Titi Omoighe Nigerian, b. 1966

Titilayo Omoighe (born 1966) is one of Nigeria’s best kept art secrets. She grew up in Lagos and graduated from the Yaba College of Technology with a Higher National Diploma in Painting in 1989, being awarded the Best Life Drawing Student Award of the year.

She completed her National Youth Service in Kano, where she received the Kano State NYSC Award, before starting a career as Artist and Designer at the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) in Lagos and Abeokuta. She created iconic set designs for news, theatre, adverts, and beauty pageants on television and at the National Theatre in Lagos. She was awarded the 1st Prize URTNA Nelson Mandela Trophy Design Award in Nairobi in 1992.

After twenty years working in television and completing a Master of Fine Art (MFA) in Painting at the University of Benin in 2013, Titi returned to her alma matter as a lecturer in painting and drawing. While teaching and pursuing her doctorate at the University of Benin, Titi’s artistic practice has focused on interpreting literature through painting.

She has taken part in numerous exhibitions in Nigeria and spends her time painting, writing, and lecturing. Titi is married to fellow artist, Mike Omoighe, and has three children.