My artistic practice is influenced by my identity and culture as an African, being born and raised in Nigeria. However, I identify myself more as African than ‘Nigerian’. »

Stephen Aifegha is an award-winning African artist based in the United States whose paintings have been exhibited nationally. He describes the subject matter and narrative of his works as centering on historical, social, and cultural issues that concern Africa, with regards to “cultural syncretism, identity issues, culture clash, and pride”.

Aifegha’s art reflects the issues that the continent faces, from pre-colonial to post-colonial history, referencing the challenges and setbacks that remain because of it, in Africa to this day.

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