Sanusi Olatunji was born in the Yoruba town – Ejigbo in Lagos, Nigeria. Growing up as the only artist in his family, and in a town where art wasn’t well received by the majority, this did not stop Sanusi from pursuing his dream of becoming an accomplished artist.
After receiving a degree in art, he worked as a full-time studio artist while furthering his education in the area of industrial techniques. Now living in South Africa, Sanusi believes that Nigeria provided an opportunity to explore ideas and South Africa provided him an opportunity to follow his dreams.
Practicing and exhibiting his art throughout Africa has been an uplifting experience, and he’s looking forward to taking on the world! He has discovered a love working in several mediums, but paper and fabric collages has been his most favourite as he sees it as a form of recycling which he called (Waste is wealth).