Paul Ayihawu portrait
Nationality Nigerian
Born b. 1995

Paul Ayihawu

Nigerian-based contemporary African artist Paul Ayihawu uses charcoal and Acrylic to tell the story of African in a new light. His work focus more on the social-cultural issues and the impact of colonialism on African cultures and values. He expressed this often with a flipped portraitures of black people dress in a hybrid of western and African dresses. He is fervent about telling the untold, unheard and silent stories of the black community. His works are in private collections in USA, South Africa and Nigeria.

Lot number
Artwork: Legacy Brothers
Paul Ayihawu
Title and Year:
Legacy Brothers | 2021
Auction Status

Bidding Ended

  • 2021
    Arnheim Collection
    Arnheim Gallery, Ibadan, Nigeria

    Fresh Voices
    The Adeline Gallery, Lagos, Nigeria

    A Gathering
    Ikollo Gallery, Lagos, Nigeria

    Silent Scream
    Art in Medicine, Lagos, Nigeria (virtual)

    Darkest Before Dawn
    Ethan Cohen Gallery, New York,

    Lagos Fringe 2020, Lagos Fringe Art Exhibition
    Lagos Freedom Park Hall, Lagos, Nigeria

    Reflect, Repaid and Recover
    Kuta Art Foundation, Abeokuta, Nigeria

    Joburg Fringe 2020, Joburg Fringe Art Exhibition
    The Artroom Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

    Vivid 2020: Vivid International Virtual Exhibition
    Vivid Exclusive Art Gallery, Lagos, Nigeria

    Mask Art – Creativity Under Lockdown
    MEADOWS Virtual Exhibition in conjunction with UNESCO, Beirut, Lebanon

    2nd International Online Art Exhibition
    Nirantar Art Group, Chandigarh, India

    Art in Quarantine
    Wreading Digit Virtual Exhibition, USA

  • 2018
    Lagos State Polytechnic
    Lagos, Nigeria