David Ibukun Oniyide Nigerian, b. 2002

David Ibukun Oniyide (b. 2002) is a visual artist born in Ila Orangun, Osun State and graduated from Camila High School in 2019. He relocated to Lagos State in 2020 to pursue a career as an artist. His works focus on societal and mental health issues plaguing underprivileged children.


He started drawing cartoons as a kid and during high school, was taught drawing techniques by his brother, who was also an artist. He started pencil drawings and was inspired by hyperrealists artists like Ibim Cookey and Stanley Arinze. He switched from pencil to pen and ink to reduce his reliance on using erasers to correct mistakes in his drawings.