Adeola D. Adegbenro
Born and brought up in the ancient city of Ibadan, Nigeria, West of Africa; Dare Olúfèrè, as he is popularly known, is an African enthusiast. His works of art; both in painting and music revolve around Africa and her heritage dying by the day. He ventures into the deep, sacred and rich culture of his people, Yoruba, thereby erupting values at the bed of the culture to reflect contemporary societal conditions. Having been influenced by Nigerian veteran artists such as Ebenezer Akinola and Taiwo Fadare in Impressionism realism, Dare discovered for himself a functional yet aesthetic style. He recently started exploring shades of indigo as a result of its historical importance to the black race. He centralizes his message using Ifa, the Yoruba ancient form of divination and philosophy, coupled with some other African motifs to buttress his point. He has participated in few local exhibitions in Nigeria which includes Life In My City (LIMCAF) by Alliance Francaise Port Harcourt, 2019 and Ibadan Art Fair, 2019 He is a graduate of Music from the Nigeria premier university, University of Ibadan.