My name is Imoniavwodo Efe Israel

Born in 1996, Nigeria. I do Painting

Where did you grow up?


Why did you become an artist?

Deep love for art and antiques

How would you describe your own style?

Creating a realistic painting using traditional painting techniques.

What expectations were placed on you when you were a child?

To become a civil engineer

Why did you become an artist?


Who is your favourite artist of all time and what is your favourite artwork of all time?

Harmonia Rosales

Which person outside art do you admire? And for what?

Mohamed Ali

What advice would you give to your younger self? (16-18 years old)

Focus on one thing till you get it right and people know you for that. Pick a particular interest and develop your self in it.

What do you like about the culture you grew up in?

Respect given to everyone regardless of age gender or tribe.

With which 3 people (dead or alive) would you like to spend a creative weekend?

Rosales harmonia, Bruce onabrapeya, Jeremiah quarshie

If you had to live in a different African city, not in the country where you were born or raised, which city would you pick and why?

Ethiopia.. I chose Ethiopia because of its deep history which isn’t affected by colonialism

What message would you want artists to hear right now?

Keep on doing what you do best. But never forget to reach out and network.