Fola David


Fola David is a young, talented, self-made hyperrealism visual artist and performance painter. His preferred mediums include graphite, charcoal, oil colour and water colour.

 A self-taught portraitist, he has made a name for himself by drawing local and international celebrities, past and present, with particular attention to detail of features and attitude of his subjects against a simple backdrop. He has illustrated Trey Songz, Wale, Keri Hilson, R. Kelly, Jidenna, 2face, Iyanya, DJ Jimmy Jatt, Alibaba and many more.

He has also performed on various stages, breaking the internet with his 4-minute painting of reggae-dancehall artiste Patoranking at the MTV Shuga Tour in 2015.

Fola is a student of Medicine and Surgery at the University of Lagos and for him, his constant interaction with the human figure in medicine and in art has been the ultimate experience. He believes that in both fields, a lot can be told about a person by looking at details of outward appearance.