Ayoola Gbolahan (b. 1977) is a gifted and prolific visual artist based in Lagos, Nigeria. He received his education in Fine Art from Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria. Following his education, Ayoola completed a residency with renowned Nigerian painter, Tola Wewe. His works have been included in solo and group shows spanning the length of 2 decades. These include exhibitions at home in Nigeria and in the global space.
He has received numerous awards including the “54 Nigerian Art Masters" from the Greek Embassy. In 2010, he emerged as winner of The National Art Competition, a competition organised by the African Artists' Foundation. The artist's works can be found in major corporate and private collections across the globe. His works are also included in reputable institutions such as the World Bank in Washington USA, African Finance Corp, Nigeria and The Nigerian National Gallery of Arts.