2024 Muralists ​

Dario Mohr, Founder and Director of the nonprofit organization, AnkhLave Arts Alliance Curated and collaged original artwork from Knii Shippie Afotey and Faith Omole, who serve as the inaugural African Indigenous Mural Project. Knii Shippie Afotey is of Ga tribal descent from Accra, Ghana and Faith Omole is of Yoruba descent from Nigeria. Mohr paid studio visits to both of them in their respective countries, photographed their work and included it in the mural, which was presented with with ArtBridge at NYC Health + Hospitals

Faith Omole

Faith Omole (b. 2000) is a self trained, illusionary visual artist of Yoruba descent from Kogi State, Nigeria. Her work is Illusionary because her figures are only seen when the viewer stands at a distance or scans from a camera lens, she explores the symbolism of ancient and contemporary motifs in creating juxtaposed portraits that represent the overall biography of a person in history or an event. Omole graduated from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria in 2022. Having studied Microbiology, she has an urgent sense and attention to details, this has guided her to embed intricate but historically ancient symbols, while simultaneously introducing impressionism in her works.


Nii Shippie Afotey Albert


Nii Shippie Afotey Albert (born 1995) is a contemporary artist of Ga indigenous ancestry from Accra, Ghana. He works in many disciplines but primary with hibiscus flower, coffee and other African locally made juice or herbs to depict and talk about class co-dependency in society. He is a graduate from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) read painting and sculpture, he resides and works in Accra-Nungua. His dream is to contribute immensely to the contemporary art of his time and the art world at large.