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Abuja, Nigeria

Ver Ikeseh

Ver Ikeseh has over ten years of experience as a practicing visual artist. He earned a Bachelor of Art in Fine Arts from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria Nigeria. He also has two art-related Master’s Degrees from the University of Ibadan, Ibadan Nigeria, and Leiden University, Leiden the Netherlands.  He uses African fabrics to create paintings on canvas which have been exhibited in Nigeria, the Netherlands, and the UK. His undergraduate thesis was an analysis of the wall murals within the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. This and his subsequent research on murals have continued to propel his passion to impact lives and minds by transforming dilapidated structures in slums and rural communities with his colorful murals.  Recently, he launched the “920 Project” where he aims at painting murals in 920 communities across Africa and in the process teaches kids and youths how to paint murals. This campaign earned him a spot as one of the 25 AYADA Lab 2019 Finalists, which is supported by Goethe Institute, Alliance Française, and iSpace Ghana. Currently, he paints mural commissions, and the proceeds are used to fund his “920 Project”.

“Generosity is the key that drives my passion.”

- Ver Ikeseh, Abuja, Nigeria

920 Project

This project focuses on donating wall murals to dilapidated structures in slums and villages across Africa. The murals are funded by proceeds from my mural commissions, seed capital funding, and crowdfunding.