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Bead Painting by Oreoluwa


Oreoluwa Titilope Adelabu, also known as CakeBaby, is into bead painting.

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The graduate of Obafemi Awolowo University describes herself as a practicing artist who loves to work with beads. She also bake cakes and create crafts from recycled materials.

Speaking about her art, she says, “I paint with sand beads on wooden boards. I also indulge a little in the art of pointillism, which inspired my love for bead painting. I started experimenting with beads during the six month ASUU strike of 2013; in my first year as an undergraduate. My first bead painting was submitted for the Badagry Festival Exhibition in the same year. This gave me the motivation to do more and by the end of the strike, I had completed five bead paintings. It is challenging and time consuming, but the overall fun and the final results are satisfying. I love what I do.”

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Oreoluwa’s art is inspired by her love for animals. “Most of my works are animal and nature themed. I do have a love for animals, and I appreciate the gifts of nature. My final project in school was themed, “If Animals Could Talk”, which was a painting of ten animals from different habitats that were likely to go extinct in 2017. It was a square painting that measured 4ft on all sides, thus, the largest bead painting in Africa, only second to Jimoh Buraimoh’s which measured 49 inches x 24 inches. It is currently displayed at the Natural History Museum, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Nigeria.”

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Connect with her via

Facebook: Adelabu Oreoluwa,

Instagram: oreoluwa_art

Twitter: @oreoluwaart

Mobile Number: 08064673777, 09022852400.

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