Twins Seven Seven

Painting, Visual Artist

1944 – 2011

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Who was Twins Seven Seven?

Prince Twins Seven Seven, born Prince Taiwo Olaniyi Oyewale-Toyeje Oyelale Osuntoki in Ogidi, Nigeria, was a Nigerian painter, sculptor and musician.

Prince Twins Seven-Seven began his career in the 1960s in workshops conducted by Ulli and Georgina Beier in Osogbo, a Yoruba town in southwestern Nigeria. Since then he has become one of the most well known artists of the Osogbo School. His work is influenced by traditional Yoruba mythology and culture, and creates a fantastic universe of humans, animals, plants and Yoruba gods.

He was designated UNESCO Artist for Peace on 25 May 2005 "“in recognition of his contribution to the promotion of dialogue and understanding among peoples, particularly in Africa and the African Diaspora”.

Twins Seven Seven died on June 16, 2011 following complications from a stroke.

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Born
May 3, 1944
Nigeria
Nationality
  • Nigeria
Died
Jun 16, 2011
Ibadan

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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