There is a lot to get inspired by in Nigeria; art, fashion, culture, academic excellence. Everyone says, there is nothing and no one to be inspired by and we at 9jeducation disagree this is why we are profiling our most inspirational Nigerians in different fields. Our inspiration for today is mixed media artist, Odun Orinmolade.
Odun Orinmolade is an alumnus of the Yaba College of Technology based in Lagos Nigeria and graduated with stellar results. She is currently teaching there, the university where she first learnt to appreciate art in their department of Fine Arts. Odun is brilliant speaker and an even better artist. Her work is inspired by nature and the environment around her, and her representation of this inspiration is usually abstract or dystopian and sometimes bears similarity to scientific photographs due to the intricacy of the details in her work.
There are strong African influence in Odun Orinmolade's work, with a number of her art pieces centred around women and interactions with space. Odun is brilliant and beautiful and we cannot get over the fact that she is a alumnus of Yaba Tech, a college that younger generations of Nigerians thanks to current sentiment have been led to believe is inferior to Nigeria's universities. Orinmolade is proof that all our educational institutions are capable of training greats. Odun Orinmolade is our inspiration. She is brilliant and we celebrate her.