My name is John Akande

Born in 1995, Nigeria. I do Painting

Where did you grow up?


Why did you become an artist?

I become an Artist because its my calling and its what i love to do, to solve and share more lights to history and problems

How would you describe your own style?


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

I don’t really know but they wasn’t expecting me to be an artist, but they want me to do a kind of common vocation most people know about

What profession could you be in if you were not an artist?

I could be an mechanical inventor

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

My favorite Artist is Rembrandt, and favorite painting is Christ in the storm on the sea of Galilee

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

Walt Disney and Roy Disney

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

Once you identify or find yourself, just work towards it as fast as possible.

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

It is actually nice, though all cultures aren’t that perfect but the natives feel, gives an artistic vibe and my culture sounds more respective.

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

Leonardo Davinci, Rembrandt, kelechi Amadi

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?

UGANDA, that because they are part of African country that value creativity

What message would you want artists to hear right now?

What comes from your brain and is projected by your hand on your canvas is your style, stick to it, your art lover and collectors will find you.