Multimedia Artist and Guinness World Record Achiever Yusuf Durodola Exhibiting at Artmiabo International Art Festival, Lagos 2022.

By - Miabo Enyadike

Multimedia Artist and Guinness World Record Achiever Yusuf Durodola,  Exhibiting at Artmiabo International Art Festival, Lagos 2022

Multimedia Artist Yusuf Durodola
Yusuf Durodola

Yusuf Durodola is a what we call a quintessential artist, one who has created for himself a quality of Art that defines who he is as an artist.

He is a painter, a performance artist, sculptor, graphic artist and curator.

Also he is an Artist who is concerned about waste objects and a sustainable way it can be repurposed into Art.

He uses artistic and creative ways to interpret his point of view with discarded objects into Art, are the reasons we are thrilled to have Yusuf exhibit at the Artmiabo International Art Festival AMIAF

Multimedia Artist Yusuf Durodola


As a multimedia communicator and dynamic artist, my interest lies in my ability to infuse different art forms into my performance, thus projecting issues that surround human existence while also exploring issues bordering on environmental pollution, echo system, socio-political imbalance, festivities, culture, and sensitization.

 My practice seeks to engage and spur minds towards a state of consciousness. I employ African symbols and draw inspiration from Yoruba cosmology (language, philosophy, adages, oral tradition, and moral expression).

These include the culture of my immediate environment, oftentimes projected through different art forms. Based on my belief that art has a strong connection to our sustainability, I use my body as a mobile object in public spaces to bring the healing power of art to the consciousness of the populace.

My penchant for pattern construction and drawing plays a prominent role in the creative process of my performances often generated from both secular and sacred objects.

My work serves as a requisite to stimulating discourses on our political and social challenges that jeopardize our collective reality. It also serves as the voice of the voiceless within the community. 

Artist Profile:

Yusuf Durodola is a multidisciplinary Nigerian artist born in 1979 at Ibadan, Oyo State.

He obtained a Nigeria Certificate in Education from the Department of Fine and Applied Arts, Federal College of Education (Technical) Akoka, Lagos, majored in Painting and Graphics.

He proceeded to the University of Lagos where he obtained his degree in Visual Arts and an MFA research student at the University of Ife, Osun State, Nigeria.

Yusuf, is a prolific and versatile artist whose genre of work blurs the boundaries of painting, recycling and up-cycle, and performance/video/photography art.

His recycling practice focuses on the materials that threaten environmental sustainability and channel it to address the issue of infrastructural decline, waste management, environmental pollution, echo system, and sensitization.

Exhibitions and Awards

He has participated in over 40 group art exhibitions, 2 solo exhibitions, residency programmes, workshops, seminars, performances and won several awards to his credit.

-Awards include:

-1st prize at National Award, Federal Ministry of Education Arts Competition

- 1st prize at Logo Design Competition - CONADEV,

-1st International Convention on Art and Development, Society of Nigerian Artists.

-Stamp Design Competition- South Africa World Cup 2010 and Nigeria at 50 - NIPOST.

-He is a Guinness World Record Achiever (Largest Painting by Number) for Ecole de dessin, Lagos, Nigeria.

-Art Associations and Events:

He belongs to several art bodies.

-He has served as co-organizer, facilitator, curator/co-curator, resource person, and creative director to several art events such as Grandeur Of Epeland (2016), Yaba School of Art

- 2017 October Rain Exhibition, SNA Lagos

- Ajorin Metal Exhibition (2020),

- Thought Pyramid, Lagos; Chronicle of Confinement: Africa (2020), New York;

-UMNY AMA 2020, India; Trash to Wealth (2020),

- Jelosimi, Lagos; Striding Bodies (2020), New York;

-Lock Unlock (2020), India.


His works are displayed in local and international private spaces and galleries.

His pieces have been featured in magazines, art books, TV stations, and as well as the book cover.  Yusuf is a founder and creative director of Ategun Art Foundation, a platform to impact the creative knowledge and experience into the younger ones and promotion of art.

Exhibitions Include


2019 “PRICELESS” Nike Art Gallery, Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria.

2018 “NAVIGATION” ICAF Artist in Residency, Iwaya, Lagos, Nigeria. 

Multimedia Artist Yusuf Durodola


2021 - IBUSO OGOTA - Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria.

2021 - ATUPA - Lagos Book and Art Festival, Freedom Park, Old Colonial Prison Ground, Lagos

2021 - OLUMOKO – Nike Art Centre, Ogidi-Ijumu, Kogi State.

2021 - AWOLOWO - Iwaya, Lagos, Nigeria.

2020 - ARIN AREMABO - Akoka, Lagos, Nigeria.

2020 - OLOJU OROGBO -   with Dotun Popoola -    Dot Atelier, Ife, Osun State.

2020 - ABRAKADABRA – Lock Unlock, Glimpses behind Isolation (Webinar), India.

2020 - OGBONOLOGBON - Akoka, Lagos, Nigeria.

2020 - JEKIWONMO - Akoka, Lagos, Nigeria.

2020 - ATUPA - Webinar. (Indian Programme)

2020 - OPAKOPA  - Bariga, Lagos, Nigeria.

2020 - OWEWE WEE (COVID-19 edition) - Bariga, Lagos, Nigeria.

2020 - IKUDAYIISI (COVID-19 edition) - Bariga, Lagos, Nigeria.

2020 -  KINI OHUN ETUTU (Series) COVID-19 edition  - Bariga, Lagos, Nigeria.

2019- MAJELE, When The Load Is Returned To The Owner, The Rest Is The Rest, - Lagos Book and Art Festival, Freedom Park, Old Colonial Prison Ground, Lagos

2019 - EMI, NOT JUST A SOUL - Federal College of Technology, Akoka, Lagos, Nigeria.

2019 - ABIYAMO  - Nike Art Gallery, Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria.

2019 - THE WARNING OF ARE ONA KAKANFO (Protest Performance)   -    Iwaya, Lagos, Nigeria.

2019 -  MYSELF AND I  - Odunsi Junction, Bariga, Lagos, Nigeria.

2019 -  OMODE GBON AGBA GBON  - Thought Pyramid Art Centre, Lagos, Nigeria.

2018 - THE MOVING  DOT - Yaba College of Technology, Lagos, Nigeria

2018 - KINI OHUN ETUTU - Sango Ota, Ogun state, Nigeria.

2018 -  AGBEGILERE    -   Tejuosho  Market, Lagos, Nigeria.

2018  - OGEDE NBAGE -  Lagos Book and Art Festival, Freedom Park, Old Colonial Prison Ground , Lagos  Island, Lagos.

2018 -  AKUDAAYA -Iwaya, Lagos.

2018 - IBEERE - Mainland and Island, Lagos, Nigeria

2018 - IPA  -Yaba College of technology, Lagos, Nigeria

2018 -  KINI   OHUN ETUTU -  Sabo, Lagos, Nigeria

2018 -  BOJU BAYEJU  - Yaba college of Technology, Lagos, Nigeria

2017 -  AGANRANDI  - Iwaya, Lagos, Nigeria

2017 - BOJU BOJU  - Department of Creative Arts, University of Lagos, Nigeria

2017 - EEKAN  - Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria

2017 - IF NO BE SAY OGA AT TOP STOP AM,    National Gallery of Art National Theatre, Iganmu, Lagos, Nigeria

2017 -   GLOBAL HUES  -    Federal college of Education, Lagos, Nigeria

2017 - OYIBIRIBIRI  -    Pan Atlantic University, Lagos, Nigeria

2017 - OLUBOBOTIRIBO  -   Didi museum,  Lagos, Nigeria

2017 - THOUGH I DON’T  KNOW  YOU -    Ambassade De Belgique, Abuja, Lagos

2016 - IT IS BLACK, IT IS WHITE -   University of Lagos, Nigeria

2016 - ODADA  -   Akoka, Lagos, Nigeria

2016 - TRIBUTE -   Nike Art Gallery, Lekki, Lagos

2016 - SHOW ME YOU LOVE ME   -   Bariga, Lagos

2016 - DELIVER US FROM EVIL  -     National art Theatre, Iganmu, Lagos

2016 - SENATE ARE YOU A ROTTEN HEAD -   with Jelili Atiku - Art House Contemporary, Ikoyi, Lagos.

2016 - IT IS BLACK, IT IS WHITE    Iwaya community Art Festival, Iwaya, Lagos

2015 - POLITICAL SPEECH -  Akoka, Lagos 


2021 “Nike At 70” - EbonyLife, Lagos.

2021 “October Rain” Society of Nigerian Artists- Mydrim Gallery, Lagos.

2021 “Fact File Recycling Exhibition -Thought Pyramid, Lagos.

2020 “October Rain” Society of Nigerian Artists-National Museum, Lagos.

2019 “October Rain” Society of Nigerian Artists- Freedom Park, Lagos.

2018 “October Rain” Society of Nigerian Artists-Thought Pyramid, Lagos.

2018 “ICAF” Radisson Blue Hotel, Lagos.

2017 “October Rain” Society of Nigerian Artist-National Museum, Onikan, Lagos.

2017 -    REMEMBRANCE  -    Pan Atlantic University, Lagos, Nigeria

2016 Faces and Phases, Terra Kulture, Lagos

2016 Mediating Waste, the University of Lagos

2014 “Step Out” - Final Year Exhibition – University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos, Nigeria

2010 till 2015 “October Rain” Society of Nigerian Artists- Nike Art Gallery, Lagos.

2009 “Art on the Mainland”-  National Arts Theatre of  Arts and Craft, Iganmu, Lagos.

2008 “October Rain” Society of Nigerian Artist-National Museum, Onikan, Lagos.

2007 Beautiful Nigeria, Thought Pyramid, Abuja

2007 Beautiful Nigeria, Harmattan Gallery, Lagos

2007 Beautiful Nigeria, National Museum, Onikan, Lagos

2006 “Democrat” Terra Kulture, V.I., Lagos

2006 Aesthetics Bound- National Museum Onikan, Lagos

2006 In the Beginning – Final Year Exhibition FCE (T) Akoka

2006 Mini Exhibition “Our World” FCE (T), Akoka

2005 Within Our Grasp- National Museum, Onikan, Lagos

2005 Expression- Silverbird Galleria, Lagos

2004 Art Fair- National Museum, Onikan, Lagos.

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