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Ayogu Kingsley Ifeanyichukwu Artist biography


Ayogu Kingsley Ifeanyichukwu born September 23 1994, Hails from Aji Igboeze North L.GA. Enugu State, Nigeria. He is a Mastermind  NCE holder in Painting and Graphics from Enugu State College of Education (Technical )  Enugu Nigeria.

Ayogu unique  style of painting  has earned him recognition and awards local and international art magazine. Finalist Spanish visual Art competition 2015, Winner Talent For Praize Music and Art Competion, Winner Best Experiment Artist at LIMCAF 2016.

His painting is adorn with blessings from above which appeal and give peace to the world  thereby bringing people from different background together for the  sake of Love and Unity.

Furthermore, his painting/ which seek to express themes of daily experience of human life and nature has been defined as " poetry that speaks to create pulsating appeal to the conscience  of people.



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