- Titus Agbara
Titus Agbara was born in Lagos, Nigeria, and studied art at Federal Polytechnic, Auchi.
He moved to the UK in 2007 and has lived in Oldham since 2016. Damilola is a portrait of the artist’s friend, a fellow migrant, whose name relates to the Yoruba word for prosperity. A large proportion of Oldham’s population are from black and minority-ethnic backgrounds and Gallery Oldham is keen to reflect this demographic diversity in its holdings. Damilola is the first portrait of a black woman, and the first work by Agbara, to enter the collection.