Nwadike Ekene Mayowa (b. 1998) in Lagos, Nigeria and currently a 300 level student of The Federal University of Technology Akure, studying Crop Soil and Pest Management. Although with a keen interest for art at an early age, Ekene was discouraged to pursue art as it was seen as less productive and a waste of time. He was advised to read hard and pursue a career in medicine. With all papers, pencils and comic books seized, Ekene continued to draw in secrecy but only for a short while. On admission into the university, Ekene decided to use his freedom and spare time to explore art fully while maintaining a balance with schooling. As he continues his journey through realistic art, Ekene uses his art to communicate his feelings and emotions, portraying the emotional struggles and unsaid expressions of both old and young in his society. Looking into topics that can be related with by all. Ekene has explored different art mediums ranging from oil paint, water colors, pen, graphite pencil and pastel but has decided to stick with charcoal pencil because to him, he says “the contrast between dark, subtle light and sharp light shows the depth of my emotions”. When he is not drawing, Ekene explores other forms of creative art which spans from song writing, poem and motivational writings and photography as he believe these goes hand in hand with visual art.View My works
Most of 6th’s work depicts something dreamy and there’s always an underlying story which is something I find intriguing and can always relate to...the beautiful blends of charcoal and pencils attracts my attention, (especially this piece *The dream* there is this sense of silence, which is disturbed only by the helmet and the screaming glasses the boy has on, in all still trying to understand why I’m fascinated by that piece).
6th’s artworks made me see the world in a different way And it also made me look for into my photography Look at things people won’t just see and implement on it “Truly you can’t run out of ideas if you are an artist “ 6th made me believe that
You know what attracts me the most to 6th’s works? It’s his understanding of *ART!* Whenever he recreates a photographer’s work. He doesn’t miss the connection between the light and the subject. Why ? Because this is what shows the detailed expression of the subject! 6th is a very creative artist and that’s definitely the reason why he gotta stand out!
Bolarinwa Yusuf Olasunkanmi
A harmony between three main sides only created when an artist master's his feelings to transfer it through each stroke he takes with the other two sides of the triangle ( the pen & the paper ) . Mayowa did not only do this but also through his words that he speaks from his heart , as he shows emotions and positivity in each portrait he presents he go through the faces reflect it and add his positivity . He supported me and my work in all my ups and downs , thank you my dear Mayowa , you are the best