The Creative Team
Meet our curatorial and management team at Fobally Art World Africa, as well as our institutional partners. Our goal of championing, developing, and showcasing the work of excellent emerging and professional artists.
FOUNDER & CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Folasade Abiola is the Founder of Fobally Art World Africa. Folasade has 20 years professional working experience in both financial and non-financial industry. She is a lover of exquisite art piece and seeks to mentor Africa Artists for crafting exceptional art piece that resonate with global brand.
Folasade is currently the Head of Learning and Global Training at FITC (Financial Institution Training Centre, Nigeria). She is a Management Training Consultant with expertise in curriculum design and capacity development solutions for local and global training programs for financial and non-financial services sector.
Folasade Abiola is a Certified Training Professional (FCTP) with Financial Accreditation Agency (FAA), Malaysia, a member of FAA Accreditation Panel, and an Alumina of University of the West of England, Bristol, United Kingdom. Folasade is an astute trainer and prolific writer.
Folasade is a poet at her leisure time.
CO-FOUNDER & ART DIRECTOR
Segun Alonge co-founded Fobally Art world Africa and joined as a practicing artist with 16 years experience of being a professional artist and 30 years of drawing experience. Segun currently sits on the Board of Fobally Art World Africa as an Executive Art Director. He obtained his first degree from Obafemi Awolowo University (Adeyemi College of Education chapter) in 2006. Afterward, in 2010, he proceeded to have his Master’s Degree in fine Art at Birmingham City University, United Kingdom.
Segun has taken part in a number of local and international exhibitions. Corporate Institutions and Individuals of many racial and cultural backgrounds have bought his artworks. His desire to learn new painting techniques has inspired him to invent a variety of methods for creating his artworks. Though Segun has a unique style and set of themes for his paintings, he occasionally explores other painting styles for relaxation.
CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER
Solutions-orientated Chief Technology Officer highly regarded for more than 15 years in the IT industry Chichi Michael is a proactive, adaptable, conscientious, and self-motivated IT specialist who has worked in various organizations and in different capacities.
She graduated from Rutgers University with a Master’s and a Bachelor of Science in computer science. Chichi offers a sincere passion for creative and connected technology to this crucial position.
She is a self-professed art enthusiast.