ademola ojo
Adrmola Ojo

BIOGRAPHY

Ademola Ojo born in 1995 hails from the ancient city of Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria. He studied Fine & Applied Art at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife where his artistic education was attained.
Ademola's works speaks about the identity of the Ife people by using “Scarification” to depict tribal identity (tribal mark) of the Yoruba people which to them represent beautification and identification of the Yoruba people.
His works is a high relief embodiment of scarification which he draws inspiration from the Ife Bronze Head. He uses oil and acrylic on canvass to advocate for his culture, social ways of life and the importance of the Head to his people, who place more value on the head as an integral part of the body. In relation to the social ways of life, Ademola’s works speaks volume on modern ways/modes of dressing and how the Yoruba style and appearance has been immensely influenced by the European culture.
Apart from painting, Ademola is a philanthropist. He derives joy seeing people achieve greatness irrespective of their status and class in the society. He is an avid lover of music, particularly instruments and dancing. . He participated in Sogal Auction at Signature Beyond Art Gallery, Lagos in 2021 and Next of Kin Group Exhibition at Thought Pyramid Art Gallery, Lagos in 2022.
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