Born and raised between Nigeria and England, REWA is a self-taught visual artist practicing in Lagos. She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Physiology and Pharmacology from University College London and worked in the financial services industry until she began her journey as an artist. REWA describes her work as Igbo Vernacular Art, which she sees as existing outside formal academic or western dialogue. The ancient value systems and customs of the Igbo people, and their fierce independence, are of fundamental importance to her and are evidenced in the themes she unpacks in her portraits, which aim to blend the old with the modern in fresh, uncompromising ways.

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