Ebenezer Samuel Akinola (Ibadan, 1968),is a Nigerian artist and curator known for his work in portraiture, figurative and abstract African art.
Akinola’s artistic expressions uplifts and celebrates black culture while simultaneously pushing against societal norms related to race, gender, beauty, cultural identity, and contemporary African politics and spirituality.
Akinola's artistic portfolio has an emphasis on creating portraits and figurative studies, where he combines realistic and abstract elements and incorporates details.
Akinola draws inspiration from various African cultures, incorporating elements such as turbans from northern Nigeria and wrappers from the south.
His work is connected to traditional values and a sense of community, with migration being a recurring theme.