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ANA Podcast; In Studio Visits Nigeria, Presents Ayoola Gbolahan

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Ayoola Gbolahan is a talented and prolific artist from Lagos, Nigeria where he is currently based. Ayoola draws his inspiration from human anthropology and the unveiling of spirituality. Gbolahan’s expression of art can be called abstract expressionist using mediums such as pastels, acrylic, charcoal and pencil.

Ayoola Gbolahan in studio. Image courtesy of Jonas Schwarz Lausten

His contributions reach as far as the World Bank in Washington USA, the Nigerian National Gallery of Arts and the African Finance Corp in Nigeria to name a few. Gbolahan highlights early in his career the jumpstart being working with well known Nigerian artist, Tola Wewe where Gbolahan took part in a residency. Gbolahan’s works have been in solo and group exhibitions, both home and away; spanning the last two decades.

Ayoola Gbolahan’s studio. Image courtesy of Jonas Schwarz Lausten

This month’s episode features this remarkable artist having a conversation with the host, Jonas Schwarz Lausten. Gbolahan speaks on his experience in the art world, his inspirations and insight. Listen in and be taking into the mind of this artist and his creative expression.

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Music is from ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Pixabay⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ and the theme song “⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Start Again⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠” is by Nigerian singersong writer ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Falana⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠. Sculpture on podcast cover by ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Alimi Adewale⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠.


Azeeza Sanni is the General Manager of Art Network Africa. She is a graduate of Middlesex University of Mauritius & Monash South Africa. You can reach her with information/requests on

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