Born in Iragbiji, Nigeria in 1940. Performed with the Duro Ladipo theatre. 1964, was involved in the Mbari Mbayo workshop, an experimental workshop designed to teach young creative people art, without the ‘shackles’ of a formal art education. Went on to practice art full-time, borrowing the myths and imagery of Western Nigeria. Has worked as a full-time artist, as well as, an occasional teacher and musician.