Shaibu-Salami Ashiata (b. 1998) is a contemporary artist from Kogi state, who grew up in Ibadan. She is a painter who considers life from different perspectives. Her journey into art was inspired by her urge to communicate about freedom: the freedom to express ourselves, the freedom to live and the freedom to dream. Ashiata’s love of art led her to explore diverse mediums and techniques. In her paintings she uses paint, mixed media collages, impasto, sponging, picture and paper transfers. Her work is influenced by her love of writing, music, and travel.