My name is Jahyém Jombo

Born in 1993, Nigeria. I do Painting.

Where did you grow up?

Benin city Nigeria

Why did you become an artist?

I would say I became an artist due to the strong creative/cultural influence my home city had on me, and my upbringing ,in all I would say it felt like that’s what I was born to be

How would you describe your own style?

I would describe my style as interrogating and contemplative

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

giving my utmost to whatever I find to do , never become socially awkward , while maintaining discipline

Why did you become an artist?

hahahah…maybe a sorgeon or a herbal pharmaceutical scientists

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

it changes with time and phase for me ,for now I’ll say the fallen by Alexandre Cabanel

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

Mike Tyson …his perspective , determination and resilience

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

that there are also consequences for chasing dreams and passion

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

it’s the strong historical background and tradition which is still practiced till date

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

for now , Basquiat , Julian Schnabel and Fab5Freddy

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 ,Addis Ababa

What message would you want artists to hear right now?

they should speak the truth