About Akintunde Olajide John

Akintunde Olajide John is a full time studio practice as an artist, specialize in painting and has held more than thirty groups exhibitions in his home country and abroad. IGBALADUN which is Yoruba language means enjoyment will be his first solo outing at MAISON DE FRANCE, Lagos- December 2004. He is a member of Defactori studio, Lagos, society of Nigeria Artist(Lagos chapter), sable watercolour – Nigeria, san- Diego watercolour society- Califonia U.S.

Education/ Institutions:

Yaba college of technology, Lagos state

Yaba college of technology, Lagos state

Ilogbo High school, Ebute-metta west, Lagos state

Ijero Baptist school, Ebute-metta Lagos


Qualification with date:

1999      HND in painting

1996      ND General Art

1989      WASC/ GCE O’Level

1984      First School Leaving Certificate



Fred Archibong Design

  • 1989- 1990 painter-in-training

Media-House Communication

  • 1991- 1993 creative Art                                  

Universal Studio of Art (Abiodun O. Olaku)

National Art Thearte, Lagos

  • 1996 Industrial Attach

Nigeria Ports Authority

Container Terminal (WARF) Lagos

  • 2000 – 2001 Youth Corper in Training

Defactori Studio

Ebute- Metta Lagos

  • 2001 – Date
    • Practitioner and Helping
    • Diploma in Industrial Training

Group Exhibition:

1996- ADSA Yabatech- Lagos

1998- ADSA Yabatech- Lagos

1999- Final year painting exhibition

2001- The Dawn of democracy in Nigeria, Lagos Art and culture

2003- Fusion – National Museum Lagos

2003- Open House- Accenture, Lagos

2003- December juried show presentation- San Deigo watercolour society Califonia

2003- Creative Acsension, Mahogany Lagos

2004- Our experience- Maison De France, Lagos

2004- Luminous- 4th annual pastel exhibition Dydrim, Lagos

2004- Igbaladun- solo, Maison De France, Lagos

2014- Timeless, terra culture, Lagos

2014- sensing spaces, terra culture, Lagos

2014- Welcome to Africa, Louth country Museum, Dundalk Ireland

2015- GTBank virtual Gallery, Lagos

2015- Drawing is Basic, a workshop with Victor Ekpuk, Arthouse, Lagos


Phone: 08023054217

Artist Personal Website: Jideakintunde@facebook.com

Email: akinojohn@yahoo.com