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Móyòsóré Martins

April 2024 – Current


Móyòsóré Martins is a New York-based Nigerian contemporary artist taking the art world by storm. He’s a renaissance man who dabbles in graphics, product design, and music. MOYO’s paintings are profoundly narrative and embody his personal journey. He embodies his traditional Afro-cultural, spiritual roots and fashion-forward sense of aesthetics.

Born of Brazilian descent with both parents from Ekiti state, Nigeria, MOYO developed a sense of mixed cultural independence from his family’s tribal roots and developed his artistic vision from his travels and upbringing. Inspired by the streets of London and New York, his college years in Ghana and Ivory Coast blend into his artwork while expressing his Yoruban cultural roots.

MOYO is self-taught and is primarily influenced by his internal vision and not necessarily by other artists. For him, his work is spiritual in nature and represents his wishes and dreams and his path forward.

As part of Moyo’s residency in Senya Beraku Ghana we held a one-off exhibition of some of the works created and in progress at The Front Back Arts Club Accra – See below for details.

“For One Night Only” is an exclusive art exhibition event set to take place on Sunday, May 12th, 2024, from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM. This special occasion offers attendees the unique opportunity to immerse themselves in the captivating works of Móyòsóré Martins, a Nigerian contemporary artist whose artistry transcends cultural boundaries. In collaboration with Front/ Back Accra, this event promises an evening of artistic exploration and cultural celebration, where artworks will be available for purchase.

The Artist:

Móyòsóré Martins is a visionary artist whose work reflects a fusion of diverse influences, blending elements of Afro-cultural heritage with a contemporary aesthetic sensibility. Born of Brazilian descent with roots in Nigeria, Martins’ upbringing and global travels have shaped his artistic vision, resulting in a body of work that is both deeply personal and universally resonant. His paintings, characterized by profound narrative depth, offer viewers a glimpse into the artist’s transcultural journey and rich cultural tapestry.

The ATTC Art Residency:

Martins’ artistic journey finds expression within the ATTC Art Residency, situated within the Christian Atsu Education Centre in Senya Beraku. This residency, established as part of Christian Atsu’s philanthropic legacy supporting Arms Around The Child, serves as a hub for artistic collaboration and experimentation. By fostering dialogue and exchange among artists from diverse backgrounds, the residency enriches the local community’s cultural landscape while promoting cross-cultural understanding and appreciation.

Event Overview:

“For One Night Only” on Sunday, May 12th, 2024, invites art enthusiasts and cultural aficionados to experience Martins’ evocative creations firsthand. From 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM, attendees will have the opportunity to explore a curated selection of Martins’ paintings, each offering a window into the artist’s multifaceted identity and creative journey. The event promises an evening of artistic discovery and cultural immersion, with guided tours and interactive displays enhancing the viewing experience.


“For One Night Only” offers a rare opportunity to engage with the transformative power of art and celebrate the richness of cultural diversity. As attendees explore Martins’ captivating works, they are invited to embark on a journey of introspection and discovery, connecting with the artist’s narrative while reflecting on their cultural heritage and identity. Join us on Sunday, May 12th, 2024, from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM, for an unforgettable evening of art, culture, and community. Artworks will be available for purchase, allowing guests to take a piece of this inspiring event home with them.

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