Henry Chukwunonso Onianwa, also known as HenrysARTtributes, is an artist who is am embodiment of talents.
The 300 level student of Management Sciences at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka is optimistic by nature and always trying new things.
Speaking about how he started, he says, “I was born with the talent of creativity, I knew how to create something from nothing – Art. I started drawing at a tender age. Growing up as a child, when they would splash water on the wall, these would form images only I and my brother could see, apparently he was gifted too. My whole desk and textbooks were full of drawings, most of which were imaginative. I always got complaints from my teachers and my parents.”
“I actually started earning from my drawings in my secondary school, where I got contracts from my teachers, students and non academic staffs too. Ever since then, my work speaks for me, I usually get referrals from previous works I did. As a student in the university, I get commissions from my fellow students to celebrate their birthdays, valentines, mothers/fathers’ day etc. The money I get from my art, I put into my studies to complement my parents’ effort. I created a blog where I post my drawings in stages so everyone could see, and I could also get contacted from there. I also own an Instagram and Facebook account and they have been huge for marketing my work.”
The zeal to become great inspires him. “I don’t want to die a nobody, so I wake up every single day and when I pick up a pencil, I want to create something better than yesterday. People Inspire me too, the little kids on the street who have little but do great things with the little they have, great artists such as Vinkings, Kelvin Okafor, Harinzey etc. also Inspire me.”
Reach him on
Personal Facebook handle: Henry Onianwa
Facebook page: henrysarttributes
Blog address: www.henrysarttributes.blogspot.com/