Demola Ogunajo Nigerian, b. 1973


Born in 1973 in Ibadan, Nigeria, Demola Ogunajo studied painting at Obafemi Awolowo University. He works as a freelance artist and is the creative director of FLUX-CITY Studio. He has illustrated for Glendora Review - An African Quarterly Journal for the Arts, in addition to numerous album covers and books.




After early solo exhibitions in Port Harcourt and Lagos, Ogunajo presented Animystic City at Signature Gallery in Lagos in 2004. His solo exhibition, Mustard Seed, was held at Nimbus Gallery in Lagos in 2014. His artworks have been exhibited at Art Twenty One (Lagos), 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair (London), Goethe Institute (Lagos), the National Museum (Lagos), and Tribes (Lagos).

Ogunajo’s work is featured in the anthology Artists of Nigeria by Onyema Offoedu (2012) and the catalogue for Black President: The Art and Legacy of Fela Anikulapo Kuti published by the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York (2003). In 2005, he served as the main illustrator for the Glendora publication project A City at Work, sponsored by the Prince Claus Fund. He has created artworks for creative houses in Nigeria including Jazzhole Records and Bogobiri. His artwork served as the cover art for Intervention, an essay by Wole Soyinka. In 2012, he produced the cover art and design for the album Rocket Juice and the Moon, produced by Honest Jons Record Labelin London. Ogunajo lives and works in Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria.