ILAJE, 39x39" Acrylic on Canvas, 2009. SOLD at Bonhams African-Art Auction, London.

MAKOKO SLUM, 48x48"Acrylic on Canvas, 2011.

MAKOKO SLUM 2, Acrylic on Canvas, 2014

SLUM 40x40" Acrylic on Canvas, 2018

ILAJE 30"x36", Acrylic on Canvas, 2011

SO THEY LIVE 2, 72x48" Acrylic on Canvas, 2018

SO THEY LIVE 1, 40x40" Acrylic on Canvas, 2018

FISH MARKET 40x40" Acrylic on Canvas, 2018

The Riverine Settings series of paintings is a collection of artworks that document the lifestyle and culture of people living along the riverside areas of Lagos, Nigeria where I was born and raised. These paintings were created between 2007 to 2021, and they depict scenes of daily life of the people who live along the river and the many cultural practices that are unique to their way of life.

This Riverine Settings series showcases the beauty and simplicity of life in these riverine communities. I have used of bold colors, intricate patterns, and detailed imagery to bring to life the daily routines of these communities. 

One of the most striking features of the Riverine Settings series is the stack arrangement of houses and attention to detail. These paintings depict with mix of greys and warm colours in a realistic and sensitive manner, capturing the mood of the envronment. The attention to detail makes the paintings come alive and allows viewers to experience the daily lives of these communities in a very personal way.

The Riverine Settings series also serves as a powerful cultural record. Through these paintings, we gain insight into the rich history and cultural heritage of these riverine communities. The work provides a valuable window into the traditions and practices of these communities, which might otherwise be lost or forgotten.

In conclusion, the Riverine Settings series of paintings provides a rich and colorful documentation of the daily life, customs, and traditions of the people living along the riverside of Lagos, similar to Niger and Benue Rivers in Nigeria. The paintings capture the beauty, simplicity, and complexity of life in these riverine communities and serve as a valuable cultural record of Nigeria's rich cultural heritage.