Babajide Olatunji was born in 1989 in Okitipupa, Nigeria, and currently works as an artist in Ile-Ife, Nigeria.
Originally trained as a botanist, he his a self-taught artist who spent considerable personal time researching art historical movements and modes of production. Recent projects draw from extensive research into age-old cultural practices of his indigenous Yoruba culture resulting in the critically well received series of drawings and paintings - Tribal Marks Series I, II and III.
With numerous exhibitions in Lagos and London, and art fair participation in a number of cities globally (New York, Basel and Cape Town included), his paintings have been acquired by several private collections in Switzerland, US, UK, Nigeria and Turkey, and the Mott-Warsh Collection in Flint, Michigan.
In 2017, Olatunji was selected for inclusion in the curated element of the Royal Academy Summer Show in London, UK.