Lukman Alade Fakeye’s biography, fact, career, awards, net worth and life story

Intro Nigerian artist
Is Artist
Wood carver
From Nigeria
Type Arts
Gender male

Lukman Alade Fakeye (born June 25, 1983, in Ibadan) is a Yoruba Nigerian sculptor and woodcarver. He is the youngest in the Fakeye family of carvers. He is a nephew of Lamidi Fakeye, who carved the doors of the African Room at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D. C. He began working with his father, Akin Fakeye, at the age of nine.
Lukman Alade Fakeye studied art and design at Ibadan Polytechnic, where he was elected Best Student in Sculpture twice. Fakeye’s works can be seen in public and private collections in Nigeria, the United States, and the United Kingdom.



  • The student art gallery at Ibadan Polytechnic
  • Osun Oshogbo Annual Festival with Wale Adelakun, 2000, and with Akindele Olufemi Olunloyo, 2006
  • Aafak Art Gallery, Lagos, Nigeria, with Awotunde Adeniyi, 2002
  • Megamurth Impression Art Gallery with Seun Adeyemo
  • Africraft Art Gallery with Rotimi Aderogba, 2005
  • Dutch Embassy in Abuja, 2001
  • Mansah Gallery, Banjul, The Gambia, 2007

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