The Cover Section Editor: M. Therese Southgate,
MD, Senior Contributing Editor.
He is an artist like no other: painter, draftsman, sculptor, printmaker,
metal worker, textile designer; he is also a musician: singer, dancer, bandleader,
drummer. He is a writer, a poet. And he has acting credits. His official name
is Prince Taiwo Olaniyi Oyewale-Toyeje Oyekale Osuntoki, but he chooses to
be known by the simpler, distinctive construction of Twins Seven Seven. Descended
from a Nigerian chieftain, Twins Seven Seven (1944- )
was born in Ibadan to a leather worker father and cloth weaver mother; his
mother was also a trader in women’s jewelry and clothing. When he was
eight years old his father died and he moved with his mother to her ancestral
village in the province of Kabba. At age 16 he left school and began the journey
that would take him and his art around the world.
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