:


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