Jimoh Buraimoh's Bead Painting

Adeyanju, ‘Lade (1989)


Jimoh Buraimoh was born into a moslem family in Osogbo, Oyo State in 1943. His contribution to the field of African art can be described as creatively original. The media he is associated with is bead painting, which he evolved as early as 1967, twenty four years after he was born. Buraimoh started his life humbly as an electrician, trained in stage lighting at the Arts Theatre in Ibadan and joined Late Duro Laipo's National Theatre as stage light technician in 1964.